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.


“Möbius Madness” (Grades 3 through 6)

Thursday, August 18 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)
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 turns!  For students in grades 3 through 6 and their families/caregivers.

Register for August 18
(Grades 3 through 6)

Tessellation Station” (Grades K through 2)

Friday, August 19 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)
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 kindergarten through two and their families/caregivers.

Register for August 19
(Grades K through 2)

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

Thursday, August 25 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)
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.

Register for August 25
(Grades pre-K through 2)

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

Friday, August 26 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)
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.

Register for August 26
(Grades 3 through 6)



Although the citywide Key to NYC program has ended, MoMath requires all visitors ages five and up to show acceptable proof of full vaccination (two doses) against COVID-19.  (MoMath does not accept digital images or photocopies of vaccination cards.)  Additionally, every visitor is required to wear a mask.  Click here to learn more about the Museum’s health and safety measures.

The event fee covers this 45-minute session.  To enter and visit the Museum before or after this session, purchase general admission tickets at  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.