Explore The National Museum of Mathematics In New York City
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Calling all math geeks – this one’s for you.
If you’re planning a trip to New York City but want to do something different from the usual tourist traps, then be sure to add The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) to your bucket list.
At the Museum, you can explore various hands-on exhibits designed to teach mathematical concepts in a fun and interactive way. The best part is, you don’t need to be a math whiz to enjoy it.
Here is our fun guide on everything you need to know about visiting MoMath including opening hours, what exhibits to see and ticket information.
What exhibits are there to see at MoMath?
One of the most popular exhibits at the museum is the Square-Wheeled Tricycle. This exhibit lets you experience what it’s like to ride a bicycle with square wheels – and trust us, the ride is much smoother than you’d expect.
You can also race against the clock on the Hyper Hyperboloid, an exhibit that uses a spinning disc to create the illusion of riding on a never-ending roller coaster or visit the Tesselations Station where you can explore the concept of tessellations.
MoMath also hosts regular events that are designed to stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. You can see what events are coming up here.
Where is the National Museum of Mathematics?
The National Museum of Mathematics is located in the heart of Manhattan in the famous Flatiron District. Its address is 11 East 26th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues, across from Madison Square Park in the NoMad neighborhood. This central location makes it perfect for those visiting the city who want to add a little bit of math learning to their trip.
MoMath is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, seven days a week. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and after 2:30 pm on the first or second Wednesday of each month.
How much is the entry?
If you plan on visiting MoMath, we recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance via their website. This is because online admission tickets are less expensive than buying in person – there is also only a limited number of tickets available to purchase on the day.
Here are the prices for advance purchase admission:
- Adults – $25.00
- Children (aged between 2 and 12 years old) – $20.00
- Students (Student ID required) – $20.00
- Seniors (60+ years old; ID required) – $20.00
- Members (unlimited visits) – Free
Free admission for children under 2 years old. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
How far is the National Museum of Mathematics from Freehand New York?
If you’re staying with us at Freehand New York during your NYC trip, then you’ll be happy to hear that MoMath is only an 8-minute walk away. A cab journey is even quicker; hail one and it’ll take you less than 5 minutes (traffic depending) to reach the museum.