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Maker Fest at Newark Museum

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$8 – $15

A convening of the curious and creative!

Maker Fest is a family-friendly showcase of our local maker community. This Museum-wide event brings together tinkers and techies, educators and engineers, and everyone in between to share their passions and inspire others. Free with Museum admission.

Featured Presentation:
Dr. Elizabeth Bonawitz, Rutgers Computational Cognitive Development Lab. The Origins of Making: What the Science of Early Cognitive Development Tells Us.

Featured Performance: Long Island Vegetable Orchestra

Featured Exhibitors:

Fern & Fossil – Build Your Own Mini Terrarium: all-inclusive instructional workshops on terrarium building and plant care. By layering sand, earth & rocks, create a tiny environment for plants to grow.

Form Design Studio: Part of Rutgers University’s Express Newark, they will demonstrate high-detail, 3D digital scanning and its real world applications.

Maplewood Shop: Learn woodworking with hand tools! Hammer, plane, and saw in a “try-wood-a-thon.”

Bricks 4 Kidz: We learn, we build, and we play using LEGO® bricks, gears, motors, remote controls, digital cameras, animation and programming software as the hands-on teaching tools.

I’m so Yoga: Yoga as self –expression.

Makerhoods: An affordable work/live space for makers in Newark coming soon in 2020 at the historic Krueger-Scott Mansion.

Dream Machine: Design a machine that makes dreams visible.

Girls on Bikes: Decorate your own bicycle helmet.

GlassRoots: Flameworking demo and glass jewelry-making.

Project U.S.E.: Build a simple hydroponic plant garden system.

Mahogany Blu Design: Handmade candles.

Rhyme Antics: A hilarious rhyming vocabulary game inspired by hip-hop for ages 12 and up.

Bridget Hill: Anyone can create art.

Divine Beauty and Health: Natural soap making.


September 29
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$8 – $15


Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102 United States
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