Mathematica at New York Hall of Science

Posted May 29, 2014

Mathematics has been called the “Queen of the Sciences” for its intrinsic beauty and because it has mothered a host of other sciences and disciplines.

Designed for IBM in 1961 by world-renowned designers Charles and Ray Eames, Mathematica is the first interactive exhibition devoted to math. It displays the range of mathematics, and uses a time-tested collection of exhibits to share the excitement that mathematicians find in pursuing their science. Through a combination of hands-on activities and dynamic models, visitors are invited to explore how math has impacted so many facets of our contemporary world, from the devices we carry in our hands to the changes in social sciences, art, music, and architecture.

Exhibition includes:

Celestial Mechanics
History Wall
Mathematics Image Wall
Mathematical Model Case
Minimal Surfaces
Mobius Band
Multiplication Machine
Projective Geometry


Exhibition Details

Mathematica: A World of Numbers . . . and Beyond
New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street
Corona, NY 11368
On permanent display.

Check out these Educator Guides, and learn more about the history of the exhibition hereMathematica is also on permanent display in Boston and Michigan.

Enjoy a video of Mathematica at the New York Hall of Science.