Flip It, Fold It, Figure It Out

Indoor Exhibit
Opens at 10:00 am
Year-Round
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Play with math as you explore activities with patterns, shapes, and sizes. Tile shapes into unique patterns and compare how much different containers hold — exercising your skills in measurement, arithmetic, and geometry. Contribute your height data to a community graph, create your own origami, and even design a custom quilt pattern.

This exhibit was produced by the Museum of Life and Science in partnership with the North Carolina Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative. Major funding was provided by the National Science Foundation.


a young man measures his height and shoe size against a community graph

Measure Up

Contribute data to a community graph depicting height versus shoe size and make assumptions using all the data on the graph.

three children experiment with a beat making machine

Find the Beat

Create your own music rhythms and watch as a graphical representation of your beat selection is formed!

A group of children learn the Japanese paper folding art called Origami. They are learning how Origami relates to mathematics and engineering.

Origami Folds

Follow on-screen instructions to fold a cicada, crane, butterfly, and more. See how origami solves engineering problems and even enabled a huge telescope to be launched into space.