MoMath at a Glance
Upcoming Events | Ongoing Programs | Free and Discounted | Volunteer and Support
Sign up to attend “A Hat for Einstein,” a free online presentation on Saturday, March 25, at 3:00 pm ET, to learn more about a newly discovered shape in mathematics, the Hat. Join MoMath’s own Chaim Goodman-Strauss and Craig S. Kaplan, who, along with their co-authors David Smith and Joseph Samuel Myers, wrote the groundbreaking paper about the Hat. They will discuss how they discovered this aperiodic monotile and how it impacts modern mathematics. Learn more and register for free at momath.org/einsteintile.
Upcoming Events at MoMath
|All times are in Eastern Time Zone (New York).|
|Book a K–12 field trip, available online, on your campus, or at the Museum!|
|Book MM2Go (Math Midway to Go), MoMath’s traveling exhibition, and bring MoMath exhibits to your school.|
|Does your school receive Title I funding? Visit titleone.momath.org to apply for sponsored (free) field trips, MM2Go bookings, and other educational opportunities, available to Title I schools.|
|For graduating math majors:|
|Apply for the 2023–2024 Exponent Fellowship today!|
|Wed, Mar 22||4:00 pm||Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain (online)|
|Wed, Mar 22||7:00 pm||QED: Pitfalls for Parents featuring Nathan Alexander; hosted by Tim Chartier (online)|
|Thu, Mar 23||2:00 pm||Senior Sessions: “Math in Art III: Friezes” (online)|
|Fri, Mar 24||4:15 pm||Math Discovery: “Möbius Madness” (Grades 3–6) (in person)|
|Fri, Mar 24||4:30 pm||Folding Fridays (online)|
|Sat, Mar 25||3:00 pm||“A Hat for Einstein” (online) — a presentation on the groundbreaking newly discovered shape in mathematics!|
|Sat, Mar 25||4:00 pm||Math Discovery: “Graphs of the Rainbow” (Grades 4–8) (in person)|
|Sun, Mar 26||4:00 pm||Math Discovery: “Tessellation Station” (Grades K–2) (in person)|
|Sun, Mar 26||4:00 pm||Topological Crochet (in person)|
|Tue, Mar 28||2:00 pm||Senior Sessions: “Chessboards and Dominoes” (online)|
|Tue, Mar 28||4:00 pm||Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (online)|
|Tue, Mar 28||4:00 pm||Meet a Mathematician: Dr. Ivana Šerić (online)|
|Fri, Mar 31||4:15 pm||Math Discovery: “Shape Shifters” (Grades preK–2) (in person)|
|Fri, Mar 31||4:30 pm||Folding Fridays (online)|
|Sat, Apr 1||4:00 pm||Math Discovery: “Secrets of Telling Secrets” (Grades 3–6) (in person)|
|Sun, Apr 2||4:00 pm||Math Discovery: “Crazy Dice” (Grades 5–8) (in person)|
|Sun, Apr 2||5:00 pm||Tween Primes: a discussion of The Cartoon Guide to Statistics with the author Larry Gonick (online)|
|Mon, Apr 3||6:30 pm||Volumes, the MoMath book club: a discussion of Creating Symmetry: The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns featuring Frank Farris (online)|
|Free Math Encounters: “Halving Your Cake: The Trials and Tribulations of Fair Division” featuring Deanna Haunsperger (in person)
