Mini Maker Faire

Saturday, May 19, 2018

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Columbia Mini Maker Faire, an all-ages festival of DIY tech enthusiasts, crafters, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers and artists, will be held at EdVenture. Columbia’s Mini Maker Faire will give local “makers” an opportunity to share their talent and inspire others to explore their inner inventor.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, the Columbia Mini Maker Faire is a localized version of the national Maker Faire which host 90,000 visitors in San Mateo each year.

In its simplest form, Maker Faire creates conversations with Makers. It is a show-and-tell for people of all ages and is a community-based learning event that inspires everyone to become a maker and connect to people and projects in their local community.

This one-day, family-friendly festival will feature performances, workshops, and many hands-on projects and activities for adults and kids of all ages to explore what they can make.


2018 Mini Maker Faire was Presented by:



Everyday At EdVenture

Aha Factory: A Maker Works™ Studio

Your child will explore his creative side in the Aha Factory, a fun, safe environment in Maker Works where everyday objects are transformed into works of art!

Home Safe Home

Check out our one of a kind multimedia experience! Step into "Home Safe Home" and learn how to prevent the five most common mistakes that lead to house fires in South Carolina. Free with admission.

Maker Works™

Calling all makers, tinkerers and inventors! It’s time to tap your ingenuity and imagination in EdVenture’s newest workshop for creative thinkers and doers.

Hours Monday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Members Free
Children and Adults $11.95
Seniors (age 62+) $10.95
Military (with ID) $10.95
Educator (with ID) $10.95
Groups (15+ w/RSVP) $8.50
Children under two Free