Stamford Nature Center MATH + NATURE = New NATURE’S NUMBERS Exhibition

Families can escape the heat this summer at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s new exhibition – Nature’s Numbers. This cool, colorful, and interactive exhibition, developed and produced by the Franklin Institute, stimulates numerical thinking, builds math skills, and promotes a positive attitude towards math through play with math concepts in nature. Four themes: Repeating Patterns, Basic Shapes and Structures, Designs in Nature, and Nature’s Puzzles make it fun to learn about math in the natural world.

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Concept-driven content is designed to introduce, explain, or reinforce concepts and skills for visitors from preschool through middle school. Games, puzzles, and live animals make it fun for everyone. Exhibits from the Natural History Collections of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center will reinforce math skills including counting, ordering, patterning, measurements, and classification. Insects, reptiles, birds, plants, shells, crystals, and fossils illustrate the amazing role math plays in nature.

The Stamford Museum Galleries are open, Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm; Sundays 11 am – 5 pm. Members: Free /Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or call 203.977.6521.

Related Programming:
NATURE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NUMBER…
Thursdays, June 25 – August 20, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Discover the wondrous ways that numbers play a role in nature. Each week we will focus on a different number and will include live animal visits, field experiences, or hikes to explore a natural numeral. Six will introduce us to the world of the insect and the bee’s honeycomb, eight to the world of spiders and arachnids, 21 to fabulous flowers and more. Meet at the Museum Building.
Members: FREE | Non-Members: FREE with gate admission

PATTERNS & FORMS: NUMBERS IN NATURE
Sunday, August 2, 11 am – 3 pm
Join us for a special celebration of the summer exhibition, Nature’s Numbers, with a look at the patterns and sequences of numbers in nature. Explore the spirals in seeds and shells, discover the family tree of our honeybees with an “open hive” (weather permitting), and take a closer look at our favorite fruits and veggies to see their patterns. Discover the Fibonacci sequence in nature and learn about the animals that he studied by meeting our rabbits and cows. Plant seeds to take home, create great Fibonacci-inspired art, and learn about this special numbers pattern through some Fibonacci hopscotch. A schedule of events will be posted at stamfordmuseum.org closer to the event.
Members: FREE | Non-Members: FREE with gate admission

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Stamford Museum & Nature Center, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art and popular culture, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity and interaction, seeking to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, promote environmental stewardship, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning through exhibitions, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor’s experience of its unique site.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center is located at 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT (3/4 mile North of Merritt Parkway Exit 35.) For more information call 203.322.1646 or visit www.tamfordmuseum.org.. For area information www.visitfairfieldcountyct.com

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