Bay Area 2012

May 19 & 20 in San Mateo

Come and (re)discover this event which will open its 7th edition this week end: unbridled imagination and amazing creativity guaranteed!



"A two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement." That's the way the organizers describe the event.


The Maker Faire was created in 2006 by the Make magazine to celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the DIY mindset.


The first edition took place in San Mateo in 2006. Since then, there has been many Maker Faires in San Mateo again and in other locations like Austin and New York.


Anyway, the event's purpose fits perfectly the Bay Area's spirit. We went there some years ago and loved it as well as the kids: it's odd, funny, full of boundless imagination. For example, we still have in mind the  bicycle-powered music stage that, afterwards, popped in so many outdoor events.


Genuinely clever inventions next to odd creations, giant robots, Mentos fountains, solar vehicles...: it is a mix of Guiness Records book, Exploratorium et wide lab with Gyro Gearloose and a galore of creative assistants!


Very nice and funny family "expedition"!






Maker Faire

Saturday, May 19 – 10am to 8pm

Sunday, May 20 – 10am to 6pm

Tickets: from 12$ (kids) to 30$ (adults)

Best deal: Sunday family pass - 5 tickets 13$ each.