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Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)

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

Published 06/26/2015

Fodor's Review

There's no exact formula to get kids excited about math, but the sleek, two-floor Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)—the only cultural institution devoted to math in all of North America—comes close to finding the perfect fun-to-math ratio. Kids can ride square-wheel trikes, create human fractal trees, build virtual 3-D geometric shapes (which can be printed out on a 3-D printer for a fee), use lasers to explore cross-sections of objects, solve dozens of puzzles, and generally bend their minds while they unknowingly multiply brain cells (sshh!). MoMath's newest exhibition, Robot Swarm, allows kids to explore swarm robotics and interact with two-dozen small (Roomba-like), glowing robots, using simple math rules. Exhibits are best suited to kids ages six and up but preschoolers can 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. Save $1 by ordering tickets in advance online.

Sight Information

Address:

11 E. 26th St., between 5th and Madison aves., New York, New York, 10010, USA

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Phone:

212-542–0566

Website: www.momath.org

Sight Details:

  • $16
  • Daily 10–5

Published 06/26/2015

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