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Welcome to the National Museum of Mathematics!
MoMath, the National Museum of Mathematics, is an award-winning museum that highlights the role of mathematics in illuminating the patterns and structures all around us. Its dynamic exhibits, galleries, and programs are designed to stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. The Museum’s innovative exhibits will engage visitors of every age, from 1 to 100!
Making math FUN
On temporary exhibition
Sculpture: the work of Hans Noë
Hans Noë is a 95-year-old Holocaust survivor who may not be so much a hidden master as a hiding one. Over the past several decades, he has been compiling a remarkable body of mathematically flecked, geometrically confounding sculptural work in virtually complete secret. Hans was born in 1928 in Czernowitz, a town of 250,000 in Eastern Europe which saw most of its population of 140,000 Jews perish. After many harrowing years of subterfuge and hiding, often in plain sight, he arrived in NYC where he became a protégé of and assistant to Tony Smith, the eminent sculptor and architect. Though he had some success thereafter building homes for artists in the Hamptons during the fifties and early sixties, the deeply ingrained habit of never calling attention to himself worked somewhat against his success as an architect. After retiring, Hans built an exquisite house of his own up north along the Hudson River and started generating a singular collection of sculptures and maquettes. This show, curated by the veteran arts writer Lawrence Weschler, is the first time he is sharing this work with the public. MoMath wishes to thank David de Weese for his generosity in sponsoring this show.
Open daily. Sculpture: the work of Hans Noë is open to the general public for viewing during MoMath’s open hours, daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Visiting Composite, the gallery at MoMath, is free with Museum general admission or membership. Purchase tickets at visit.momath.org or become a member at join.momath.org.
In the News:
MoMath’s MOST program
for early career professionals in mathematics who identify as female
The 2023 MOST program participants
Check out this New York Times article, What Improv Can Do for Mathematicians, highlighting MoMath’s Math Outreach Seminar and Training (MOST) program. The MOST program works with early career professionals in mathematics who identify as female and helps them strengthen their outreach skills as they share their math expertise in an engaging, easily accessible manner. To learn more about MOST, visit momath.org/most.
Would you like to apply for the MOST program? Join MoMath’s mailing list to hear when the application window opens for Summer 2024.
- Please visit events.momath.org for a listing of all upcoming events and ongoing programs offered at MoMath.
Groundbreaking Discoveries in Mathematics
Learn about the amazing discovery of the “einstein tile” known as the Hat and its close relative, the Spectre, a “chiral” aperiodic monotile. Both are the first-ever shapes that can tile the plane endlessly but only without ever quite repeating the pattern, discovered by math enthusiasts and researchers David Smith, Joseph Samuel Myers, Craig Kaplan, and MoMath’s very own Chaim Goodman-Strauss. Read about these shapes and hear the stories behind each discovery! Visit momath.org/the-hat and momath.org/spectre for articles, videos, and even a creative art competition inspired by these discoveries!
Ongoing Educational Programs
- Field trips for K–12 classes!
- MoMath Online: Student Sessions (pre-K–12), with select classes free
- MathPlay, the preschool program at MoMath
- Math Discovery, educator-led sessions for students and their families/caregivers from the Museum
MoMath on TV!
Recognition and Awards
MoMath is pleased to have received the following recognition:
- 2022 NYC Imagine Awards recognizing NYC’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations: Finalist in the Arts & Culture category (NYC Imagine Awards, 2022)
- Art by the Numbers: At the National Museum of Mathematics, origami helps bridge the gap between art and math and finds the beauty in both (The New York Times, 2019)
- Editors’ Choice Award: The National Museum of Mathematics is a Top Date Spot for Intellectually Curious People in NYC (DatingNews.com, 2019)
- NYC’s 10 best offbeat and hidden museums (6sqft, 2019)
- MoMath: The National Museum of Mathematics in NYC Helps Adults and Children Better Understand the Universal Language Behind Finance (CardRates.com, 2019)
- Communications Award for Public Outreach (Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, 2016)
- Most Fascinating Museum in New York State Worth Traveling For (FlipKey by TripAdvisor, 2015)
- Best Museum for Kids (New York Magazine, 2013)
- MUSE Award for Education and Outreach (bronze) (American Alliance of Museums, 2013)
Programs for families
Take a tour with MoMath’s Derivatives tour program, or join one of MoMath’s specially-trained educators in Math Discovery, 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.
Reinvent math class with Expansions, MoMath’s after-school program for gifted students. The application for the 2023–2024 school year is available now.
MathPlay, MoMath’s program for preschoolers
Led by an experienced preschool specialist, MathPlay will engage your children in playful activities to help them develop a strong foundation in math, enriching their day with mathematical inspiration.
Take a field trip to MoMath!
Registration for the 2023–2024 school year is open. Click here to learn more and book your field trips and group visits today.
Teachers: bring exciting math exhibits to your school
Visit mm2go.org to learn about Math Midway 2 Go!
Birthday parties and more at MoMath
Host a one-of-a-kind party for your child (or yourself) at MoMath!
CBS News’ Mo Rocca explores MoMath in this episode of Sunday Morning!