Address

11 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010

Phone Number

(212) 542 - 0566

Date Visited

06/17/2016

Website

Link to Website

Museum of Mathematics

Description

The Museum of Mathematics is located at 11 East 26th Street, NY, NY.Parking must be found either in a nearby garage or on the street (if you are very lucky!) Street-level, double doors lead to a vestibule and another set of double doors. There are chairs near the entrance.

The museum is two levels, with an elevator or steps to the lower level. Floors are smooth. It is easy to navigate around and between activities. There are few places to sit in exhibition areas.

Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms, with baby-changing stations, are located on both levels.

There is a gift shop. There are no food services.

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  *
    Location of handicapped entrance:  main entrance
    Doors:  double doors, vestibule and another set of double doors.
    Number of floors:  2
    Elevators:  1
    Ramps:  no
    Steps and staircases:  to lower level
    Width of aisles:  spacious
    Places to sit:  chairs near entrance
    Location of restrooms:  both levels
    Type of restroom:  Mlti-stall, handicapped-accessible
    Ease of entry and exit:  OK
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Available food services:  none
    Friendliness of staff:  very pleasant
    Notes:  * Parking must be found at one of the nearby garages or, on the street if you are very lucky.

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Directly across the street from Madison Square Park is the Museum of Math, a two level interactive space that “…engages  folks from 105 to 5 years old (and sometimes younger), but with a special emphasis on activities for 4{SUP()}th{SUP} through 8{SUP()}th{SUP} graders… the Museum’s activities lead a broad and diverse audience to understand the evolving, creative, human and aesthetic nature of mathematics.” (website)


Because of its location in the heart of Manhattan one would not expect to find a parking garage and indeed, there is none. Street parking in this neighborhood is practically non-existent.  Parking must be found at a nearby garage.


I entered the street level, double doors, vestibule and another set of double doors to the admissions area. To the right of the entrance I found a row of chairs. Unlike most museums, there is no admissions desk.  Entrance fees are paid at computer kiosks, which were quite easy, even for someone like me, to use.


As I walked deeper into the museum I saw a class (it was a school day) clearly enjoying themselves with the interactive exhibits. Although aimed at kids, for those of us who are mathematically challenged, there is much to do and learn.  Enough space between and around each exhibit area makes it easy to navigate. 


An elevator took me to the lower level where I found more interesting exhibits and more kids having a good time, perhaps without even knowing that they were learning.


Although there do  not seem to be any chairs just for resting (except for the ones near the entrance) there are some chairs within several of the exhibits, where one might be able to sit for a bit if it isn’t too busy.


Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms are located on both the main floor and lower level.  Each is equipped with a baby-changing station.


I could not leave without a visit to the “cool,” museum shop. Everything is math oriented. I had to stop myself from purchasing anything because I had a lot of walking yet to do.


I can’t wait to take my granddaughter to this very interesting and worthwhile venue!


As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, http://www.momath.org when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



Location


Nearby

Madison Square ParkEataly