This gallery of fun, hands-on activities uses real world, visual interpretations of math concepts to show that math is all around us, every day--and fun!

In this Exhibit

Scoops

Pretend you can have 2 scoops of ice cream and there are 4 flavors to choose from. How many choices do you have? Expore combinations and permutations with this fun, creative math problem.

a boy and girl place balls into a large-sized probability display
Probability Board

Send balls through a wall-sized probability board and generate a graph of stacked balls that shows the probability of different pathways. 

a mom and son work with a staff member to move a large suspended table that has an arm with a marker suspended over it, to make a drawing
Harmonograph

Set a 110-pound harmonograph table in motion and watch it swing in unique patterns. Capture the beautiful and complex motion of this compound pendulum on your own one-of-a-kind poster to take home. 

a young girl lines up Magna-Tiles on a light table
Magna-Tiles Light Table

Explore symmetry, angles, and space filling with colorful Magna-Tile geometric shapes on a glowing light table. Use these magnetic 2D translucent pieces to create 3D structures that glow.

two children stretch colorful rubber bands on a wall-sized pegboard, making patterns
Geoboard

Create triangles, squares, curves, patterns, intricate shapes, and even letters when you stretch colored rubber bands on a giant pegboard that wraps around the wall.

a young girl pours sand into a suspended funnel that swings over a table to make patters, while her mom looks on
Sand Pendulums

Create spiraling white sand patterns on grey slate when you swing funnels on pendulums. Compare the paths of the 1 and 2-point sand pendulums to one another and to the Harmonograph, a giant 4-point pendulum.

moms hold their children in front of mirrors while watching a dance video on a screen above
Math Dance

Dance along with Mickela Mallozi, the Emmy® Award-winning host of the PBS show Bare Feet, which explores traditional cultures around the world through dance. Move to the music along with Mickela and recreate the patterns and shapes in dance in this one-of-a-kind exhibit.

Anti-Gravity Mirror

Float above the floor, become a twin, and see yourself reflected in a whole new ways!

Sisyphus Kinetic Art Table

Watch mesmerizing lines and arcs form and reform in this kinetic art sculpture that rolls a ball through sand, forever creating and redesigning beautiful patterns.