Museums are places where you walk in, experience something, and walk out with new ideas, fresh perspectives, and new wonderings. That’s why the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia makes an ideal location for the upcoming Philadelphia Maker Faire. This spacious museum – approximately 25,000 square feet – will host over 70 makers Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. People will be traveling from other cities to attend – and there will be a large number of visitors from the Philadelphia metro area proper.
Maker Faires celebrate the human creative spirit in all of its forms – from inventions, to handicrafts, to electronics, to recycling/upcycling, to entrepreneurship. Maker Faires are suitable for all ages. And if you are a maker yourself, the call for makers has been extended. Bring your “show and tell” to share. For most makers, there is no charge to have a booth. If you are selling something, there is a modest fee of $100.
Every Maker Faire blends the arts with STEM, whether it be cosplay costumes or neat Raspberry Pi electronics projects. If you’re a geek and proud of it, put the Philadelphia Maker Faire on your calendar. And if you’re not a geek and proud of it, put the Philadelphia Maker Faire on your calendar. And tell others. We build community one conversation at a time.
The creative spirit is contagious. Volunteers have been working for several months to make the Faire a positive, memorable experience for you, your friends, your neighbors, your family, and your school.
Come on down on Oct 15, 2022.
Attendees also receive admission to the Museum’s building.
If attendees would like access to either Cruiser Olympia or Submarine Becuna, they are more than welcome to purchase a ticket at the front desk for the guided tours we offer for both ships. Tour times and pricing can be found here: phillyseaport.org/admissons-hours-of-operation/
Additionally, weather permitting, Paddle Penn’s Landing will be renting swan boats and paddle around the protective basin. https://www.phillyseaport.org/paddle/
We just posted a new podcast featuring Mike Flynn, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Independence Seaport Museum. Mike is a non-profit executive, specializing in Museum Education. During his time at the Independence Seaport Museum, he has overseen curatorial, educational and other programming at the museum. In 2021, Independence Seaport Museum was voted one of the top ten Best History Museums in USA Today. Listen now https://anchor.fm/phillymakerfaire/episodes/Smooth-Sailing-with-Mike-Flynn-from-the-Independence-Seaport-Museum-e1o25ms
Mike on LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/mike-flynn-9778ab8