**This Math Encounters presentation will be held on a Tuesday, not a Wednesday.
|Wed, Apr 5||2:00 pm||Senior Sessions: “Math in the Corner Pocket” (online)|
|Tue, Apr 11||4:00 pm||Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (online)|
|Thu, Apr 13||2:00 pm||Senior Sessions: “Gallery of Graphs” (online)|
|Thu, Apr 13||6:00 pm||Equilibrium, game night at MoMath: featuring The Crew: Mission Deep Sea, hosted by Gord! (in person)|
|Fri, Apr 14||4:30 pm||Folding Fridays (online)|
|Fri, Apr 14||6:30 pm||Family Fridays: “Ageless Math: puzzles for ages 7 to 107!” (in person)|
|Tue, Apr 18||2:00 pm||Senior Sessions: “Math in Art: Tessellations I” (online)|
|Tue, Apr 18||4:00 pm||Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (online)|
|Fri, Apr 21||4:30 pm||Folding Fridays (online)|
|Sun, Apr 23||10:00 am
to 1:00 pm
|Free Play (free general admission to MoMath) (in person)|
|Mon, Apr 24||7:00 pm||QED: Pitfalls for Parents featuring Josh Tabor; hosted by Tim Chartier (online)|
|Wed, Apr 26||2:00 pm||Senior Sessions: “Polyomino Puzzlers” (online)|
|Wed, Apr 26||4:00 pm||Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain (online)|
|Thu, Apr 27||3:00 pm
to 6:30 pm
|Free Play (free general admission to MoMath) (in person)|
|Thu, Apr 27||4:00 pm||Meet a Mathematician: John Urschel (online)|
|Fri, Apr 28||4:30 pm||Folding Fridays (online)|
|Tue, May 2||6:30 pm||Volumes, the MoMath book club: a discussion of Humble Pi featuring Matt Parker (online)|
|Wed, May 24||4:00 pm||Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain (online)|
|Traces, revealing the stunning hidden patterns of moving objects, in Composite, the gallery at MoMath (in person)|
|Math on the House — sign up to be notified when free, last-minute seats become available for select events|
|Derivatives, MoMath’s tour program (in person)|
|Integrators, the MoMath High School Volunteer Program (in person)|
|Steven H. Strogatz Prize for Math Communication — for students 15 to 18 years old|
|Expansions, the gifted program at MoMath for students in first grade through high school (in person)|
|School and group visits: in-Museum or online visits to MoMath for students, educators, and groups (in person/online)|
|Free field trips for Title I schools: apply today for a sponsored field trip benefiting your Title I school (in person/online)|
|Free visits from Math Midway 2 Go for Title I schools: apply today to bring this engaging math exhibition to your school (in person)|
|Free educator sessions at your school: apply today to invite one of MoMath’s expert educators to bring the joy of math directly to your Title I school (in person)|
|* Details and registration coming soon.|
Admission tickets to visit MoMath in person are on sale at visit.momath.org. Members receive free unlimited admission and free access to many recorded events. (Not a member? Join today!) Please note that MoMath is watching the health situation carefully and may limit access as needed. Visit momath.org for the most up-to-date information.
Birthday parties (in person or online!)
Looking to host a one-of-a-kind birthday party full of fabulous mathematical fun? Invite your guests to MoMath for unique party activities and games, plus a chance to explore more than 40 engaging exhibits! From captivating constructions to scintillating scavenger hunts, enjoy exceptional experiences for birthday celebrants of all ages. Can your hands race as fast as your minds? With your choice of customized activities, parties can be personalized for all ages of birthday boys and girls — from children through adults, from simple to complicated. Not in town? Check out MoMath’s origami birthday parties, available exclusively online — you and your guests can learn the wondrous art of paper folding from an origami expert! For more information, please email email@example.com.
Traces in Composite, the gallery at MoMath (in person)
Traces reveals the hidden patterns created as objects move through space: the pathways of birds in flight, the oars of a kayaker on a still lake, or even the drumsticks of a jazz percussionist. Sometimes periodic but always organized, the traces of these movements — revealed by the technologically savvy artists in this exhibit — are as intriguing as they are beautiful. Take in the stunning visuals, explore the underlying mathematics of the artwork, and manipulate interactive exhibits to create your own unique light traces. Traces features the work of Xavi Bou, Will Calhoun, and Stephen Orlando. Learn more at composite.momath.org.
