National Museum of Mathematics

National Museum of Mathematics

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
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Neighborhood: Madison Square
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  • 23rd St • 3 min walk
  • 28th St • 4 min walk
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,785 contributions
Feb 2022
I finally got to visit the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City. While it was a pricey endeavor with a few of the exhibits out of order, I found it a learning experience.

First this museum is an interactive museum geared to young kids and their families so if you are looking for the history of math or its more scientific approach, you will be disappointed. The hands-on displays help explain the intricate explanations of math and how three-dimensional exhibitions get you involved with solving them.

What I liked too as an adult is that they gave the history and development of math and it problems by experts, researchers and professors of the field and their contributions to it. This is what I found fascinating.

I liked the Human Hands exhibit with its movements and the way it displayed the participant on the screen. I also liked the Tessellation Station where you can construct your own displays. I liked then learning about the theory of Tessellation from the experts and how it all plays out in the exhibition.

Most of the displays are geared towards kids and those displays can take a lot of abuse but I think that is the fun of it all. They need to make these displays a bit more durable for the kids who like to have fun.

As a single adult, it is fun to experience once but unless you have small children, I would suggest another more adult friendly museum. This is a great one though for small kids.
Written February 6, 2022
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Ashely Fang
New York City, NY201 contributions
Sep 2021
A great museum to put real life visualizations to classic math and physics problems. It's much more suited to children, but it's fun to go regardless. It's an absolute must-visit for those who love math and physics. For artists, there's also beautiful artistic renditions of mathematical equation interpretations.
Written August 15, 2022
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bid421
Ozone Park, NY251 contributions
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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Keedam A
1 contribution
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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Taylor
Agra, India23 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
I was very excited about visiting and thought I would be able to take ideas back to class . There was more staff than visitors/ masks still compulsory not optional/ lots of bits didn’t work. All for $26 which just seemed too much even $16 would have been a lot. Just feel a bit let down. But the door handle was cool!
Written October 26, 2022
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PollyD
Devon, UK351 contributions
Jun 2022
We had hoped to visit here yesterday as it had been recommended to us. Sadly they are only letting children in who have proof of 2 vaccines - this excludes virtually (if not all) UK children. We did not have proof as our children have only had 1 vaccine. We were therefore not allowed in.

This was disappointing as we were able to go into every other Museum and building on our stay in New York. I have no idea why this particular Museum have this rule as it is not necessary, in my opinion.
Written June 2, 2022
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Rachel548
Farmington Hills, MI488 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We had a fun few hours here. Although I after with others that signs and explanations could be a bit better, there were plenty of friendly and willing staff when we went to help guide a process or explain things. My boys (9 & 11) really enjoyed it how hands-on everything was.
Written September 24, 2022
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Diz8i8
70 contributions
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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SoFlaFam
Fort Lauderdale, FL98 contributions
May 2022
This deceptively small museum occupied our family of five for hours. This was our second time visiting Mo Math...had to go back for more. The staff are super smart and helpful. Some of the exhibits are out of order and all are very old, hence the 4/5 stars
Written May 31, 2022
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GeorgieW
Bielefeld, Germany26 contributions
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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