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Museum of Mathematics

  • 11 E. 26th St. Map It
  • Flatiron District

Updated 02/24/2014

Fodor's Review

There's no exact formula to get kids excited about math, but the sleek, new two-floor Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)—the only cultural institution devoted to math in all of North America—comes close to finding the perfect ratio of fun-to-math. Kids can ride square-wheeled trikes, create human fractal trees, build virtual 3-D geometric shapes (which can be printed out on a 3-D printer), use lasers to explore cross-sections of objects, solve dozens of puzzles, and just

generally bend their minds while they unknowingly multiply brain cells (sshh!). Kids will need closed-toed shoes for the Square-Wheeled Trikes. Exhibits are best suited to kids ages 6 and up but preschoolers will still enjoy many of the interactive exhibits, like the Math Square—a light-up floor programmed with math games, simulations, and patterns. The museum closes at 2:30 pm the first Wednesday of every month.

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Sight Information

Address:

11 E. 26th St., between 5th and Madison, New York, New York, 10010, United States

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Phone:

212-542–0566

Website: www.momath.org

Sight Details:

  • $15
  • Daily 10–5

Updated 02/24/2014

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