This weekend, the Science Channel joined over 650 of the world’s leaders in tech, science, craft, fashion and art in New York City for the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – the Maker Faire.
The Faire, which took place Friday and Saturday in Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, brings together Makers from all walks of earth to share what they’ve made and learned with other innovative enthusiasts. The Science Channel hosted a tent in the heart of the Faire that encouraged families to enjoy the “question everything” experience. Tent guests were invited to try their skills at the Punkin Chunkin Trebuchet game, where they tried to get a ball in the hole for Science Channel swag, including bags, sunglasses and temporary tattoos, and Science Channel ambassadors also gave fans in the crowd opportunities to win gift cards by answering questions.
If you’re in the DC area and weren’t able to make it to New York, we’ve got you covered! For the first time ever, Discovery Communications is sponsoring a Silver Spring Mini Maker Faire. Set to take place at the Silver Spring Civic Building and Veterans Plaza on Sunday, September 29, from 12 to 5PM, the festival will feature over 60 booths with performances, presentations and hands-on projects for all ages. Highlights include an Edible Urban Garden from DC Central Kitchen, Kinetic Art and Wearable Art, Robot Tic Tac Toe, Aluminum Aerogami and Make Your Own Rover with NASA. Punkin Chunkin fans can also check out the famed air cannon and play games to win Punkin Chunkin swag.
For all the event information, visit www.makerfairesilverspring.com – we hope to see you there!