Reinforce your child’s love of learning by visiting a museum where you can touch EVERYTHING! As someone who struggled with math as a child, I wish I had access to a place like this growing up! This breaks down the textbook quality of math and is a completely hands-on space. I felt like a little kid running around and asking questions at each kiosk. They take concepts and apply them to games, model-building stations, and digital, video-game experiences. My favorite part was watching my body move and become a fractal projected on a wall! How could you not love it here?
Art Teacher’s Tip: There are so many opportunities to build and create structures using strategic, yet artistic thinking. One project that is always a favorite is building with paper. Children are fascinated with how a 2-d, flat surface can become 3-dimensional. Try it out! All you need is tape, scissors, and some heavyweight paper.
Museum of Mathematics, Flatiron District, Manhattan
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010