What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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About Our Maker Faire

Port Jefferson’s Long Island Explorium is thrilled to announce our seventh annual maker celebration:

The Maker Faire Long Island

– Saturday, June 8th 2024 –


Celebrating our seventh Maker Faire, the Maker Faire Long Island has been “Making” Maker Faires on Long Island since 2015! We have expanded to the regional showcase of Makers from around the country it is today.


Our Faire is part of the larger Maker Faire brand associated with the Faires in New York City, The Bay Area, Berlin, Barcelona and other Maker Faires throughout the world that celebrate creativity and innovation in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.


Last year, 90+ Makers and 2000+ participants of all ages experienced innovative robots, kinetic and interactive art, fire sculptures, explored the ocean through virtual reality and many more cutting edge creative experiences through hands-on, minds-on exhibits and performances at the Long Island Explorium and the neighboring Village Center and Harborfront Park.


We are excited to expand our maker offerings, innovative hands-on experiences and encourage making and entrepreneurship to all communities on Long Island.


Here are some highlights from the faire you won’t want to miss from this year’s faire plus much more:

We have our largest group of High School Robotics Teams ever invited to the faire. including the parent organization FIRST:

  • FIRST Long Island Robotics
  • Stony Brook School STEM Program
  • Port Jefferson/ Mt Sinai Robotics team 496
  • ATOM Robotics (from Queens)
  • Bethpage Robotics (Regal Eagles Team #2869)
  • FTC Team 21605
  • Lindenhurst High School FIRST Robotics Team 533
  • Portledge School
  • Smithtown Robotics Team
  • Stony Brook, Islandbots FTC Robotics Team
  • Miller Place Team 514 Robotics
  • John F. Kennedy High School,  Robotics Team.

Produced by the Long Island Explorium since 2015.


Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.

See our latest Press release:  

See Our White Paper on Maker Faire Long Island

Maker Faire Long Island is produced by the Long Island Explorium, a children’s museum focused on science and engineering under license from Make Community LLC. Follow the development of Maker Faire Long Island on Twitter @MakerFaireLI, on Facebook @MakerFaireLI, and on Instagram @makerfaireli.

About the Long Island Explorium

The Long Island Explorium is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit and is chartered with the New York State Department of Education.  Our vision is to be a leader in STEM discovery, learning, and innovation that will shape the intellect, social values, and principles of future generations. Our curriculum, exhibits, and educational approach are unique by design, developed to spark inventive solutions, build confidence by embracing the “fail forward” concept and foster teamwork. We are recognized as Long Island’s Family Maker Space.  To learn more, visit www.longislandexplorium.org/ and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


Maker Faire Videos

The Future We Are Making

A glimpse at our Past Maker Faire.