On Sunday, 2/22, a few members of the Math Team and I had a fantastic day visiting the Museum of Math in Manhattan!
We left Williston at 7am and headed south for New Haven where we caught a train at Union Station that took is straight in to Grand Central. We got a quick bite to eat in Grand Central before walking about a mile south to the Museum of Math!
The greatest surprise of the day was how wonderful the weather turned out! Our walk to the Museum of Math was full of sun and the hum of NYC!
Inside the Museum of Math we found two floors filled with a myriad of interactive stations! We immediately had a round on the bike with square wheels…
…and then moved over to the “Position, Velocity, and Acceleration” station!
Downstairs we had a fantastic time on the “Right Turn Maze”…
…and the fractal dancing projection booth!
After a solid two hours exploring all of the stations, we went back out into the city and walked north west through Times Square!
We then caught the subway to American Museum of Natural History where we saw the “Dark Universe” IMAX show at the Hayden Planetarium! Amazing show, especially with the narration by Neil deGrasse Tyson!
Back outside in the sun, we walked a diagonal across Central Park, to the southwest corner of the park, past the skating rink and many great views of the city.
We then walked south down 5th avenue, checking out the shops and making a pass by the Rockefeller skating rink.
We then wrapped up our time in the city with a very tasty Japanese dinner, before hoping back on a train at Grand Central bound for New Haven.
We made it back to campus around 9:45pm, excited by all that we had seen and done during the day. We can’t wait to return next year!