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.

Directions

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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 will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. The museum’s activities will 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. Led by Glen Whitney, 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 creating the popular Math Midway exhibition, which is currently touring museums throughout the United States; leading math tours in various U.S. cities; the Math Encounters presentation series; delivering programs for students, teachers, and the public to increase appreciation of mathematics; and raising over $22 million to date.

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 Coordinator
Loretta Bartolini Operations and Programs Administrator
Melissa Budinic Assistant Designer
John Chaneski Museum Communicator
Amanda Cooper Museum Educator
Michael Dowell Outreach Educator
Melanie Glickman Member/Donor Coordinator
Yia Hang Head of Special Programs
Steve Hennessey Graphic Designer
Ana Inoa Museum Educator
Darya Isham Events Coordinator
Katie McCulloh Operations Assistant
Sookram Ramsaroop Floor Manager
Evan Sheehan IT Coordinator
Sarah Steinberg Museum Interpreter
Kathleen Sullivan Office Coordinator
Hiroko Takano Mathematical Technician
Emily Vanderpol Outreach Exhibits Coordinator
Zandra Vinegar Museum Education Coordinator
Lauren Vogelstein Museum Interpreter
Katherine Wulwick Group Sales Coordinator

 

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