2019 Festival: National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)

MoMath joins National Math Festival

National Museum of MathematicsThe Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) is delighted to share some big news: the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) will return as a key partner of MSRI in organizing the 2019 National Math Festival!


The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) allows adults and children alike to experience the evolving, creative, aesthetic, and often surprising nature of mathematics. Located in the heart of Manhattan, the Museum is home to more than three dozen hands-on, engaging exhibits that showcase the fascinating world of mathematics. MoMath has also designed and implemented hundreds of innovative programs around the country including interactive presentations, math tournaments, camp programs, book discussions, movie nights, math tours, storytelling sessions, nights of comedy, mathematical concerts, and a wide variety of public outreach events.


MoMath At the 2019 Festival

Join the National Museum of Mathematics for a day of interactive fun! Slice shapes with lasers, explore giant mazes, crank up the math tunes, design a roller coaster, and more…. Enjoy these and other Math Midway classics plus experience the surprising shapes of math with Formula Morph, jump into an exciting race of mathematical and visual perception with TetraTruchet, and participate in a giant group construction of Shining Spirals, a reflective dynamic sculpture. In this Fibonacci-inspired design (based on the work of John Edmark), every piece is exactly the same shape as every other piece, but each consecutive piece is slightly different in size. Start with the tiniest piece and see how quickly the pieces grow as we use the golden angle to build the very same pattern found in sunflowers, pinecones, and roses. Don’t miss your chance to participate in building this kinetic sculpture and bring your camera — you won’t want to miss this beautiful mathematical photo op.

MoMath is also pleased to provide an opportunity for you to take home a little bit of MoMath: we’ll be setting up an outpost of Additions, the shop at MoMath, for all your festival gift needs.