Pi Day: Where and How to Celebrate Einstein’s Birthday

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Pi Day logoWhat was Albert Einstein’s favorite dessert? Why Pi, naturally. No matter how you slice it, the sum of Pi Day is fun.

March 13 (or 3.14), the worlds of science and silliness come together to celebrate Pi (Greek letter “p”).  This annual event is a great excuse to get your family engaged in the infinite fun found in the exploration of science and mathematics.

Also factoring into the 25th annual celebration of Pi Day is the fact that this year marks what would have been Albert Einstein’s 134th birthday. Talk about a teachable moment! Many science centers, museums, university campuses and schools will be multiplying the fun of Pi Day with special events.

The Exploratorium (San Francisco, CA)  home to Pi Day founding Physicist Larry Shaw, celebrates with an outdoor extravaganza that includes a parade and…you guessed it.. PIE!

Princeton’s Pi Day  (Princeton, NJ) sums up fun with a Brain Teaser Hour, pie eating contest and dramatic arts productions. Local merchants even join in by offering “Pi deals”.

Hanging in the home of Traveling Mom Founder and CEO, Kim Orlando, this image of Einstien was painted in four and a half minutes by Rob SuretteThe Perot Museum of Nature and Science (Dallas, TX) is the newest science hotspot in Dallas (reviewed here by Texas Traveling Mom)

At The Maryland Science Center (Baltimore, MD) multiple activities are available for visitors, including creating Pi necklaces, adding to the numerical Pi chain throughout the Maryland Science Center, and showing off mathematical memory in the Pi recitation contest.

These are only a fraction of the ways your family can celebrate both Einstein’s birthday and Pi Day. Serve up some Pi at home with a visit to Einstein for Kids, online.

No matter how you slice it, Pi Day is the perfect equation for FUN!

 


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