San Diego Maker Faire in Balboa Park

Maker Faire is an award winning, family friendly event celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability, and more. Maker Faire has become part of pop-culture, a place for experiential marketing, debuting new technologies and inventions, and celebrating geekdom. Maker Media produces two annual flagship Maker Faires, partners with museums to produce Featured Maker Faires, and works with communities to license Mini Maker Faires around the world.

The October 6-7 event is a hands-on visual feast of invention and creativity and a celebration of the Maker movement. Balboa Park hosts this celebration of technology, arts, crafts, science, and the Do-It-Yourself mindset. It’s 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.

This multi-museum event showcases innovation in San Diego. To maximize the experience, event-goers are strongly encouraged to “complete the circuit.” Over 250 local and regional makers display their creations at Balboa Park—mostly inside participating museums. Each circuit will hold a different array of makers and activities.

Early-bird adult prices start at just $16, children at $11. Admission includes entry to all participating venues. To purchase tickets, visit Purchasing a weekend pass will allow visitors time to experience all of the museums participating in this event. Early-bird weekend passes start at just $23 for two full days of action-packed fun and education. Hurry, early-bird ticket pricing ends July 31st.

New to Maker Faire San Diego 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 you 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! Keep an eye out for updates - more is to come!

All tickets provide access to the following circuits:

  • MF1. Comic-Con Center for Popular Culture: Comics and Cosplay Zone
  • MF2. San Diego Automotive Museum: Steampunk Zone
  • MF3. Japanese Friendship Garden: Biomimicry and Green Tech Zone
  • MF4. San Diego Art Institute
  • MF5. Museum of Man: Human Made Zone
  • MF6. The Old Globe: Costume and Stage Set Design Zone
  • MF7. The Fleet Science Center: Science Technology Zone
  • MF8. Cox Outdoor Zone
  • MF9. San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT): The Secret Society of Adultologists Zone
  • MF10. Robot Resurrection: Craft Makers Zone
  • MF11. Spanish Village Art Center: Local Made Zone

Talk with makers, get hands-on, and visit the exhibitions on display. It’ll be a packed weekend!  WEBSITE:

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