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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Exhibit at Maker Faire Milwaukee

Maker Faire is THE place to connect with students, young talent, skilled makers, families and educators interested in technology, advanced manufacturing, trades, and emerging fields.  Of course, it’s also THE place to share your skills and work with other makers and with the community.  Apply to exhibit!

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The Call for Makers is open now!

Friday, September 13 is Education Day!

With support from the Harley-Davidson Foundation, the Faire will host Field Trip Friday for school groups (recommended for students in grades 4-12), from 9 am to 2:30 pm.

The Faire is not open to the public during this program, and group reservations are required.  Space is limited!

Contact us at education@makerfairemilwaukee.com for more information.


Making – hands-on learning – is becoming a powerful strategy in addressing national K-12 education priorities and workforce development goals, and in maintaining American leadership in innovation and entrepreneurship.  Complementing the Museum’s core “learning-by-doing” mission and resources that foster school readiness and the development of fundamental academic and social skills that children need to be successful in school and in life, the Museum’s Maker Initiatives, including Maker Faire Milwaukee, introduce the community to the global Maker Movement and the technologies and tools are changing how students will live, work and learn in the 21st Century.

The Museum has become a national leader in maker education since establishing the Initiatives in 2013.