Upcoming Events at MoMath
MoMath Free Play: Enjoy several opportunities for FREE admission to the nation’s only museum of math!
Weekdays Thursday, June 23 through Wednesday, June 29 (details below)
Thursday, June 23 — Prime Time for Teachers: FREE AFTERNOON! Explore the nation’s only museum of math and learn more about bringing your class on a field trip to MoMath. Teachers (with valid ID) plus one guest will receive complimentary admission between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
Friday, June 24 — Mind Set: Student and Senior Day: Admission is FREE ALL DAY for college students (with valid student ID) and seniors (60+). Keep your mind agile over the summer at MoMath.
Monday, June 27 — Reflections: National Sunglasses Day at MoMath: FREE AFTERNOON! MoMath welcomes summer on National Sunglasses Day! Show up at MoMath on June 27 sporting your favorite pair of shades and receive free admission between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
Tuesday, June 28 — Exhibit Tangents: Admission is FREE ALL DAY, plus take a deep dive into an exhibit or two as MoMath pilots its new tour system. Pre-registration is required for all tours; for more information and to register visit tour.momath.org.
Wednesday, June 29 — DaVinci Dome: Admission is FREE ALL DAY, plus join the MoMath crew at 1:00 pm to build an impressive spanning structure using an ingenious and elegant system of specially notched wooden beams. This graceful structure is based on the work of the great Renaissance architect and mathematician, Leonardo DaVinci.
Join the disco party with MoMath! DJ Emille spins the tunes that got everyone dancing in the 70s. And since June is LGBT Pride Month, what better time to celebrate the decade that ignited the LGBT rights movement? Refreshments will be provided through the generous support of Oppenheimer Funds. Register at unbounded.momath.org.
Math Encounters: "Enigmatic Figures: The Ramanujan Legacy" featuring Ken Ono
Wednesday, July 6, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Srinivasa Ramanujan is one of the most enigmatic figures in the history of mathematics. A self-trained amateur mathematician, his ideas befuddled the accumulated wisdom of mathematicians in the early 20th century. Join award-winning Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Ken Ono as he demonstrates how Ramanujan’s legacy continues to play a central role in the development of many of the deepest subjects in arithmetic geometry and number theory. Special introduction by Devika Bhise, lead actress from the recent movie The Man Who Knew Infinity. Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.
Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Time Warner Cable: “Playful Geometry” with Ann Schwartz
Friday, July 8, 6:30 pm
Flexagons are fascinating — and challenging! — geometric puzzles. Anyone who can fold a piece of paper can transform these paper strips into hexagons and squares. But can you flex them to reveal the colors hidden in the folds? Flexagon expert Ann Schwartz will share the surprising geometry that allows multiple faces to appear and disappear like magic. Decorate your own to make a puzzle that’s uniquely yours, take home one of Ann’s newest models, and turn your night inside out with these intriguing paper constructions. Please note: “Playful Geometry” is most appropriate for children ages 8 and older. Find out more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.
Transformations summer camp at MoMath
July 11th through September 2nd, 9 am – 3 pm (weekly sessions)
Spend summer falling in love with math! Rising first through eighth graders will experience the richness of mathematics through hands-on and full-body interactive activities illustrating the many connections to math. Whether you opt for Playing Smart (teaching the strategies behind your favorite math games), Geometric Crafts (bringing out the artistic side of mathematics), Puzzle Me That (riddles and puzzles for problem-solving enthusiasts), or What are the Chances? (probability and the surprising results of everyday life), your child will develop a lifelong appreciation of learning at America’s only Museum of Mathematics. Learn more and register at summercamp.momath.org.
Math Metropolis, a festival of math fun on the plaza at 28 Liberty
Tuesday, July 26, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Add a little math to your summer! Experience Math Midway 2 Go, a suite of six hands-on exhibits highlighting the wonder of mathematics, brought to you by the National Museum of Mathematics and Fosun / 28 Liberty. Slice shapes with lasers to discover surprising cross sections with the Ring of Fire, challenge your friends to find the fastest curve on the Roller Graphicoaster, and crank up the math tunes using the Organ Function Grinder. Explore these exhibits and more on July 26 on the plaza at 28 Liberty from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
• Work in the area? Come by for a taste of math with your lunch!
• Parents, bring the kids and reconnect with the fun side of math this summer.
• Teachers, preview the popular MM2GO exhibition — it can visit your school! MoMath is offering FREE visits for Title I schools during the upcoming school year. Join us in the plaza for more information and to register for your free trip: first come, first served.
