Upcoming Events at MoMath
MoMath at a Glance
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(Sponsorships available for Title I schools.)
All times are in Eastern Time (New York).
|MoMath is open but may occasionally limit access as needed.
Please check the home page for the most up-to-date information.
|Celebrate MoMath’s 10th birthday! Donate to MoMath in powers of ten (dimes, ten dollars, one hundred dollars, etc.) to celebrate ten years of MoMath — in person at Additions, the shop at MoMath, or 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)|
|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|
|Tue, Nov 22||2:00 pm||Senior Sessions: “Chessboards and Dominoes” (online)|
|Tue, Nov 22||2:30 pm||Free Student Sessions: “Points and Shapes” (online)|
|Tue, Nov 22||4:00 pm||Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (for grades K–3) (online)|
|Wed, Nov 23||3:15pm||Student Sessions: “Magic Squares” (online)|
|Wed, Nov 23||4:15 pm||Free Student Sessions: “Poltergeist Paths” (online)|
|Fri, Nov 25||10:00 am||Student Sessions: “Tangram Teasers” (online)|
|Fri, Nov 25||2:30 pm||Math Discovery at the Museum: “Tessellation Station” (in person)|
|Fri, Nov 25||4:00 pm||Math Discovery at the Museum: “Secrets of Telling Secrets” (in person)|
|Sat, Nov 26||10:15 am||Math Discovery at the Museum: “Möbius Madness” (in person)|
|Sat, Nov 26||2:30 pm||Math Discovery at the Museum: “Shape Shifters” (in person)|
|Sat, Nov 26||4:00 pm||Math Discovery at the Museum: “Graphs of the Rainbow” (in person)|
|Tue, Nov 29||4:00 pm||Ask a Mathematician — Anything! with Tim Chartier (online)|
|Tue, Nov 29||7:00 pm||QED: Pitfalls for Parents (online)|
|Wed, Nov 30||12:00 pm||Minds on Math: “Geometry: the language of the human brain” (online)|
|Wed, Nov 30||2:00 pm||Senior Sessions: “Magic Squares” (online)|
|Wed, Nov 30||4:00 pm||MathPlay, for pre-K students (in person)|
|Wed, Nov 30||7:00 pm||Free Simplified! A lecture in honor of Peter Carr: “A Nobel Prize with elementary math” (in person/online)|
|Fri, Dec 2||4:30 pm||Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs (online)|
|Sun, Dec 4||2:00 pm||Bridge Basics 1 — seventh session of an eight-week course (online)|
|Mon, Dec 5||7:00 pm||Starring Math — discussion of the film AlphaGo, hosted by Tim Chartier (online)|
|Tue, Dec 6||4:00 pm||Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (for grades K–3) (online)|
|Wed, Dec 7||4:00 pm||MathPlay, for pre-K students (in person)|
|Wed, Dec 7||6:00 pm||Equilibrium, MoMath’s adult evening of mathematical games (in person)|
|Fri, Dec 9||4:30 pm||Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs (online)|
|Fri, Dec 9||6:30 pm||Free Family Fridays: “Festive fold: make a uniquely valuable star for the holidays” with Kathleen Sheridan (in person/online)|
|Sat, Dec 10||6:00 pm||MoMath turns 10: Join a big birthday celebration! (in person)|
|Sun, Dec 11||2:00 pm||Bridge Basics 1 — final session of an eight-week course (online)|
|Tue, Dec 13||4:00 pm||Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (for grades K–3) (online)|
|Wed, Dec 14||4:00 pm
|Free Math Encounters: “Mathemagical Themas: A Menagerie of Mathematics and Magic” featuring Matt Baker (in person/online)|
|Thu, Dec 15||4:00 pm||Meet a Mathematician featuring Edray Goins; hosted by Tim Chartier (online)|
|Thu, Dec 15||7:00 pm||QED: Pitfalls for Parents (online)|
|Fri, Dec 16||4:30 pm||Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs (online)|
|Sun, Dec 18||5:30 pm||Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Math Games with Bad Drawings by Ben Orlin (online)|
|Mon, Dec 19||4:00 pm||Ask a Mathematician — Anything! with Tim Chartier (online)|
|Tue, Dec 20||6:30 pm||Volumes, the MoMath book club: a discussion of Mathematics, Magic and Mystery by Martin Gardner (online)|
|Wed, Dec 21||3:30 pm||Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain (online)|
|Tue, Dec 27 to Thu, Dec 29||9:30 am
|MoMath Mini-Camps (in person)|
|Monday, January 30||9:30 am||Professional Development Day at MoMath (in person)|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.