Hello! The Magic Trout Imaginarium is a mobile curiosity cabinet, classroom and brand dedicated to inspiring curiosity and wonder for the world around us.
We offer unique workshops, locally produced educational kits as well as innovative professional development and resources for educators.
Oct. 8 Tin Can Lantern Workshop. Ages 3+ $7 Reg here
Together parents will help guide their child learn how to use tools in order to create a lantern out of recycled tin cans. Workbenches, tin cans, lights and tools will be supplied. Workshop happens outside the Imaginarium.
Learn to needle felt your own mask. Use your imagination and become an animal or creepy creature for the Parade of Lost Souls! Children under 8 must be accompanied by and adult. Please pre-register as space is limited.
Oct. 22 & 29 Soft Circuits:Monster Stuffy w/ Light Up Eyes! $75/ 2 sessions Reg here
In this workshop young imagineers will learn to how to hand stitch their own creep monster stuffy using conductive thread and will learn the basics of how an electronic circuit works!
Not sure about being a Maker and want some encouragement or more information? Thinking about volunteering? Want to find out what exactly Maker Faire is all about? We’ve got just the thing for you!
Maker Faire 101 is an evening of meeting and greeting, asking and answering, showing-and-telling. Come out and meet some Makers and see their projects (a mini-mini Maker Faire, if you will). Find out from the organizers what it takes to participate as a Maker or volunteer. Have some snacks and beverages. Stay for a free screening of Maker: The Movie.
Date: Saturday Feb. 21, 2015 Time: 6:30-10pm Location: MakerLabs, 196 Kingsway, Vancouver RSVP: This is a free event, but capacity is limited. Please RSVP.
The days leading up to Vancouver Mini Maker Faire can be stressful for makers. Many makers spend days locked away, missing the light of day as their projects slowly (and sometimes painstakingly!) come to fruition. So this Sunday (June 1st, 2014) we invite makers to take a day off from their projects, relax, meet awesome people, troubleshoot and celebrate maker culture!
Not a maker? That’s ok too! Come check out what people are up to and participate in some fun games and activities designed to get your gears turning.
The Love Bus will be parked nearby for your ball pit pleasure (yes, adults are allowed!), the “Fun silly-tator” will be hosting a blueprint area to brainstorm “Machines of the Future“, you can make some creepy monsters in the Creature Creation Zone. Remember to bring something to roast on the BBQ!
Bring your quadro-copters, tall bikes, homemade instruments, knitting projects, sketchbook, toys, and food! Or just bring yourself! Anything goes! Hope to see you there!
Thinking about participating for the first time at this year’s Vancouver Mini Maker Faire? Not sure if what you do makes you a Maker, or if anybody else would be interested in your project? Maybe you’ve participated at a past VMMF but have some questions that need answering before you do it again.
Then the Maker Town Hall is for you!
Join us for an evening of presentations, Q&As, socializing & meeting of fellow makers. Get your curiosity piqued, questions answered, and enthusiasm pumped.
Date: Saturday March 1, 2014
Time: Doors at 7:30pm, event from 8:00-10:30pm
Location: One Thousand Rivers, 54 E. 4th Ave., Vancouver
Cost: The Maker Town Hall is free but due to limited space pre-registration is strongly suggested.
*Please note: The Maker Town Hall is intended for people new to participating in a Mini Maker Faire, or past participants who are uncertain about their involvement this year. We will be having another event in a couple of months for veteran VMMF Makers who are already planning on participating.