Around the U.S.

Intrigued by the National Math Festival, but unable to travel to Washington, D.C.? Play along in your hometown by visiting one of dozens of museums around the U.S.that will be offering Zometool Bubble Station demos on Saturday, May 4th!

Information about participating museums will be released in early 2019.

Explore Math at a Zometool Bubble Station

Zometool is a construction set that allow players to build beautiful and fascinating models from simple to profound. In fact, NASA has used Zometool for AIDS virus research in space and for a space station project! And the bubbles? Why, they’re soap bubbles, of course – but with a geometric twist.

Can you imagine using a bubble wand and dish soap to make a square bubble? How about a cubic, spiral, saddle-shaped, wormhole, or parabolic-shaped bubble? With the Zometool Bubble Stations, everyone from young kids to grown-up mathematicians will find delight in exploring how the principle of “minimal surfaces” makes possible not just the round soap bubbles we all know from our childhoods, but—with differently shaped Zometool “bubble frames”—geometric soap bubbles of many surprising forms.


ASTC Members: Host a National Math Festival Event on Saturday, May 4, 2019

Museums that are members of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) are invited to celebrate the 2019 National Math Festival by hosting Zometool Bubble Station demos and other mathy activities at their institutions on Saturday, May 4, 2019!

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More information for ASTC about hosting a Zometool Bubble Station will be available in late 2019. Questions? Contact mathfestival@msri.org.

          

For a look at past museum events, see the 2017 Festival museum listing and 2015 Festival events.

Celebrate math wherever you are!

Join us online—all year round! While you’re waiting for the next National Math Festival, you can explore More Math! activities, with a curated collection of games, magic tricks, logic puzzles, videos, books, and more. We add new content each month, and there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy!

For more ways to get involved with the National Math Festival anywhere in the U.S., you can share your math pictures and stories on social media by tagging @natmathfestival on Twitter.

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