Seniors Work Out Their Minds with Math at MoMath

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National Museum Of Mathematics (MoMath) Launches "Significant Figures" New Math Series For Seniors Designed to Keep The Mind Active and Alert

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“By expanding our programs with engaging math content directed at seniors, we can help keep their minds agile, sharp, and fresh, building upon our mission to make math exciting, fun, and accessible to young and old alike"-Cindy Lawrence

Free Admission for Grandparents who Bring a Grandchild Along

In Celebration of National Grandparents Day During The Weekend of Saturday, September 10th & Sunday, September 11th

The National Museum of Mathematics, (MoMath), the only museum in North America dedicated to math, has announced a new initiative to bring math – and all its wonders – to older adults. First, MoMath celebrates the special relationship of grandparent to grandchild in recognition of Grandparents’ Weekend – Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11th. During this special weekend, any grandparent who brings a grandchild to the Museum is welcome to attend the Museum free of charge; each grandparent can bring up to two grandchildren free of charge.

Visitors to the museum during Grandparent Weekend are also welcome to attend a sneak preview of Significant Figures – a new series designed to engage the mind with creative and entertaining mathematical activities. Led by MoMath’s education staff, this unique weekend session is aimed at seniors and can be enjoyed together with grandchildren. Sessions will be held at 11:30 am and 2 pm on both Saturday and Sunday; advance registration is required; $8/person session fee. Space is limited. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please visit grandparents.momath.org.

Grandparents Weekend is followed by the debut of Significant Figures, a series of weekly educator-led workshops offered to seniors on Wednesday afternoons from September 2016 through December 2016. Significant Figures will include different puzzle activities, word play, and state-of-the art interactive exhibits to stimulate brains, minds, and in some cases, even the bodies of older adults. Workshops are held from 3:45 to 4:45 pm each Wednesday. On the first Wednesday of each month, full-session registrants are invited to enjoy reserved priority seating for the series, Math Encounters with a special opportunity to meet the presenter just before the program begins.

Kicking off Significant Figures on Wednesday, September 14 at 3:45 pm will be special guest, Will Shortz, New York Times crossword puzzle editor. For more information, see significantfigures.momath.org.

“Since the launch of the Museum almost four years ago, we have been thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response we’ve received from students, teachers, kids, and families.” stated Cindy Lawrence, Executive Director and CEO of MoMath. “By expanding our programs with engaging math content directed at seniors, we can help keep their minds agile, sharp, and fresh, building upon our mission to make math exciting, fun, and accessible to young and old alike. Each week we will present new and innovative ways for the older adult population to not only experience the wonders of math, but to also take part in mental health exercises for their brains.”

About the National Museum of Mathematics
The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) strives to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics in daily life. Since it opened in December 2012, more than 500,000 New Yorkers and visitors from around the world have come to the Museum. Another 500,000 have experienced MoMath exhibitions and content in seven countries, including the United States, Singapore, Brazil, Germany, Russia, Spain, and Sweden.

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 37 state-of-the-art interactive exhibits. MoMath was awarded the bronze 2013 MUSE Award for Education and Outreach by the American Alliance of Museums.

Location:
MoMath is located at 11 E. 26th on the north side of popular Madison Square Park in Manhattan.

Hours:
Open seven days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit momath.org.

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