December 9, 2013
Museum of Math Opens to Raves and Crowds
The only Museum of Mathematics in the United States opened in Nomad on December 15th, 2012. In the first four months of operation in 2013, MoMath had 60,000 visitors, New York magazine named it the best museum for kids in the City, and Bloomberg named it NYC’s coolest new museum.
The museum’s goal is to “stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity and reveal the wonders of Math.” Using 30-plus interactive play stations in its spacious 19,000 sq. ft. space, MoMath shows how mathematics illuminates the patterns and structures all around us. The play stations let kids explore math in diverse fun ways. The Business Insider reporter seemed to have a good time too as he gave examples of the ingenious exhibits such as the “Traveling Salesman” digital floor that lights the shortest distance between two people, The “Voronoi Cell” exhibit that colorfully shows that portion of territory closer to you than anyone else, and a two-story computer.
If you haven’t visited yet, put this on your bucket list for 2014, we had a great time there (and we’re a bit older than ten).