MathAlive! sets attendance record at Smithsonian’s International Gallery
MathAlive! drew nearly 350,000 visitors during its three-month run at the Smithsonian International Gallery in Washington, DC, breaking previous records for gallery exhibits.
Kids attending MathAlive! in the district described this once in a lifetime experience as “so cool … I wish it was school because MathAlive! is amazing.” Using nearly 40 unique interactive experiences, the exhibit takes math from ordinary to extraordinary. Visitors can ride a snowboard in a 3-D virtual reality environment, design their own video game, rock climb and do tricks with skateboards.
The daily average for the MathAlive! exhibition was 4,010 people — the highest of any exhibit featured in the International Gallery, located in Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center.