Math Midway at Liberty Science Center

Mathematics illuminates patterns that abound in our lives, providing clarity and structure. Explore surprising aspects of math in the Math Midway, a fun-filled exhibition from the Museum of Mathematics. This traveling exhibition runs from now until January 22, 2010 and provides an interactive, hands-on tour of mathematical concepts, all in a colorful, carnival style.  Looking for things to do this upcoming holiday vacation? Take them to Liberty Science Center’s Math Midway.  It’s the perfect activity to engage the kids and keep their minds fresh!

Guests of all ages will delight in:

  • Riding on a square-wheeled tricycle to discover why the ride is so smooth.
  • Playing the Wheel of Chance – Pick three cards – which one is most likely to come up when you spin the wheel? Keep spinning until you’ve got a winner!
  • Experimenting with the Ring of Fire, using a laser beam to find hidden shapes within shapes.
  • Marveling at mind-bending mirrors.
  • Creating a giant pattern or “tessellation,” of monkeys in a puzzle-like pattern.
  • Getting into the swing of harmonics with the Mysterious Harmonograph, which creates beautiful swirling patterns on paper.
  • And more!

Debuting at the 2009 World Science Festival Street Fair in New York City, the Math Midway has since delighted families and school groups throughout the country. It makes math fun for all ages!  From babies playing with the building blocks to adults riding the square wheeled tricycle.  The Math Midway is free with paid admission or membership to Liberty Science Center.

The Museum of Mathematics will have its grand opening in 2012 at 11 East 26th Street in Manhattan. Its mission is to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics. Dynamic exhibits and programs will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity and reveal the wonders of mathematics. Through these activities, a broad and diverse audience will understand the evolving, creative, human and aesthetic nature of mathematics. For more information about the ongoing development of America’s only Museum of Mathematics, or to join our effort, visit new Math Midway exhibit at Liberty Science Center explores surprising aspects of math, a fun-filled exhibition from the Museum of Mathematics.Experience Ride the Square-Wheeled Tricycle; Spin the Universal Wheel of Chance; Dare to challenge the Ring of Fire; Look at the Mind-bending Mirror!

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{ disclosure: photographs provided by Liberty Science Center }