National Museum of Mathematics

National Museum of Mathematics, New York City: Hours, Address, National Museum of Mathematics Reviews: 4/5

National Museum of Mathematics

National Museum of Mathematics
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Tours and Tickets

The area
Address
Neighborhood: Madison Square
How to get there
  • 23rd St • 3 min walk
  • 28th St • 4 min walk
Popular mentions

4.0
371 reviews
Excellent
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Average
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Keedam A
1 contribution
Inspired by Recent Bad Review
Jul 2021
Seeing Mike W's recent experience, I decided to also voice my dissatisfaction with the customer service and staff. We were also greeted by Sarah and she was vehemently cold and rude as we were searching for our tickets. The place wasn't crowded, but I guess many groups decided to come in at the same time. We felt Sarah's tone was very condescending as she replied only with pre-fab company responses. It was like we were talking to an automated phone system. The place was not very warm and we felt they were only in it for the money.
Written August 31, 2021
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Mike W
New Orleans, LA33 contributions
Good museum with unpleasant entry experience
Aug 2021
The museum is well done. The staff on the floor were young people who could well explain the various exhibits. And the exhibits themselves were well done.

However, we had a miserable entry experience. Sook (supervisor) and Sarah (staff) required our covid vaccination status for early entry. As a practicing physician (and I showed my ID to them), I am a forceful advocate. The need for this status presentation was NOT on the website; our grandson had his status only available as a photo of his vaccine card. They insisted on the actual card, as it "would be less likely to be fake." Are you kidding me? A piece of paper signed in ink with nothing more can be faked, either on paper or image. Only a direct download from a health agency is better.

This left a bad taste in our mouth, and we had to return 90 minutes later when this requirement was no longer necessary. Hence the lessened experience review.
Had this been prominently displayed on the website, there would have been no problem. It's understandable the need to protect vulnerable individuals (again, I am a practicing physician).
Written August 5, 2021
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Diz8i8
69 contributions
Too many broken exhibits
Mar 2020
This museum seemed like a lot of fun. It has 2 floors of exhibits. Unfortunately, MANY of the exhibits were broken. I think if they had all been working we could have spent 2-3 hours there.
On the exhibits that were working, our preteen-ager had fun and so did we. I'd say it's best for ages 8+ with an interest in math.
Written March 9, 2020
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bid421
Ozone Park, NY231 contributions
Fun but small
Dec 2019
I took my children here ages 14, 11 and 10 over winter break. They all enjoyed it. They enjoyed that it was interactive and that they could touch and place with everything.. They took turns trying every single exhibit. My older one became bored quickly --not enough to keep her busy. I think it is more geared to the 10 and under crowd. This is good for about 90-120 minutes, not much more than that as it is small. We went early to avoid the crowds as it was a school break. Glad we did because when were leaving it was really starting to get crowded which is not enjoyable because you need to wait around to try the exhibits.
I would recommend for anyone with children 10 and under.
Written January 20, 2020
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,874 contributions
Kids place
Jan 2020 • Solo
You would need to enjoy math to even consider going to this museum. Not my thing. It’s got books and interactive activities .
Written January 9, 2020
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GeorgieW
Bielefeld, Germany25 contributions
Fun, but definitely for kids
Jan 2020 • Family
I brought a 13 year old here who loves math, she had a lot of fun but I think that’s probably the high end of the age range. Good interactive exhibits, although they could have been explained better. Not a bad place to spend a few hours (pricey for what they offer, though).
Written January 4, 2020
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Petjuci1
Durham, England, United Kingdom72 contributions
Fun, fun, fun
Nov 2019
I love places like this! And what I loved even more at this place was how busy it was with children. It was great to see the kids enjoying themselves and their parents making an effort to take them somewhere else than the cinema.
Written December 15, 2019
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Anita B
4 contributions
ATCS Passport Participant!
Aug 2019
This museum was an ATCS Passport participant, at least they were in August. So we could use our membership to our local science center to enter the museum for free. Since my kids were only 6 and 3, I wasn't sure the museum would interest them. But it was a big hit. My daughter could have done the polynomial painting for hours, and my son really enjoyed the puzzles in the lower level and driving the race cars on the main level.
Written November 14, 2019
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Florence L
Sevres, France1,516 contributions
Fun
Oct 2019 • Couples
When it rains it’s fun to spend 1 or 2 hours in that museum
Many things to do even for grownups on 2 levels
Written October 27, 2019
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Charley44
Rockville, MD365 contributions
Mandatory for math and future math wizards
Jul 2019 • Family
Many of are kids and grandkids are math lovers. We let the wizards go to various rooms at their own speed while I played building things. Our teen aged granddaughter was thoroughly engaged and reluctant to leave. Her father, now a college professor, was equally intrigued by different exhibits. My (CPA) wife enjoyed still other parts. I enjoyed the staff explaining the math concepts behind the exhibit.

This was our 3rd trip, each with different sets of grandkids. We will return with others.
Written July 24, 2019
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