About Our Maker Faire

The Eugene Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of the Eugene area’s many talented makers: do-it-yourself enthusiasts who put science and technology to work. The sixth-annual event will take place on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at Eugene Science Center in Alton Baker Park. The event is a collaboration between Eugene Science Center (formerly the Science Factory) and Eugene Maker Space in association with MAKE Magazine/Maker Media.

Eugene Science Center strives to engage children, excite their curiosity, inspire them toward a lifelong love of learning about science, and empower them to use science and technology to improve their communities. Founded in 1961, we are Lane County’s only hands-on science museum for kids and families. We serve 40,000 community members each year with interactive exhibits, planetarium shows, summer and holiday camps, workshops, public special events, and community outreach programs.

EMS_2017_FINALEugene Makerspace is a non-profit community space where creators and makers of all kinds can explore the intersections between technology, science, art, and culture. We provide a gateway for curious minds to share tools and ideas, contribute to projects, and collaborative education through hands-on learning, community events and outreach. Our shared shop has tools to facilitate wood-working, metal fabrication, electronics, programming, and more.  In-shop tools like 3D printers help bridge the digital/physical divide and an active community of creative members explore possibilities that help bring your project ideas to life.

global-logoMaker 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.