Location and Hours

The National Museum of Mathematics is located in Manhattan at 11 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue. The Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, seven days a week, 364 days a year (MoMath is closed on Thanksgiving Day). Note: MoMath closes early the first Wednesday of every month, at 2:30 PM. In addition, the lower level of the Museum will be closing at 4:30 pm on Sunday, October 5, for a very special installment of the MoMath Winton Power Series, featuring Breakthrough Prize winner Richard Taylor.

Directions

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Information about the Museum

See the Visit page, or go directly to information about MoMath’s exhibits, gallery, and programs.

Mission

Mathematics illuminates the patterns that abound in our world. The National Museum of Mathematics strives to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics. Its dynamic exhibits and programs stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. The Museum’s activities lead a broad and diverse audience to understand the evolving, creative, human, and aesthetic nature of mathematics.

Brief history

The National Museum of Mathematics began in response to the closing of a small museum of mathematics on Long Island, the Goudreau Museum. A group of interested parties (the “Working Group”) met in August 2008 to explore the creation of a new museum of mathematics — one that would go well beyond the Goudreau in both its scope and methodology. The group quickly discovered that there was no museum of mathematics in the United States, and yet there was incredible demand for hands-on math programming.

Accomplishments to date include: opening Manhattan’s only hands-on science center, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors; creating the popular Math Midway exhibition, which delighted over 750,000 visitors at museums throughout the United States; leading math tours in various U.S. cities; running dozens of Math Encounters and Family Fridays presentations; delivering many other programs for students, teachers, and the public to increase appreciation of mathematics; and creating the largest public outdoor demonstration of the Pythagorean Theorem ever.

Organization

The Museum is governed by a Board of Trustees, receives intellectual guidance from an Advisory Council, and operates with the assistance of the Working Group. Glen Whitney serves as President of the Board of Trustees and Co-Executive Director of the Museum.

Charter

The Museum received its official charter from the New York State Department of Education on November 17, 2009.

MoMath Team

Glen Whitney Co-Executive Director
Cindy Lawrence Co-Executive Director
Tim Nissen Chief of Design
Ben Levitt Chief of Education

 

David Anderson Museum Interpreter
John Chaneski Museum Communicator
Larry Diamond Museum Technician
Carolyn Figuereo Retail Manager
Heather Gordon Museum Interpreter
Yia Hang Head of Special Programs
Ana Inoa Museum Educator
Sasha Lamb Communications Coordinator
Lorraine Ma Assistant Retail Manager
Stephanie Mari Administrative Coordinator
Katie McCulloh Operations Assistant
Shaterra Overton Museum Interpreter
Daniel Pecoraro Member and Donor Coordinator
Sookram Ramsaroop Floor Manager
Sarah Steinberg Administrative Assistant
Hiroko Takano Mathematical Technician

 

Susan Gordon Volunteer Coordinator
Mary Ann Mansfield Working Group Co-Chair
Bruce Waldner Working Group Co-Chair