NJ Makers Day
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Images from Makers Day 2022 at InfoAge
Makers Day 2023 is over, but it will be back next April in 2024.
The spirit of creativity and innovation was alive and thriving at the recent Makers Day New Jersey event held at the renowned InfoAge. Over two action-packed days, children from all walks of life gathered for an unforgettable experience filled with free activities that encouraged hands-on learning, imagination, and pure enjoyment. From crafting miniature dioramas for model trains to planting trees, playing with a real theremin, and diving into retro computer art, this event was a testament to the power of creativity and community.
An Unforgettable Experience for All Makers Day New Jersey at InfoAge was not just a collection of activities but a celebration of creativity, discovery, and community. The event provided a platform for children to engage in hands-on experiences, explore their passions, and connect with like-minded peers. It showcased the importance of cultivating imagination and embracing the joy of making.
As the event drew to a close, the smiles on the faces of the young participants spoke volumes. Their eyes sparkled with newfound knowledge, their hands adorned with creations that represented their unique personalities. The memories made during Makers Day New Jersey will undoubtedly serve as a source of inspiration and encouragement for future endeavors.
Conclusion: Makers Day New Jersey at InfoAge Science Center was a resounding success, bringing together children for two days of free activities that ignited their creativity and left them with lasting memories. From crafting miniature dioramas and playing with retro computers to planting trees and experiencing the magic of the theremin, the event showcased the power of hands-on learning and the joy of making. As we reflect on this remarkable celebration of innovation, we are reminded of the profound impact that such experiences have on young minds. Makers Day New Jersey was a testament to the limitless potential within every child and the importance of nurturing their creative spirit.
NJ Makers Day 2023 at InfoAge
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on activities based on themes from our 21 museums and exhibit floors, including military history, radio, communications, NJ innovators, technology, and space science themes.
- Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023 & Sunday, March 26, 2023
- Time: Noon to 4 PM
- Location: 2200 Marconi Road, Wall NJ
Activities in our main building are free!
Free Makers Day activities will run from 12 noon to 4 PM in the Marconi Hotel at 2201 Marconi Road. All twenty museums and exhibits across the 47 acre campus will be open for regular operating hours from noon to 5 pm. Many museums will offer additional STEM projects in their spaces, included in the price of discounted admission for families with children participating in Makers Day weekend.
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InfoAge Expanding Plans for Makers Day 2023
Last March, InfoAge Science and History Museums in Wall Township joined over 200 libraries, schools, museums, parks, and makerspaces across the state to celebrate the annual NJ Makers Day for the first time. The event returns to InfoAge bigger and better the weekend of March 25-26.
Emerging from the pandemic in 2022, visitors flocked to the former Camp Evans army base to partake in free activities set up in the historic Marconi Hotel banquet hall. Volunteers from Garden State Central Railroads, the Military Technology Museum, NJ Antique Radio Club, Vintage Computer Society, and other Infoage leaders offered over a dozen hands-on challenges enjoyed by all ages.
That year included laser cutting, balsa wood planes, train layouts, cartesian divers, gardening, soldering, crypto coding, origami, circuit building, and programming and printing on 1970s-1980s era computers. More is being added for 2023, including MakerTalks, where student and adult innovators will share their work and stories.
“Last year was the first time in InfoAge’s almost twenty year existence that nearly all of our organizations worked together in the same space,” said organizer Marc Natanagara, a 36-year educator. “Visitors always tell us they can’t believe we have such a storied history and rare artifacts here. Makers Day lets them experience innovation and not just read about it.”
As a nonprofit, InfoAge relies largely on public support and grants for its work, which includes renovating historic spaces, acquiring and restoring artifacts for display, and hosting lectures, events and activities. This year, the PhRMA Foundation is providing $3000 in seed money for tools and materials, which has allowed event planners to expand its weekend offerings to the community.
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