KID Museum organizes and produces Maker Faire Silver Spring as part of their mission to provide school-age youth access to maker experiences to promote engagement in STEM learning and diversify the populations attracted to STEM fields.
With over 14,000 people attending, Maker Faire Silver Spring has become the DC community’s home-town Maker Faire and includes a wide range of exhibitors, including federal agencies that deploy making everyday to advance their missions alongside local robotics teams, hobbyists and makers of all stripes.
As one of the few Maker Faires nationally and internationally that is free to attend, we attract an exceptionally diverse audience and work closely with our partner groups to conduct extensive outreach to ensure underserved populations participate in the event. Our partners include the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Collaboration Council, Excel Beyond the Bell, MOST, Rockville Science Center and other non-profit educational groups.
See the video of last year’s Silver Spring ” Maker Faire :