Taking Kids to Maker Faire

The biggest craft, science and innovation faire of the year is a magnet for Bay Area families.

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    Red Tricycle
    Cupcakes on wheels, toothpick castles, zombie detectors, Admiral Akbar bag puppets, beeping R2D2s, battleship Lego sets, giant marble runs – what won’t you find at the Bay Area Maker Faire?

    Cupcakes on wheels, toothpick castles, zombie detectors, Admiral Akbar bag puppets, beeping R2D2s, battleship Lego sets, giant marble runs – what won’t you find at the Bay Area Maker Faire? The biggest craft, science and innovation faire of the year is a magnet for Bay Area families who spend the entire weekend making stuff or admiring creations by others. Half Burning man, half county faire, 100 percent DIY, the Bay Area Maker Faire is a must-see for creative minds of all ages. Here’s our guide to better navigate a huge event that attracts thousands every year.

    Where: The Bay Area Maker Faire takes place at the San Mateo County Event Center located at 1346 Saratoga Dr. in San Mateo on May 19 and May 20, 2012. Most people go there by car, park at one of the designated parking lots and reach the center using free shuttle buses. Get there early to avoid waiting too long for some activities or rides. If your family is bike-proficient, you can take advantage of free bike valet parking and discounted tickets riding your bikes to the faire. See here for more info.

    For tips on what to do, what not to miss, where to eat and tickets, check out the full article at Red Tricycle.