MathAlive!presented by Raytheon, is designed to inspire, to spark the imagination, to reveal not only math at work, but the endless possibilities of math. Designed for families and students the exhibition brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics, and more – and creates interactive and immersive experiences that bring to life the math at work in each, whether in design, application or use.
In this 5,000 square foot exhibition, you’ll ride a snowboard in a 3D experience, program the robotic arm from the cupola of the International Space Station, design (and play) your own video game, capture your 360-degree image in a unique interactive, even design a custom skateboard for “pop” – the quick, snapping motion that allows a board to do the best tricks. Through nearly 40 unique, interactive experiences, the exhibit takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science. You’ll explore and operate simulations of NASA’s latest robotics, including the Robonaut 2 and the Curiosity Mars Rover. You’ll test your engineering and city-planning skills, designing a skyscraper and taking on different engineering roles as they design a more sustainable infrastructure for a city.
Visitors are accompanied by fun and quirky virtual guides and along the way you’ll meet and hear professionals, visionaries and inspiring personalities talk about math in their work across fields kids are most interested in exploring.
Open until 5 January 2015