MoMath at a Glance

Educators:
Book a K–12 field trip, available online, on your campus, or at the Museum!
Book MM2Go and bring MoMath exhibits to your school.
(Sponsorships available for Title I schools.)

Graduating math majors:
Apply for the 2023–2024 Exponent Fellowship today!

 

Upcoming Events at MoMath

All times are in Eastern Time (New York).

Mon, Jan 30 9:30 am Professional Development Day at MoMath 2023: “Creative Connections in Mathematics” for math educators in grades 4–12 (in person)
Mon, Jan 30 7:00 pm QED: Pitfalls for Parents featuring Howie Hua; hosted by Tim Chartier (online)
Tue, Jan 31 4:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (for grades K–3) (online)
Wed, Feb 1 2:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Fractal Fascinations” (online)
Thu, Feb 2 3:00 pm
to 6:30 pm
Free Play — enjoy free admission to MoMath! (in person)
Fri, Feb 3 4:15 pm Math Discovery in the Museum: “Graphs of the Rainbow” (grades 4–8) (in person)
Fri, Feb 3 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs (online)
Sat, Feb 4 3:00 pm Krazy Kahoot (online)
Sat, Feb 4 4:00 pm Math Discovery in the Museum: “Shape Shifters” (grades PK–2) (in person)
Sun, Feb 5 10:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Free Play — enjoy free admission to MoMath! (in person)
Sun, Feb 5 4:00 pm Math Discovery in the Museum: “Möbius Madness” (grades 3–6) (in person)
Sun, Feb 5 4:00 pm Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: a discussion of Math Adventures with Python with Peter Farrell (online)
Sun, Feb 5 7:00 pm Who’s #1 — Mathematics of Ranking mini-course (online)
Tue, Feb 7 4:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (for grades K–3) (online)
Tue, Feb 7 6:30 pm Volumes, the MoMath book club: a discussion of The Joy of SET with the authors as special guests (online)
Wed, Feb 8 4:00 pm
7:00 pm
Free Math Encounters: “3D X-Ray Vision: how tomography uses math to reveal the invisible” 
featuring Samuli Siltanen (in person)
Thu, Feb 9 2:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Grids of Life” (online)
Thu, Feb 9 6:30 pm “How to do better in sports betting with math” featuring Dr. Juliette Gorson of FanDuel (in person) (registration coming soon)
Fri, Feb 10 4:15 pm Math Discovery in the Museum: “Tied in Knot Theory” (grades 4–8) (in person)
Fri, Feb 10 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs (online)
Fri, Feb 10 6:30 pm Free Family Fridays: “We Know Nothing About Prime Numbers” with Dan Finkel (in person)
Sat, Feb 11 4:00 pm Math Discovery in the Museum: “Tessellation Station” (grades K–2) (in person)
Mon, Feb 13 7:00 pm Starring Math: 21 with guest Ron Gould (online)
Tue, Feb 14 2:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Skipping Towards Infinity” (online)
Tue, Feb 14 4:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (for grades K–3) (online)
Wed, Feb 15 4:00 pm Ask a Mathematician — Anything! (online)
Fri, Feb 17 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs (online)
Sun, Feb 19 7:00 pm Who’s #1 — Mathematics of Ranking mini-course (online)
Mon, Feb 20 5:00 pm “Tips on applying for the Rosenthal Prize” workshop (online) (registration coming soon)
Tue, Feb 21 9:30 am MoMath Mini-Camp for Grades 1–3 (in person)
Tue, Feb 21 1:30 pm MoMath Mini-Camp for Grades 4–6 (in person)
Wed, Feb 22 9:30 am MoMath Mini-Camp for Grades 1–3 (in person)
Wed, Feb 22 1:30 pm MoMath Mini-Camp for Grades 4–6 (in person)
Wed, Feb 22 2:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Tangram Teasers” (online)
Wed, Feb 22 4:00 pm Math Gym, a workout for your brain (online)
Thu, Feb 23 9:30 am MoMath Mini-Camp for Grades 1–3 (in person)
Thu, Feb 23 1:30 pm MoMath Mini-Camp for Grades 4–6 (in person)
Thu, Feb 23 4:00 pm Meet a Mathematician: Eric Cooper, National Basketball Association (NBA) (online)
Thu, Feb 23 6:00 pm Equilibrium, an adult evening of games (in person)
Fri, Feb 24 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs (online)
Sun, Feb 26 7:00 pm Who’s #1 — Mathematics of Ranking mini-course (online)
Mon, Feb 27 7:00 pm QED: Pitfalls for Parents featuring Vanessa Vakharia; hosted by Tim Chartier (online)
Tue, Feb 28 6:00 pm 2023 MoMath Masters annual adult math tournament and fundraiser (in person)
Wed, Mar 1 7:00 pm Volumes, the MoMath book club: a discussion of Mathematics for Human Flourishing featuring Francis Su (online)
Sun, Mar 5 5:00 pm Tween Primes, MoMath’s book club for tweens and teens: X Games in Mathematics: Sports Training that Counts! by Tim Chartier (online)
Sun, Mar 5 7:00 pm Who’s #1 — Mathematics of Ranking mini-course (online)
Tue, Mar 7 6:30 pm “March MATLABness” featuring Dr. Tim Chartier and Dr. Wesley Hamilton (online) (registration coming soon)
Wed, Mar 8 4:00 pm
7:00 pm
Free Math Encounters: “Forbidden Symmetries: The Fractal Beauty of Compound Symmetry Groups” 
featuring Bob Hearn (in person)
Fri, Mar 10 6:30 pm Free Family Fridays: “Bubble Jamboree: an evening of iridescent entertainment” with Steve Langley (in person)
Sun, Mar 12 7:00 pm Who’s #1 — Mathematics of Ranking mini-course (online)
Thu, Mar 16 7:00 pm Starring Math featuring Tony DeRose of Pixar Animation Studios (online)
Mon, Mar 20 4:00 pm Ask a Mathematician — Anything! hosted by Tim Chartier (online)
Wed, Mar 22 4:00 pm 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)
Sun, Mar 26 4:00 pm Calling all those who crochet: Mark your calendar now for a topological crochet adventure — more details coming soon!
Tue, Mar 28 4:00 pm Meet a Mathematician: Dr. Ivana Šerić (online) (registration coming soon)

Ongoing

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)

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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)
Open Set 2022 — enter MoMath’s annual mathematical performing arts competition

Apply Now

Please click here to jump up to the summary of programs and events at the top of this page, and select a program by clicking on the program name to learn more about it and how to apply.


Ongoing Programs

Visit MoMath
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 birthdays@momath.org.

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 groupsales@momath.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 tutoring@momath.org.

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 programservices@momath.org for more information.


Upcoming Events

Please click here to jump up to the summary of upcoming events at the top of this page, and select an event by clicking on the event link to learn more about it.

 


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.

Beautiful Math
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 volunteering in Summer 2023 will open in Spring 2023.  Check back in early 2023 at volunteers.momath.org.

Volunteer opportunities
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 volunteer@momath.org 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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Join the MoMath community
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.