Catalin Parascan

Social entrepreneur. Engagement consultant.

MoMath – NYC’s new Museum of Mathematics

The National Museum of Mathematics is located in Manhattan at 11 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010. After December 16th, the Museum will be open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 7 days a week. For information regarding Opening Weekend, please visit tickets.momath.org.

Video highlights from the grand opening of NYC’s new Museum of Mathematics.

Mission

Mathematics illuminates the patterns that abound in our world. The National Museum of Mathematics strives to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics. Its dynamic exhibits and programs will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. The museum’s activities will lead a broad and diverse audience to understand the evolving, creative, human, and aesthetic nature of mathematics.

Brief history

The National Museum of Mathematics began in response to the closing of a small museum of mathematics on Long Island, the Goudreau Museum. A group of interested parties (the “Working Group”) met in August 2008 to explore the creation of a new museum of mathematics — one that would go well beyond the Goudreau in both its scope and methodology. Led by Glen Whitney, the group quickly discovered that there was no museum of mathematics in the United States, and yet there was incredible demand for hands-on math programming.

Accomplishments to date include creating the popular Math Midway exhibition, which is currently touring museums throughout the United States; leading math tours in various U.S. cities; the Math Encounters presentation series; delivering programs for students, teachers, and the public to increase appreciation of mathematics; and raising over $22 million to date.

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This entry was posted on December 19, 2012 by in Creativity.
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