Nerds, rejoice. New York City’s Museum of Math opened its doors this weekend to open minds about math. MoMath, as it’s called, is the first museum of its kind in the United States. But it feels more like a sophisticated playground than an educational institution—Chuck E. Cheese’s for the college-bound. The two-story, 19,000 square foot building houses 30 exhibits that are at once beautiful, engaging and based on numbers—a data visualizer’s dream.
The exhibits represent mathematics broadly, including such varied concepts as geometry, music and puzzles. Many of the pieces are bright and alluring, screaming out for interaction.
The “Wall of Fire” provokes museum-goers to walk through a sheet of fanned-out lasers and to test how different shapes are bisected by the light. “Hyper Hyperboloid” encourages people sitting within its base to explore the nature of three-dimensional curves.
Glowing bulbs send out different pitches in “Harmony of the Spheres,” presumably to teach kids about... keep reading