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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Celebrate the Pi Day of the Century at MoMath!

March 14, 2015 is approaching, which means one thing… It’s almost time to celebrate 3/14/15, the Pi Day of the Century! Want to learn more about the origins of pi and why this Pi Day is so special?

Don’t miss any of MoMath’s Pi Day events on Saturday, March 14!

Get ready for a mathematical morning!  Join MoMath at 9 am in Madison Square Park; we’ll count ourselves to figure out what pi means, and then count down together to 9:26 am 

Then, MoMath will open 30 minutes for a day full of special pi-related activities!  Go on a scavenger hunt through the exhibits, try out circular tic-tac-toe and pi puzzles, make pi personal by finding a unique number sequence in its infinite digits, estimate pi using candy, and more.

Plus, be there when we announce the winners of the 2015 Pi Day competition and read out their submissions.  Who will have the best pi-related song, limerick, or pi-ku (a three-lined poem with lines of 3, 14, and 15 syllables)?

After the day is done, get ready to count down to 9:26 pm — and light up Madison Square Park — in an exciting MathHappening event!  Use glowing light sticks to discover the beautiful recurrence of pi among circles of all sizes, and end the evening with free hot chocolate and pi from SD26 and Strong Place. 
See more and register for this event at 

Additional resources

What is Pi Day? - Why is 3-14-15 so special? (PDF) 
Pi Day (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) 

About The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)

(MoMath) strives to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics in daily life. The only math museum in North America, MoMath fulfills an incredible demand for hands-on math programming, creating a space where those who are math-challenged-as well as math enthusiasts of all backgrounds and levels of understanding- can revel in their own personal realm of the infinite world of mathematics through more than 30 state-of-the-art interactive exhibits. MoMath was awarded the bronze 2013 MUSE Award for Education and Outreach by the American Alliance of Museums. MoMath is located at 11 E. 26th on the north side of popular Madison Square Park in Manhattan. The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit

Source: The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)