Tyler Maker Faire set for March

(KYTX) - The City of Tyler and Discovery Science Place are working with Make Magazine to host the Tyler Maker Faire on March 23. The Maker Faire, to be held at Discovery Science Place at 308 N. Broadway, will open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. where guests can enjoy hands on demonstrations from approximately 25 exhibitors. 

The big question for most people is "What is a maker?"  A maker is anyone who makes stuff; inventors, scientists, engineers, artists and anyone who enjoys using ingenuity and creativity to bring their ideas to life.

"Tyler is committed to creating an economy that celebrates and explores innovation," says Mayor Barbara Bass.  "The Tyler Maker Faire fits in perfectly with that objective and is a fun way to showcase the innovative aspect of our Industry Growth Initiative, our plan for economic prosperity and growth." 

Exhibitors from east Texas and around the country will showcase their eclectic inventions with demonstrations and invite people to participate. The Maker spectacle of science, technology, engineering and art is perfect for Discovery Science Place says CEO Phil Lindsey.

"Science centers like Discovery Science Place are a natural fit for a Maker Faire," says Lindsey. "Science is about exploring, experimenting, re-conceiving and examining ideas and using good old fashion ingenuity to bring what was created to fruition. Maker Faire does that in many different ways that are unique, interesting to watch, exciting to do and easy to re-imagine in contexts that engage the participants.  

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children and includes admission to the museum.

About Maker Faire:

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell)—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the world. Tyler Maker Faire NC is in its inaugural year and is independently organized and operated under license from O'Reilly Media, Inc.


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