On Saturday, May 24, from 10 am to 5 pm, the Mendocino County Museum will present the 2nd Annual Mendocino County Mini Maker Faire at its Museum grounds in Willits. The family-friendly Faire will feature do-it-yourself (DIY) projects at interactive booths, technology demonstrations, craft workshops, and solar energy demonstrations. Activities that will keep the Faire buzzing include a Lego building table, slot car races, a 3-D scanner, and even a homemade drone. The Faire will offer ‘deconstruction zone’ where kids can take apart electronics components to see how they work, and a “Swap O Rama Rama,” where people can bring in old clothes and repurpose for a number of uses. Also onsite this year will be the renowned Solar Living Institute from Hopland, who will help kids construct and operate solar-powered toy cars and demonstrate baking in solar ovens in two sessions.
Admission to the Mendocino County Mini Maker Faire is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 13 to 18 years, and free for children 12 years and under. Included is admission to the Mendocino County Museum, a treasure trove of the County’s historical and cultural artifacts. More information on the Mendocino County Mini Maker Faire can be found at www.MendocinoMakerFaire.com. The Mendocino County Museum is located at 400 East Commercial Street in Willits, across from Recreation Grove Park, and can be reached at 459-2736 or Info@MendocinoMuseum.org.