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Denver Mini Maker Faire, “The Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth” Returns to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science June 11th and 12th

Denver, CO (May 11, 2016) – The Colorado Maker Hub in collaboration with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science will be hosting the Denver Mini Maker Faire June 11th and 12th of 2016. Local and regional makers and innovative organizations will participate; showcasing science, technology, arts, crafts, and creative talents during the two-day event.

“Inspiring people of all ages to actively create, invent, and problem solve is part of our mission,” said Nathan Seidle, Founder and CEO of SparkFun Electronics, presenting sponsor for the event. “We are proud of our ongoing work with The Denver Mini Maker Faire–this event is not about a one-weekend experience, it is about connecting people to leading-edge technology and motivating them to innovate for the future.”

Highlights include one-of a kind, hands-on experiences including:

Serenity Forge Musical Experience:Use the motion of your arms and hands to create magical lines on a screen that interact with falling objects to generate music. Watch and listen as the objects bounds around the lines, creating a symphony of sounds that come together like magic.

ArtoCade: Participate in the decoration of an “art car” that will be included in the 2016 ArtoCade Festival in Trinidad, Colorado on September 9th and 10th. The vehicle will become a rolling structure reflecting the creativity of the Faire attendees.

Fashion Forward and Wearable Tech: Experience the future of fashion including wearable technologies, recycled fashion, cosplay, unique textiles.

And Many More: Fabrication from welding and soldering to electronics and arduinos, R2D2, rockets, robots, engineering, bridge building challenge, inventors design workshop, drones, Fly the Planetarium, Nerdy Derby, urban arts all included in this hands-on event!

General admission to the Museum is included with the 2016 Denver Mini Maker Faire ticket. The event will be held inside and outside the Museum, rain or shine. Free parking is available and alternative transportation is encouraged. Be sure to mark your calendars for June 11th and 12th to join the 3rd Annual Denver Mini Maker Faire at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

About the Denver Mini Maker Faire
The Denver Mini Maker Faire is generously supported by Presenting Sponsors SparkFun Electronics, The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Epilog Laser and Make Magazine. An offshoot of the celebrated Maker Faire (www.makerfaire.com) created in the SF Bay area that draws over 100,000 annually from all around the world for “The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth!” The Denver Mini Maker faire is independently produced by the Colorado Maker Hub, 501(c)3 in collaboration with Maker Media. Colorado Maker Hub is an educational non-profit with a mission to foster maker innovation and to create a thriving, sustainable future by advancing and connecting Colorado makers – a vibrant community of tinkerers, tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, youth makers, hobbyists, science clubs, students, and entrepreneurs.

Tickets are available for purchase here.
For more information on the Denver Mini Maker Faire, visit here.

About the Denver Museum for Nature & Science
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading resource for informal science education. Our mission is to be a catalyst and ignite the community’s passion for nature and science. The Museum envisions an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world. As such, a variety of engaging exhibits, discussions, and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum, visit dmns.org, or call 303.370.6000. Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. Connect with the Museum on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

“The maker community crosses boundaries of science and art, young and old, craftsmanship and technology, coming together to create the innovation economy. The things we make define us as a society and build our future.” Elise VanDyne, Maker Faire-y & Executive Director of Colorado Maker Hub.

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The maker movement has been called the next industrial revolution and is fueling innovations in entrepreneurship, manufacturing, education, invention and business.  In Colorado, a center of the Maker Movement, local and regional makers will be showcasing their DIY talents in science, technology, crafting, fashion, and sustainability at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for a two-day interactive, fun-filled event. Our theme this year will be Building the Future and we will be showcasing leading edge tools, technologies and techniques that makers are using to build the future.

We offer a range of opportunities to gather unique newsworthy stories pre-event and we can offer onsite broadcasting space, interviews with inventors, artists, makers of sorts, fans and families. We will offer Press Pass access to all areas of the show on the 10th during set up and on the 11th and 12th through the event. Set-up day is a great day to interview and prepare stories, conduct interviews and gather some great footage. ALL PRESS PASSES MUST BE APPROVED PRIOR TO THE DAY OF THE FAIRE. Please contact us with your press credentials by June 8th.

For more information or media passes, please email

elise(at)comakerhub.org

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The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading resource for informal science education, is proud to host the 2016 Denver Mini Maker Faire®. The Faire is produced by the nonprofit Colorado Maker Hub.  General admission to the Museum is included in your 2016 Denver Mini Maker Faire event ticket (excludes IMAX and Planetarium). The event will be held inside and outside the Museum, rain or shine. No refunds due to weather will be given. Free parking is available but alternative transportation is encouraged.

Social Media

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About the Denver Mini Maker Faire

The Denver Mini Maker Faire is an offshoot of the celebrated Maker Faire (http://www.makerfaire.com) created in the SF Bay area that draws over 100,000 annually from all around the world for “The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth!” The Denver Mini Maker Faire is generously supported by Presenting Sponsors SparkFun Electronics, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Make Magazine as well as Colorado Maker Sponsor Epilog Laser. To follow the development of the Faire and also learn more about the emerging Maker Movement and community resources for Makers, visit the website at http://www.denvermakerfaire.org. The Denver Mini Maker faire is independently produced by Making Progress 501(c)3 in collaboration with Maker Media.

About the Colorado Maker Hub

The mission of the Colorado Maker Hub, an educational nonprofit 501c3 organization, is to inspire, inform and connect Colorado Makers by producing Mini Maker Faires and creating opportunities for resource sharing and collaboration among the diverse innovation community of tinkerers, tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, inventors, hobbyists, science clubs, students and entrepreneurs. Connect with the Colorado Maker Hub online at http://denvermakerfaire.com, on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Denver Museum for Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading resource for informal science education. Our mission is to be a catalyst and ignite the community’s passion for nature and science. The Museum envisions an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world. As such, a variety of engaging exhibits, discussions, and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum, visit dmns.org, or call 303.370.6000. Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. Connect with the Museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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