There's a museum of math?! I was rather incredulous when I first heard of this lesser known New York museum, but then in a city that truly has something for everyone I am not sure how I could be surprised.
The Museum of Math is a fascinating museum for those intrigued by Math - and even for those less Math inclined (raising my hand). I recommend it for anyone ages 5 and up.
Located across the street from Madison Square Park and a few blocks from my beloved Flat Iron Building it is centrally located and easily accessible from the N Q R or W 23 Street Subway Station.
When you enter, you are greeted by this track for square bicycles. My kids found this endlessly entertaining. Truthfully so did I.
On the main floor there were also several areas with manipulates to explore how shapes work. I loved the open ended nature of these opportunities.
One of my favorite parts about the museum was the inventive uses of technology. This area above encouraged you to make patterns on the wall with a projector.
There was also an awesome gross motor number challenge that involved full body movement and technology. All of us ages 5-63 gave that one a try.
Our favorite nook was probably the pattern painting shown below.
These were all found on the first floor. You can head downstairs for more fun, but the ideas down there are more complicated and aimed at older children and adults. Our kids still had a lot of fun down there but needed more assistance and understood the concepts a little less.
This is one of the few museums that we have visited that had something for kids and teens and adults. We all found something that fascinated us.
A truly unique museum.
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