MoMath Frequently Asked Questions


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The Museum of Mathematics

When is the Museum of Mathematics slated to open?
The Museum is slated to open in late 2012.
Where will the Museum be located?
MoMath will be opening at 11 East 26th Street, on the north end of Madison Square Park in the Flatiron District.
What can the public expect to experience at the Museum of Mathematics?
Visitors to MoMath will be able to experience thousands of square feet of interactive and engaging exhibits designed to generate curiosity and wonder, and to highlight the beauty of mathematics. There will also be classroom space, event space, and a shop filled with cool mathematical merchandise. The popular monthly Math Encounters presentations will also be moving to this space.
What is the target age group for the Museum of Mathematics?
Although the center of the Museum’s target age group is students in grades 4 through 8, the Museum will be fun and engaging for kids and adults of all ages.
Can I book a field trip to the Musuem?
The Museum will begin booking field trips in 2012. Please go to momath.org/contact/visit to be added to our field trip notification list, so you will be among the first to know when bookings open.
How can I become a member of the Museum of Mathematics?
Visit momath.org/join or click the “Join” tab at the top of momath.org to view the membership packages MoMath has available. Enrollment and payment can be completed online using a credit card. If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your check to:
The Museum of Mathematics
Attn: Membership
134 West 29th Street, Suite 709-710
New York, NY 10001
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The Math Midway

What is the Math Midway?
The Math Midway is MoMath’s carnival-themed traveling exhibition that features more than twenty interactive exhibits designed to spark curiosity and wonder in kids and adults of all ages.
Where is the Math Midway?
The Math Midway is currently at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ, and it will be there through January 2012. Beginning February 2012, the Midway will be installed at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton, OH. For a full listing of upcoming venues, visit mathmidway.org and click on the “Visit” tab.
What is the target age group for the Math Midway?
Although the center of the Midway’s target age group is students in grades 4 through 8, the Midway is fun and engaging for kids and adults of all ages.
What is the cost of visiting the Math Midway?
Each host museum’s standard ticket prices apply.
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Math Encounters

What is Math Encounters?
Math Encounters is a free public presentation series designed to highlight the richness of mathematics. Dynamic speakers from around the world present engaging, audience-participatory sessions.
When are Math Encounters presentations held?
Math Encounters take place on the first Wednesday of each month.
Where does Math Encounters take place?
Math Encounters take place at Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue (corner of 24th and Lexington), 14th Floor.
How can I register for Math Encounters?
Registration is free and can be completed online at mathencounters.org.
How long is each presentation?
Each Math Encounters presentation is approximately 90 minutes in length.
I missed a Math Encounters presentation that I really wanted to see. Is there a video available?
Most Math Encounters presentations are videotaped. For those that are recorded, the video is uploaded to MoMath’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/museumofmathematics) after editing has been completed (usually within two to three months). For presentations that are videotaped, DVDs can also be purchased through MoMath’s online shop at momath.org/shop.
What is the target age group for Math Encounters?
Although presentations are designed to be accessible and engaging to a general audience, they are best enjoyed by participants ages 12 and up.
I registered for a Math Encounters presentation, but I received a notice that I have been waitlisted. What does this mean?
MoMath tries to accommodate every individual, but there is limited seating for all presentations. If you are waitlisted for a presentation, we ask that you arrive prior to 6:45 p.m. Waitlisted parties will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis after 6:45 p.m. to the extent there are available seats.
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Volunteering for the Museum of Mathematics

I want to volunteer for the Museum of Mathematics. What should I do?
The Museum relies on volunteers who are willing to donate their time. Please email volunteer@momath.org with your contact information and availability. A MoMath representative will contact you to confirm your enrollment in our volunteer database, and you will be contacted as specific volunteer opportunities arise.
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Other Topics

Which websites are associated with the Museum of Mathematics?
A: momath.org, mathmidway.org, mathencounters.org, mathfactory.org
My question has not been answered on this page. What should I do?
Please email info@momath.org, and a MoMath representative will assist you.
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