MoMath comes to YOU! Visit MoMath without leaving your school campus (in person)
Students and educators, are you ready for a field trip but not able to leave campus just yet? Let MoMath come to you! MoMath’s fully vaccinated, classroom-experienced educators can bring MoMath’s unique blend of enriching math activities and/or hands-on MM2GO exhibits to your campus. Learn more and book your in-school MoMath workshop today at fieldtrips.momath.org. Free visits for Title I schools available — see above or visit titleone.momath.org!
MathPlay, MoMath’s program for preschoolers (in person)
Led by an experienced MoMath educator, MathPlay offers children the opportunity to play well-developed games that help broaden math skills, improve problem-solving techniques, fine-tune motor coordination, and enhance communication and social skills. Give your child every chance of success — recent studies have shown that early development of math skills can be a strong predictor of future school achievement. Learn more and register at mathplay.momath.org.
Derivatives, MoMath’s tour program (in person)
Enjoy a new perspective on MoMath in a small group setting as you stroll through the Museum with an expert tour guide leading the way. Learn more at derivatives.momath.org. To request a tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Derivatives Tour.”
Math tutoring (in person/online)
Is your child struggling in math? We can help! MoMath is offering limited private tutoring for grades K–12 with certified teachers who have extensive experience successfully teaching students online and in the classroom. Whether your child needs assistance with homework or exam preparation, MoMath’s instructors are ready to help. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Events, birthday parties, and more
Looking to host a one-of-a-kind event where your guests can interact with more than 40 engaging exhibits? Enter a world of mathematical intrigue, but don’t worry — amidst all the activity, there is plenty of space for gala-worthy dinners, over-the-top birthday bashes, laser-cutting parties, and bar/bat mitzvahs. Who knew math could be this much fun? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Free and Discounted Opportunities
Math on the House mailing list — sign up to be notified when FREE tickets become available
MoMath is pleased to offer Math on the House, a mailing list for valued Museum patrons to receive free, last-minute tickets to select events when spots become available. To subscribe, visit mathonthehouse.momath.org.
See what mathematicians think is beautiful about mathematics at beautiful.momath.org.
Show Your Support for MoMath
Integrators: The MoMath High School Volunteer Program (in person)
MoMath accepts a limited number of high school students for ongoing volunteer roles during summer vacation and/or the academic year. The Integrators program offers a unique chance to improve interpersonal and communication skills, explore mathematical concepts, and learn valuable job skills. MoMath Integrators interact with visitors (on the Museum floor or online) and train with professional educators, interpreters, and managers. Students who participate during summer vacation commit five days per week, while school-year participants commit approximately one day per week, typically a Saturday or Sunday, from September through June. The application window for the Summer 2023 Integrators program is open! Apply today at volunteers.momath.org.
MoMath welcomes volunteers who provide valuable support in a variety of individual ways across the Museum, in both public-facing and internal roles.
- Do you love math and would you like to help others enjoy MoMath’s interactive suite of exhibits — and are you willing to devote two four-hour shifts each month? Apply to become a volunteer Integrator in the Museum!
- Can you occasionally assist with MoMath events, demonstrations, birthday parties, and other activities at the Museum?
- Are you a professional who would like to donate your expertise and time to MoMath? MoMath welcomes your support, especially if you are an educator, administrator, videographer, or technologist.
To apply, please send an email to email@example.com with a subject line that includes “Volunteer” and your name. Include a cover letter, current résumé, and a newly written statement that, in approximately 150 to 500 words, describes an experience that shaped your love of mathematics.
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Become a member today and take advantage of exciting and engaging math programs for all ages. Visit members.momath.org to become a member and receive unlimited access to MoMath’s innovative exhibits, plus discounts for select programs and for products in Additions, the shop at MoMath. Members also receive free registration to select online programs, free access to recordings of MoMath programs, and exclusive invitations to members-only online events. Become a premium member and receive early notices, special invitations to exclusive MoMath member events, discounts on birthday parties, and more. Join now and take advantage of MoMath’s low rates. To learn more about long-term memberships, call 212-542-0566.