Math Discovery

(in person)

The sessions below are all in-person.  Click here for online student sessions.

Don’t miss the chance to join one of MoMath’s specially trained educators in Math Discovery, a series of hands-on classes exploring intriguing math topics.  For students and their families/caregivers.  Limited space available.

Upcoming Sessions

“Möbius Madness” (Grades 3 through 6)

Friday, March 24 at 4:15 pm ET
Join us to construct fascinating topological objects such as Möbius bands, discovering their fundamental patterns and structures.  Through hands-on activities, uncover the surprising properties hidden around every twist and turn!  For students in grades 3 through 6 and their families/caregivers.


“Graphs of the Rainbow” (Grades 4 through 8)

Saturday, March 25 at 4:00 pm ET
Explore the many shades of graph coloring problems and how they relate to real-life situations.  By creating simple drawings and studying intriguing examples, learn how to interpret a map as a particular type of graph and develop an appreciation for one of graph theory’s most important principles!  For students in grades 4 through 8 and their families/caregivers.


Tessellation Station” (Grades K through 2)

Sunday, March 26 at 4:00 pm ET
From nature to art to architecture, tessellations — or tiling patterns — offer a creative way to understand geometry.  Using the symmetries of polygons, discover surprising and beautiful patterns as you learn about infinite tessellations.  For students in grades K through 2 and their families/caregivers.


“Shape Shifters” (Grades pre–K through 2)

Friday, March 31 at 4:15 pm ET
Shapes are all around us and form the basic building blocks of modern life.  Using wooden squares, rectangles, rhombi, trapezoids, and hexagons, discover how shapes are different from each other and how mathematicians identify and name them.  Through games and interactive activities, explore geometrical symmetries and how to construct polygons with many sides, including the tetracontakaihexagon!  For students in grades pre-K through 2 and their families/caregivers.


“Secrets of Telling Secrets” (Grades 3 through 6)

Saturday, April 1 at 4:00 pm ET
Explore cryptography, secret codes, and ciphers.  Join us for this introduction to the substitution cipher, which hides messages by replacing letters or groups of letters with other letters or groups of letters.  Using patterns and perseverance, learn how to create hidden messages — and how to break secret codes!  For students in grades 3 through 6 and their families/caregivers.


“Crazy Dice” (Grades 5 through 8)

Sunday, April 2 at 4:00 pm ET
What is the probability of rolling a given sum with a pair of standard dice?  Explore how to determine that probability and then have fun while challenging yourself to find a different way of numbering the dice to achieve the very same probability!  For students in grades 5 through 8 and their families/caregivers.


The event fee covers this 45-minute session.  In addition to the registration fee, attendees of this in-person event must pay General Admission to the Museum, with the exception of those attending sessions that begin at 4:00 pm or later.  If you are a MoMath member and would like to pay with a membership discount, please email for member pricing.  All children must be accompanied by an adult, and all participants (children and adults) must register.

Strictly no refunds, no credits, and no transfers will be permitted.  Spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.