What happens when The Children’s Museum of Houston — the #1 children’s museum in the US — plans a kid’s activity area for a Maker Faire? You get a fun learning zone where your children can play, explore and create all day! Here are some of the highlights of this special area:
- “Squishy Circuits”: invent your own electronic gadgets using conductive dough (yes, it really is squishy), batteries, LEDs, motors and other fun stuff.
- Once you’ve mastered the basics with Squishy Circuits, you can play with more advanced electronics with snap circuits and other kits.
- Build large mind-bending marble roller coasters
- Design, build and then test flying machines in vertical wind tunnels
- Become a filmmaker and create your own stop-motion-animation video using iPads and other tools available to you. You develop the plot and the characters, and then who knows what happens next?
- Design, build and launch your own paper rocket. To maximize the fun, this area is outside – because a good rocket on these powerful launchers can travel more than 100 feet!
There will be a large area where you can check out the “Made In Your Mind” kits, and video instructions to help you build all kinds of fun things. Plus, representatives from the Museum’s “Young Inventor’s Showcase” will be on hand to show you the amazing things they dreamed of and built. And you can learn about the “Maker Corps” now starting up at the Museum. Come see what the staff of the Children’s Museum of Houston have built for you at the Houston Mini Maker Faire!