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 7 days a week, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
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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.
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.
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.
The Museum received its official charter from the New York State Department of Education on November 17, 2009.
|Glen Whitney||Co-Executive Director|
|Cindy Lawrence||Co-Executive Director|
|Tim Nissen||Chief of Design|
|Ben Levitt||Chief of Education|
|Frank Cabrera||Chief of Accounting and Finance|
|Melissa Budinic||Assistant Designer|
|Joshua Cantor-Stone||Member/Donor Coordinator|
|Lynn Cartwright-Punnett||Museum Education Coordinator|
|John Chaneski||Museum Communicator|
|Barbara Ely||Mathematical Communications Coordinator|
|Denise Fillion||Operations Assistant|
|Amanda Nichols||Floor Manager|
|Jake Routhier||Products Coordinator|
|Sarah Steinberg||Museum Facilitator|
|Hiroko Takano||Mathematical Technician|
|Emily Vanderpol||Outreach Exhibits Coordinator|
|Zandra Vinegar||Museum Education Coordinator||Katherine Wulwick||Group Sales Coordinator|
|Jennifer Cottone||World Science Festival Volunteer Coordinator|
|Susan Gordon||Volunteer Coordinator|
|Mary Ann Mansfield||Working Group Co-Chair|
|Bruce Waldner||Working Group Co-Chair|