Upcoming Events at MoMath

2017 Transformations summer camp registration

First through eighth graders, spend the summer falling in love with mathematics as you explore the fun and beauty of mathematical games, puzzles, and geometric crafts with MoMath’s dynamic educators. Campers come back year after year to discover the never-ending wonders of mathematics! To learn more, visit summercamp.momath.org.

Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games
Saturday, June 3, 6:00 pm

Tabletop gaming is more fun than ever! Come join old friends and new for a fun-filled, adult evening of mathematically-rich, hands-on games. Enjoy classics like SET and Connect Four, modern options from Ubongo to Skiwampus to Rocket Robots, and even MoMath’s own twist on mathematical favorites like Hex and Nim. Bring a snack, play some games, and connect with new and interesting people, all while enjoying the unique evening atmosphere at the nation’s only Museum of Math. Learn more and register at equilibrium.momath.org.

MoMath at the World Science Festival
Sunday, June 4, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the NYU Kimmel Center

Join MoMath at the World Science Festival and challenge your friends to a game of Play Truchet, an exciting life-sized race of 3-D mathematical pattern-making and visual perception.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for 6th through 9th graders
Sunday, June 4, 6:30 pm

Turn the Law of Averages into the Law of Large Numbers of Treats with this month’s installment of our mind-bending candy-guessing game. If you’re excited by the idea of a math-filled, parent-free night where you can hang out with old and new friends, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, and move to some tunes, then don’t miss this exciting program just for 6th through 9th graders. The best part? No parents allowed! Learn more and register at unlimited.momath.org.

Volumes, the MoMath book club: Symmetry: A Journey into the Patterns of Nature by Marcus du Sautoy
Tuesday, June 6, 6:00 pm

MoMath is delighted to announce that mathematician and author Marcus du Sautoy will join MoMath at Volumes, the MoMath book club on June 6, to discuss his book Symmetry: A Journey into the Patterns of Nature. This book combines a personal insight into the mind of a working mathematician with the story of one of the biggest adventures in mathematics: the search for symmetry. This is the story of how humankind has come to its understanding of the bizarre world of symmetry — a subject of fundamental significance to the way we interpret the world around us. Learn more and register at volumes.momath.org.

Math Encounters: “The Great Unknown: Is there a limit to scientific and mathematical exploration?” with Marcus du Sautoy
Wednesday, June 7, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Are there limits to what we can discover about our physical universe? Are some regions of the future beyond the predictive powers of science and mathematics? Are there ideas so complex that they are beyond the conception of our finite human brains? Can brains even investigate themselves or does the analysis enter an infinite loop from which it is impossible to rescue itself? Join Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, on a mathematical journey into the Great Unknown. Special introduction by Geva Patz, entrepreneur, technology consultant, pyrotechnics expert, and winner of the 2017 MoMath Masters tournament. Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.

Math Unearthed: Uncovering the classroom math behind MoMath’s exhibits
Professional Development for educators
Thursday, June 8, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Looking for a unique staff development opportunity? Come join the National Museum of Mathematics’ Chief of Education, Nat Stahl, for a day of hands-on discovery. First, teachers will spend time learning about the math behind a few of MoMath’s unique interactive exhibits; then, they will enjoy some collaborative problem solving together. Finally, teachers will develop a working lesson plan that they can take back to their classrooms. This is a great chance for teachers to come together as professionals and share their knowledge and expertise in a fun, dynamic environment! Learn more and register at unearthed.momath.org.

Free Play: A FREE afternoon at MoMath with extended Museum hours until 6:00 pm
Thursday, June 8, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

For one afternoon, admission to MoMath will be completely free for all visitors! Come enjoy all your favorite exhibits — and if you have friends who have never been to the Museum, there’s no better time to bring them along. Plus, MoMath will be open one hour later than usual, so you can optimize your fun.

Math Explorations: Summer Sessions
Thursday, June 8, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm

MoMath’s Math Explorations, previously exclusive to school field trips, are now open to the public! Join one of MoMath’s specially-trained educators in an exploratory, hands-on classroom experience to discover the wonder of mathematics. Learn more and register at summerexplorations.momath.org.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers by Pendred Noyce
Tuesday, June 13, 4:30 pm

Join MoMath at Tween Primes, the MoMath book club, to discuss Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers by Pendred Noyce. When thirteen-year-old cousins Ivan and Daphne go on a treasure hunt in the rain one summer day, they never expect to stumble into a whole new world where words and numbers run wild. Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Eschering Around” with Jürgen Richter-Gebert
Friday, June 16, 6:30 pm

Combine the mathematical artistry of M.C. Escher with the creativity of folding paper as you create your own personal “kaleidocycle.” Professor and interactive mathematics expert Jürgen Richter-Gebert, creator of the app iOrnament, shows us how to design our own Escher-like patterns and then use them to create dynamic paper sculptures that rotate ’round and ’round. Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.

