New York city has hundreds of museums and cultural institutions, many are internationally know, and others I am just learning about. You can find a museum in almost any subject or age range to keep you entertained for years, art, history, science, military, sex, math, religious are just a few of the many subject matters. Many museums can be visited over and over again and still new things can be found and discovered.
This past week we visited The Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) for the first and second time (H insisted we go back). MoMath strives to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics. Its dynamic exhibits and programs are there to stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. H is just three so he is a bit young for the intended target age of 5 years old and up, but he loved it, and the museum kept him easily entertained for almost two hours. Plus he is learning new words and concepts just by attending and over time these concepts of mathematics will continue to grow.
Yes, the price is a bit high, $16 for adults, and $10 for kids, a handful of the exhibits did not work, and if a large group is there it can be crowded. However, we ended up getting a season pass so if we go 4 or more times it pays for itself (we have already been twice in one week, so this should not be an issue). The facility is clean, the workers were nice and helpful, they had coat and stroller check, and the size was very manageable for a nice hour or so activity.
Here are photos form H’s favorite MoMath exhibits:
The Museum of Mathematics is located in the Flatiron District of New York City, just north of Madison Square Park, at 11 East 26th Street. If you purchase tickets on-line they are $1 discounted from buying them on-site.