New this summer: Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for Teens and Tweens!
Thursday, July 28, 4:00 pm
MoMath brings its popular Volumes book club to a younger audience. Like to read? Like math or wish you did? Come to Tween Primes, the new MoMath book club for Tweens and Teens (ages 10-15). Meet and talk about The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, a fun book about Robert, who hates math and has bad dreams where he visits a bizarre magical land of number tricks with the number devil as his host. After the discussion, stick around to celebrate the joy of math and reading with a pizza and ice cream party. For more information and to register, visit tweenprimes.momath.org.
Math Encounters: “Open Book: How Patterns Make Us Surprisingly Predictable” with Hannah Fry
Wednesday, August 3, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
MoMath is delighted to announce that Hannah Fry, rapidly becoming one of the UK’s best-known mathematicians, will be presenting “Open Book: How Patterns Make Us Surprisingly Predictable” at Math Encounters. We all like to think of ourselves as strong, independent, and single-minded individuals. But despite our illusion of free will, and despite the seemingly random sets of circumstances that bring about our decisions, our behavior as humans is surprisingly easy to predict. The more we use technology, the more we leave behind a footprint of our actions in almost everything that we do. Mathematician Hannah Fry reveals the surprisingly simple mathematical patterns that unite us all as she demonstrates how the capture of data tracing human behavior has the potential to shape the way we view the world around us. Read more about Hannah in this article from The Guardian. Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.
Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Time Warner Cable: “Wood, Magnets, Playdough, and Space” with Jane Kostick and Sharon Kulik
Friday, August 5, 6:30 pm
Can you pack 2D shapes together so that there are no gaps or overlaps? Can you do it in three dimensions too? Join designer/woodworker Jane Kostick and early childhood educator Sharon Kulik for an evening of hands-on exploration of repeating patterns, negative space, and one of their favorite 3-dimensional shapes, the rhombic dodecahedron. Get to know this intriguing shape via playdough, puzzles, and play—filling space has never been this much fun! Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.
The Discrete Charm of Geometry film screening with director Ekaterina Eremenko
Thursday, August 11, 6:30 pm
Don’t miss Ekaterina Eremenko’s latest film, giving us an inside view of the world of mathematicians and the challenges and beauty of mathematical discovery. The movie explores the question of where the boundaries lie between mathematics and the lives of those who are involved in it and how much they are willing to sacrifice in the search for precise scientific answers. Director Ekaterina Eremenko and mathematician Yuri Tschinkel, executive producer of Ermenko’s earlier film Colors of Math, will be on hand after the movie to join the discussion. Learn more and register at discretecharm.momath.org.
Puzzle Party with Po-Shen Loh
Tuesday, August 23, 6:00 pm
Watch for more information coming soon.
The book selection for the August Tween Primes book club will be announced in July. Keep an eye on tweenprimes.momath.org for updates.
Coming soon… The Insides of Things: the Art of Miguel Berrocal in Composite, the gallery at MoMath
MoMath’s newest art exhibit will focus on the work of Spanish sculptor Miguel Berrocal. What does Berrocal’s work have in common with MoMath’s Enigma Café? Visit this intriguing new gallery show to find out as you take in the masterful craftsmanship of Berrocal’s art.
Expansions: MoMath’s program to engage and challenge NYC’s brightest math students
Thursday afternoons (K-12, separated by level)
Reinvent math class with Expansions, MoMath’s afternoon gifted program. Featuring programs for all mathematically gifted students currently enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Expansions workshops are designed and delivered by MoMath’s educational team to challenge and inspire students and to broaden their mathematical horizons. With topics ranging from fractals to cellular automata, these afternoon sessions provide an opportunity for participants to learn advanced and fascinating topics not included in the standard K-12 curriculum. Plus, your child can benefit from enjoying math together with small groups of talented and focused young scholars.
Expansions offers sessions at several levels that are differentiated by mathematical experience rather than age. Admission is by application only. To learn more and apply, visit expansions.momath.org.
Do you have a great idea for a mathematical art show? Send it to MoMath! MoMath is seeking proposals for a show in Composite, the gallery at MoMath, to begin approximately one year from now. Applications are open here: applycomposite.momath.org.
Events, birthday parties, and more
Looking to host a one-of-a-kind event where your guests can interact with over 30 dozen engaging exhibits? Enter a world of mathematical intrigue, but don’t worry; amongst all the activity there is plenty of space for gala-worthy dinners, over-the-top birthday bashes, lazer-cutting parties, and bar/bat mitzvahs. Who knew math could be this much fun? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.