Finding Fibonacci with Keith Devlin
Saturday, June 17, 6:30 pm

Join Dr. Keith Devlin, “The Math Guy” from NPR’s Weekend Edition, as he recounts his exploration of the life and legacy of thirteenth century mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, popularly known as Fibonacci. Leonardo introduced the Hindu-Arabic numeral system and arithmetic to the Western world, and thereby helped start a global, social, and economic revolution. Devlin first shared Leonardo’s story in a 2011 book titled The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci’s Arithmetic Revolution. His new book, Finding Fibonacci, describes his own experiences, reconstructed from his project diary and notes, together with the stories of three other contemporary scholars, each of whom investigated this long-forgotten medieval mathematician who did so much to create the world in which we live. Learn more and register at fibonacci.momath.org.

MoMath Solstice Sundial
Wednesday, June 21 7:30 am to 6:30 pm at the Plaza bounded by 23rd St., 5th Avenue, and Broadway

Cast your shadow to mark the time on the longest day of the year. Join MoMath in creating a large-scale human sundial and leave your personal mark on a giant sundial banner that will be displayed in the nation’s only Museum of Mathematics through the end of June.

Hoop Curves opening!
Thursday, June 22

Recreating a regulation-size free throw space within the Museum, Hoop Curves invites you to take your best shot and then to do so again, this time with the aid of a robotic ball-shooter. Using cutting edge technology to record the components of every ball launch, this exhibit promises to combine America’s love of sports with data visualization techniques that will help you improve your throw. Some come on down and take your best shot…with math!

Math is Sexy – MoMath Celebrates Pride
Thursday, June 22, 8:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the intersection between freedom of expression and mathematics, courtesy of our friends at OppenheimerFunds. Guests will be treated to a custom love potion upon entering; then they can dance the night away to a live DJ while live dancers and performing artists activate the exhibits. An open bar sponsored by Miller Coors will keep the good vibes flowing. $25 early bird tickets on sale now, $35 at the door. Learn more and register at pride.momath.org.

Math Encounters: “Diffusion of the Dead” with Thomas Woolley
Wednesday, July 5, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Knowing how long we have before we interact with a zombie could mean the difference between life, death, and zombification! In this game of impending doom, mathematician Thomas Woolley shows us how math might just be the best weapon we have to survive…and how strategies to defeat zombies have real-world relevance in the fight against the worldwide spread of contagious disease. Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.

Pete Muller performs at the Cutting Room
Special event to benefit MoMath
Thursday, July 6, 7:00 pm

Join singer/songwriter Pete Muller in a special summer concert benefiting MoMath. Muller, a modern day Renaissance man, began his musical career by busking for the masses in the New York subways while at the same time publishing a monthly music-themed crossword puzzle and achieving success as a pioneer in quant investing, where he was dubbed one of the “hottest hedge fund manager[s] on Wall Street today.” Muller’s budding musical career caught the attention of Forbes, The New York Times, and various other outlets, which led to three albums, the most recent produced by two-time Grammy winner Rick DePofi. With influences such as Billy Joel, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin, and Elvis Costello, Muller’s accessible lyrical style has garnered him hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube. The evening will also feature the creative talents of John “Whooli” Whoolilurie on sax/keyboard, Skip Ward on bass, David Silliman on drums, Katie Jacoby on violin, Timba Harris on violin/trumpet, and Missy Soltero on vocals. For more information and to register, visit muller.momath,org. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be used to support the programs and operations of the nation’s only Museum of Mathematics.

Math Metropolis, a Festival of Math Fun
Plaza at 28 Liberty
Sunday, July 9

Add a little math to your summer! MoMath is pleased to be joined by the Julia Robinson Math Festival and the folks from the MIND Research Institute to bring you a full day of mathematical fun. Bring the entire family to the plaza at 28 Liberty and enjoy hands-on math exhibits, entertaining mathematical games, and intriguing puzzles and brainteasers. Plus, take home a little bit of MoMath: we’ll be setting up an outpost of Additions, the shop at MoMath, for all your summer gift needs.

MOVES 2017 conference, “The Magic of Math”
Featuring Persi Diaconis, Manjul Bhargava, and Art Benjamin!
Sunday, August 6, through Tuesday, August 8

Mathematicians and families, register now to join MoMath in NYC for the third conference on the Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects.The MOVES 2017 conference will take place from August 6 through 8 and will feature dozens of talks on current research in recreational mathematics, as well as a wide variety of family-accessible mathematical activities and events. Visit moves.momath.org to register.


Expansions: MoMath’s program to engage and challenge NYC’s brightest math students

Reinvent math class with Expansions, MoMath’s afternoon gifted program. Featuring programs for all mathematically gifted students currently enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade, Expansions workshops are designed and delivered by MoMath’s educational team to challenge and inspire students and to broaden their mathematical horizons. Apply now at expansions.momath.org.

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.

Weekend programs for families

Take a tour with MoMath’s new Derivatives tour program, or join one of MoMath’s specially-trained educators in Explorations, a hands-on classroom experience to discover the wonder of mathematics. Don’t miss your chance to see math in a whole new light, only at MoMath.

Events, birthday parties, and more

Looking to host a one-of-a-kind event where your guests can interact with over 40 engaging exhibits? Enter a world of mathematical intrigue, but don’t worry: amidst all the activity there is plenty of space for gala-worthy dinners, over-the-top birthday bashes, laser-cutting parties, and bar/bat mitzvahs. Who knew math could be this much fun? Email events@momath.org for more information.