The 2019 Des Moines Mini Maker Faire takes place on Labor Day, Monday, September 2 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Science Center of Iowa.


2019 Des Moines Mini Maker Faire Schedule:

Maker Faire Plaza

            Food Trucks- all day

    •    Karam’s Mediterranean Grill
    •    515 Pi- Irrationally Delicious Pizza
    •    Roadside Tacos
    •    Big Dawgs BBQ
    •    The Outside Scoop
    •    Kona Ice           

**NEW THIS YEAR! Axe throwing with Ironside Axe Club- learn how to throw a bullseye every time!

Human Foosball- all day- bring your friends and play human foosball in Maker Faire Plaza!

      Live Music

  •    11:00 am – 12:30 pm       Marc Bailey
  •    1:00 pm- 2:30 pm             Dang Felton
  •    3:00 pm- 4:30 pm            New Mexicos 

Inside the Science Center of Iowa

Skills Stations- all day throughout the building

  •    Sewing
  •    Soldering
  •    Plastic Fusing
  •    Color Mixing with the Des Moines Art Center
  •    Paper Circuit Making
  •    Toy Take Apart

**New This Year!

           Build a completely new FrankenToy to take home with the parts you get from the Toy Take Apart table.

10:00 am and 2:00 pm-  Join Troy Powers of Powerful Innovations on the patio outside the Makers Studio as he unveils his hoverboard and demonstrates how it works!

11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00pm:  Robotics Talks- high school competition robotics teams and collegiate teams will talk about their experience making robots.


  • Air Force
  • Area515 The Des Moines Makerspace
  • Cardinal Space Mining Club
  • Des Moines Woodturners
  • Eco-Friendly 3-D Printing- HartSmart Products
  • First Robotics Competition Team 4646 ASAP
  • FIRST Tech Challenge 9974 T.H.O.R.
  • FLEx Forward Learning
  • FRC Team Neutrino
  • Gru’s Workshop
  • Iowa Lego Users Group
  • Iowa State SAE
  • Johnston Community Education: FIRST LEGO League
  • Johnston Community Schools First Tech Challenge Robotics Teams
  • KB Stitchcraft
  • Learn with Lily
  • Make a UV Detecting Bracelet!
  • Manibus Project- Amenda Tate
  • Mini Steam Engines
  • NASA Project Artemis Orion and SLS Spacecraft
  • Powerful Innovations: The Science of Sci-Fi Tech
  • PrISUm Solar Car Club at ISU
  • R2-D2/Droid Building
  • Robotics and STEM Fun with FTC Team Thunder
  • String Revolution
  • Toaster Press Woodcuts