A Visit to MOMATH

Posted on May 13, 2014 – 08:28pm by Anonymous

I am excited to share that I finally made my way to the Museum of Mathematics (MOMATH) and it was totally worth it!

I often get to spend time with my niece and nephews (ages 2, 4 and 6) on the weekends to give my brother and his wife some much needed respite. Well that’s what I tell them…but the truth is that you can go to a lot of cool places if you have a kid with you! This is how we ended up at the MOMATH this past weekend.

It’s often hard to find educational activities that you can do together as a family. There are always shows and play spaces where you can spend time, but seldom do you get a chance to truly learn together. So what goes on in MOMATH exactly?

On the ground floor you can find the Square Wheeled Trike. A bicycle that literally has square wheels… who would’ve thought this was possible? What is the science behind such a contraption? How come you can only go in circles? You’ll have to go visit to find out for yourself.

The first floor, however, was my personal favorite part of the museum. On this floor you could visit “The Math Square” which had different games, like solving a maze by following a specific pattern. There was a “Human Tree” section which was impossible not to love. You see multiple copies of yourself in a fractal tree! Feel free to dance and wave your hands in the air to see what it does! One last station worthy of mentioning is the “Tessellation Station.” Here you can make cool patterns and designs using all sorts of shapes, including monkeys and even dinosaurs!

If you’re ready to call it a day, you can end the adventure at Madison Square Park, located just outside the museum. The kids can play in the playground, or you can always grab a Shake Shack burger while you discuss the architecture of the Flatiron Building, which is in plain sight straight ahead. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Check out some cool pictures I took below… -Raquel R. Program Coordinator, Launch Learning K-8

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