What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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About Tampa Mini Maker Faire

The Glazer Children’s Museum and Tampa Hackerspace are proud to host the Inaugural Tampa Mini Maker Faire on July 27, 2019. The event is hosted in collaboration with Make:Makezine.com. We will showcase an array of makers and vendors displaying their innovative inventions, crafts and much more.


About Glazer Children’s Museum
The mission of the Glazer Children’s Museum is to create a learning laboratory where children play, discover, and connect with the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders. While learning is often formal and playing is for fun, the Glazer Children’s Museum encourages children to play with purpose in an interactive learning environment. The Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, serving as an innovative educational, cultural, and accessible resource for Tampa Bay and Central Florida. More than 210,000 guests explore GCM’s 19 themed areas and 170 exhibits annually, and another 60,000 people are impacted through the Museum’s outreach in the community. Conveniently located in downtown Tampa, GCM is an integral part of the cultural corridor of museums, libraries, theaters, and performing arts centers. The 53,000 square foot facility offers 5,000 square feet of event space, 2,500 square feet of classroom space, and a 1,000 square foot rooftop terrace overlooking the picturesque Riverwalk along the Hillsborough River and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.


About Tampa Hackerspace
Tampa Hackerspace is a local community workshop organized to teach and enable learning of technology skills by providing classes, space, tools, and equipment. They are a 501(c)3 non-profit, membership-based institution operating out of a 9,000 square foot facility, regularly holding classes and workshops which are open to both members and non-members. Tampa Hackerspace was established to create a sustainable space for learning and collaboration. They enable members and the surrounding community to explore both their creativity and curiosity.


Sponsorship Opportunities
To join the Glazer Children’s Museum, Tampa Hackerspace, and Make:Makezine.com in supporting this community event, please contact Christopher Johnson at cjohnson@glazermuseum.org or 813 443 3816. The Glazer Children’s Museum and Tampa Hackerspace are both private non-profit 501(c)3 organizations.


Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.