NH’s Maker Faire Attracts New England InnovatorsJuly 10, 2017
Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
Contact: Neva Cole, Communications Director
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH 03820
NH’s Maker Faire Attracts New England Innovators
(Dover, NH – July 3, 2017) – This August 26th will mark 5 years that the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire has organized and hosted New Hampshire’s only Maker Faire. The Dover Mini Maker Faire is a one-day festival that invites inventors, entrepreneurs, tech-enthusiasts, artisans and more to share their innovations with the public. Families, adults, children, teens and in-betweens flock to this annual hands-on fair to try their hand at everything from a Tesla coil kit that shoots lightning and plays music, to eating ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, to interacting with robots of all kinds.
The Faire takes place inside the Children’s Museum, throughout upper and lower Henry Law Park and across the Cocheco river at One Washington Mill. “We had over 65 Maker presenters participate in the Faire last year,” noted Jane Bard, President of the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire. “Most of them offered hands-on activities like launching mini-rockets, rides on a Segway, playing with clay, and even soldering. So spreading them out and giving our guests enough room to play was really essential.”
Why have a Faire like this in downtown Dover, New Hampshire? “The concept of a Maker Faire closely matches the Children’s Museum’s mission which is to actively engage families in hands-on discovery. People come to the Faire at the end of the summer, learn a ton of new things and go back to school or work really inspired by what they’ve seen.”
Despite the uniqueness of the Faire’s exhibits, it does have one thing in common with the more traditional New England fairs – the food! “We always have amazing food from local food trucks and restaurants!” enthused Jane Bard, President of the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire.
Advance tickets are on sale now through July 31 for $8 and tickets at the gate will be $12. Children ages 5 and under are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased online at dover.makerfaire.com. For more information on the Dover Mini Maker Faire, please call 603-742-2002 or visit dover.makerfaire.com.
About the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
The not-for-profit Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located at 6 Washington Street in Dover and offers two levels of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children from newborn to middle school. Children can explore a wide range of subjects, from dinosaurs, music and aeronautics to world cultures, art and natural history. Open year-round, the Silver LEED-certified museum specializes in creating memorable family learning experiences and works closely with schools, social service agencies and educators. The museum also hosts a variety of live performances, workshops, classes and special events for families. For more information, please call the museum at (603) 742-2002 or visit www.childrens-museum.orgContact:Neva Cole, Communications Directorneva@childrens-museum.org, (603) 742-2002