clock 10 am – 5 pm
A young boy makes a pattern with colored tiles.
Explore | Exhibit

Flip It, Fold It, Figure It Out

Play with math as you explore pattern, shape, and size. Use tiles to create unique patterns and compare how much different containers can hold—exercising your skills in measurement, arithmetic, and geometry. Contribute your height data to a community graph, make 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 boy folds an origami shape at a table surrounded by other origami creations.


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.
A grandmother and young boy play 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 young girl places a piece of felt on a patterned quilt square.

Pattern Play

Compose a quilt square and tile shapes to make colorful designs. Creating, recognizing, and copying patterns helps develop important math skills.