Math Moves | Museum of Life and Science
Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Math Moves

Indoor Exhibit
Opens at 10:00 am
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Immerse yourself in the world of large and small, shadows and shapes, motion and sound. Listen, watch, and feel what happens when you change the pitch and frequency of sounds, use your body as a unique unit of measure, or make your own stop-motion film. Discover more ways to extend your math learning at home at

This exhibit was produced in partnership by the Museum of Life and Science, Explora, Museum of Science-Boston, Science Museum of Minnesota, with support from the National Science Foundation.

Two children pair their movements together and watch a graph move on a screen

Partner Motion

Discover how your rate of motion affects a custom digital graph. Walk back and forth slowly then try again quickly, how does the graph change? Grab a partner and see how your motion graphs compare!

A picture of two chairs beside each other, one chair seems very big and the other chair seems very small. These two chairs explore proportional relationships.

Comparing Forms

A truly physical experience, use your body to investigate how three chairs differ in size and scale. Get ready for a one-of-a-kind look at the geometric concept of similarity and the proportional relationships between different-sized objects.

Learn more about ratios and proportions by moving figures and seeing how their shadow grows or shrinks

Shadow Fractions

Experiment with the placement of objects to make your own shadow stories or scenes. By moving these objects - growing or reducing the size of its shadow - you can directly experience concepts of ratio and proportion.

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