Interactive Festival For Invention & Creativity, Maker Faire San Diego Takes Over Balboa Park On October 6 & 7

September 9, 2018

This October 6 & 7, Maker Faire San Diego will take over Balboa Park, offering a hands-on visual feast of invention and creativity. This interactive celebration of technology, arts, crafts, science, and the do-it-yourself mindset is organized in partnership with San Diego museums and features fun and thought-provoking exhibits with over 250 local and regional makers displaying their creations around the park and inside participating museums.

Maker Faire San Diego is the perfect event for innovative, creative people who like to tinker and love to create, and also for those curious minds who want to see what new and innovative things are just around the corner. Distinctive programming for this year's weekend event includes artist lectures and interactive art activities inspired by the exhibition Beyond the Age of Reason, which features artists who use traditional media and modern technologies to contemplate how faith meshes with contemporary life, the role of ritual and symbolism, and the metamorphosis of traditional symbols as they become immersed in popular culture.

This multi-museum event showcases innovation in San Diego. Each circuit will hold a different array of makers and activities. New to Maker Faire San Diego this year is a once in a lifetime opportunity to help make an entire museum. You may have heard that Comic-Con is working on a new year-round space in Balboa Park, and during MFSD, guests can help the team envision and design the exciting attractions that it will house. There will also be some exciting pop-culture themed maker activities.

Tickets to Maker Faire are available online ranging from $8-39. Admission includes entry to all participating venues. All tickets provide access to the 12 different circuits, including Comic-Con Museum: Comics and Cosplay Zone, San Diego Automotive Museum: Steampunk!, Japanese Friendship Garden: Biomimicry and Green Tech Zone, San Diego Art Institute: Beyond The Age of Reason, San Diego Museum of Man: Human-Made Zone, The Old Globe: Costume and Stage Set Design Zone, San Diego History Center: Robotics Zone, Robot Resurrection: Craft Makers Zone, The Fleet Science Center: Science & Technology Zone, Cox Outdoor Zone, San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat): Antiquarian Curiosities and Techno Fun Zone, and, finally, the Spanish Village Art Center: Local Made Zone.

The first Maker Faire launched in May 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area and was quickly followed by Faires in Austin, Detroit and New York City, as well as others around the world. Technology has lowered the barriers to becoming a Maker and this has launched the Maker Movement, which fuels Maker Faire. Maker Faire was designed to be forward-looking, showcasing Makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But it is not just for exhibiting what is new in technical fields - Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance, and craft.

For more information on Maker Faire San Diego and to purchase tickets, visit sandiego.makerfaire.com.