Maker Faire San Diego

Maker Faire San Diego is back for its third year and the San Diego Natural History Museum is, once again, a proud participant. The festival takes place on October 7 and 8 this year and will feature an array of fascinating displays for the public to enjoy.

The Nat will feature a wide range of makers with interactive hands-on activities and engaging learning opportunities.

Maker Faire San Diego is an award-winning, family-friendly event celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability, and more. It has become part of pop-culture, a place for experiential marketing, debuting new technologies and inventions, and celebrating geekdom.

To help celebrate Maker Faire, we’re opening our rooftop terrace, an area rarely seen by the public, to visitors on both days. Get a bird’s eye view of Maker Faire while enjoying a glass of wine or craft beer as well as a tasty salad or sandwich. And if you’d like additional options, we’ll be serving a full menu of delicious dishes at The Flying Squirrel Café in the Atrium on Level 1. The rooftop terrace will be open from 11:30 AM to 6 PM.

Maker Faire ticket holders receive free general admission to The Nat on October 7 and 8 from 10 AM to 6 PM. Join us for a weekend of discovery, fun, and celebration of the maker movement in San Diego.

For tickets and information, please visit the Maker Faire website in advance or visit one of the ticketing booths at the event.

Note: The Nat is participating in Kids Free in October. Kids who visit The Nat during Maker Faire and receive free admission as part of Kids Free in October will be able to participate in maker activities inside the Museum. To participate in maker activities outside the Museum, visitors must purchase a Maker Faire ticket.