The National Museum of Mathematics or MoMath is a museum dedicated to mathematics in Manhattan, New York City.For travelers who use our international travel planner, New York City holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the National Museum of Mathematics and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
It opened on December 15, 2012. It is located at 11 East 26th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues, across from Madison Square Park in the NoMad neighborhood. It is the only museum dedicated to mathematics in North America, and features over thirty interactive exhibits. The mission of the museum is to "enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics". The museum is known for a special tricycle with square wheels, which operates smoothly on a catenary surface.
National Museum of Mathematics Reviews
This museum seemed like a lot of fun. It has 2 floors of exhibits. Unfortunately, MANY of the exhibits were broken. I think if they had all been working we could have spent 2-3 hours there. On the... more »
I took my children here ages 14, 11 and 10 over winter break. They all enjoyed it. They enjoyed that it was interactive and that they could touch and place with everything.. They took turns trying... more »
I took my sisters who were visiting from FL here. At first glance, it really doesn't seem like much. There's a lot of mathematics-driven activities that are pretty cool. I enjoyed seeing my sisters give the square-wheeled tricycles a whirl. The hands-on digital mural painting was a lot of fun as well. The greatest surprise is that there is the BASEMENT level that hides the really good stuff. There's a motion-sensor maze on the floor that you try to get blocks to their designated color slots. There's a ton of mind teaser puzzles to really give your noggin a work out. The wall of magnets is really fun too! It has magnet pieces that fit together regardless of the color. It's just a really cool place. I'm not a big math person and while I didn't take in all the mathematics behind the fun. I can definitely appreciate it.
The museum is pretty fun with interactive exhibits, some of which require critical thinking which is nice. You definitely won't see some of this stuff anywhere else. It's a great place to go have some fun and get out of the heat (or cold). Recommend coming here if you live nearby! If you're a tourist, it'll still be a good experience to come if time allows.
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