Monday, April 13, 2015

MoMath's Math Midway to Make D.C. Debut at First-Ever National Math Festival, April 18

From our friends at the National Museum of Mathematics...

National Museum of Mathematics' Math Midway Traveling Exhibition to Make Washington, DC Debut at First-Ever National Math Festival

North America's only math museum to bring innovative programming to nation's capital for first time

WHAT: The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), North America's only museum devoted to mathematics, is bringing the marvelous world of mathematics to Washington, DC. On Saturday, April 18, Math Midway, MoMath's traveling exhibition of interactive, carnival-like mathematical attractions, will make its DC debut at the National Math Festival, the country's first national festival dedicated to discovering the delight and power of mathematics.

Back from a five-year national tour that attracted over 1 million visitors, Math Midway will make its Washington, DC debut at the Smithsonian's Enid A. Haupt Garden with more than 20 hands-on, engaging math exhibits that helped launch MoMath in New York City. Visitors can ride the Square-Wheeled Tricycle, enjoy laser-based geometry exploration with the Ring of Fire, and play with algebraic gold doubloons along with Pirate X and Lady Y. They will also be able to participate in Spacellation, a giant geometric coat-hanger construction making its national debut, or tie themselves up in String Upon a Star.

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WHO: Cindy Lawrence, Executive Director, MoMath
Glen Whitney, President, MoMath

WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 10 AM - 4 PM

WHERE: Smithsonian's Enid A. Haupt Garden
Independence Avenue, SW and L'Enfant Plaza
Washington, DC 20560

About the National Museum of Mathematics:
The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) strives to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics in daily life. The only math museum in North America, MoMath fulfills an incredible demand for hands-on math programming, creating a space where those who are math-challenged-as well as math enthusiasts of all backgrounds and levels of understanding - can revel in their own personal realm of the infinite world of mathematics through more than 30 state-of-the-art interactive exhibits. MoMath has also been awarded the bronze 2013 MUSE Award for Education and Outreach by the American Alliance of Museums. MoMath is located at 11 E. 26th on the north side of popular Madison Square Park in Manhattan. The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 AM - 5 PM. For more information, visit