San Francisco’s Exploratorium is gearing up for Pi (π) Day on March 14 from 11am-3pm! The beloved and famous event features work by math artist John Sims, a math-themed storybook reading for kids, spoken word performances, pi-themed experiments, music from Scienceband, and a high-spirited Pi Procession with free pie for all.
This year’s celebration will include the following:
- The Value of Pi (10:30am-1pm and 2:30pm-4:30pm): Museum educators lead fun interactive workshops to try and determine the value of pi using string and scissors, pie cans, and more.
- Storytime Science for Kids: March Mathness (11am): Vivian Altman leads The Cookie Fiasco by Dan Santat and Mo Willems. Followed by craft activities.
- Pi Day Livestream (12-1:30pm): Art + Science of Pi with John Sims, Kim Shuck, Silvia Blalock, and Scienceband.
- Pi (π) Day Celebration (12-1:30pm): Math artist John Sims presents his music project 31415: The Pi Collection and showcases his Pi Quilt.
- Pi Procession (2pm): Get in line with your pi digit and circle the Pi Shrine 3.14 times while singing “Happy Birthday” to Einstein! Afterwards, all participants will be treated to a free slice of pie.
- Pi Day Musical Performance (2:30pm): Pi trivia, science facts, and jazz music from Scienceband.
Exploratorium employee and physicist Larry Shaw founded Pi Day back in 1988. It has since grown into a nationwide holiday and was designated as the International Day of Mathematics in 2019. This year marks the Exploratorium’s 35th annual celebration of the holiday.
Grab tickets to the Exploratorium on March 14 between 11am-3pm to enjoy Pi Day in all its glory.
Find the Exploratorium at Pier 15 of the Embarcadero.
Featured image: © Exploratorium, www.exploratorium.edu