The 3rd Annual Salem Mini Maker Faire is coming Saturday, August 13, 2016 to Gilbert House Children’s Museum! From 10 am – 2 pm on August 13th, makers will converge at Gilbert House Children’s Museum for this special event to show and teach about the things they make. Maker Faires celebrate what people are passionate about, connecting the community through show-and-tell style learning. This Maker Faire is for anyone who likes learning new things; you don’t have to be a “maker” to come, although you just might discover you already are a maker.

Gilbert House is so excited for the makers who have signed up to be a part of this year’s Mini Maker Faire! There is a wide range of talents and arts that will amaze and amuse kids and adults alike. Young magicians will demonstrate their magical skills, there will be calligraphy and paper arts, as well as LEGO challenges and electronics programming. In the true tradition of Maker Faires and Gilbert House Children’s Museum alike, there will be plenty of hands-on fun to be had as well!

While the hands-on activities are geared toward children, the Salem Mini Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering for anyone interested in seeing science, technology, and crafts utilized for creative projects.

“We are proud to showcase Salem’s unique personality at the Mini Maker Faire,” says Gilbert House Outreach Coordinator, Ryan Kinnett, “The makers really want to support and inspire the children of Salem to become passionate makers in their own right.”

Some of the participating makers include: Microportal Electronics Club, Oregon Virtual Academy, CCTV, Capital Calligraphers and more!

Tickets for this special event are $5 for Gilbert House members and $10 for nonmembers/general admission.

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