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.

Contact

For ways to connect with MoMath, click here.

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. John Overdeck serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Museum, and Cindy Lawrence as the Museum’s Executive Director & CEO.

Charter

The Museum received its provisional charter from the New York State Department of Education on 2009 November 17 and its absolute charter on 2015 September 15.

Contact

 

Board of Trustees

  • Acting Chair
    John Overdeck
    Co-Chairman, Two Sigma Investments
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  • Acting Vice Chair
    David Turock
    Chairman, Northern Lights Aviation
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  • Secretary
    Saul Rosenthal
    President, Oxford Funds, LLC
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  • Treasurer
    Stephen Della Pietra
    Partner, Renaissance Technologies
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  • Duane Adams
    Vice Provost for Research Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University
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  • Kevin Atteson
    Atteson Research
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  • Manjul Bhargava
    Princeton University
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  • Peter Carr
    Dept. Chair, NYU Finance and Risk Engineering
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  • David H. de Weese
    Partner, Paul Capital
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  • Robert J. Frey
    Harbor Financial Management
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  • Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux
    CEO, Garriott Enterprises
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  • Judith Gibbons
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  • Matthew Goldstein
    Chancellor Emeritus, CUNY
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  • Carole G. Hankin
    Superintendent of Schools (retired), Syosset, New York
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  • Mark D. Harris
    Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • Robert W. Jones
    Co-Founder, Antares Technologies
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  • Sandy Leong
    Sandy Leong Jewelry
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  • Richard Pechter
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  • Arthur P. Steinmetz
    Chairman, CEO, and President, OppenheimerFunds
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  • Jade Vinson
    Founder, Talking Leaves
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  • Stephen Wolfram
    Founder and CEO, Wolfram Research

View Advisory Council

 

The National Museum of Mathematics is the owner of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,602,790; 9,165,479; and 9,472,120 covering one or more exhibits in the Museum.