Sharing Pie on Pi Day.

It is a fortunate coincidence that Saturday is not just Pi Day but also Albert Einstein’s birthday. Museums and destinations across the country have created terrific ways for families to celebrate with pi parades, Albert Einstein look-a-like contests, pie eating contests, and interactive numbers games.

Franklin Institute Pie on Pi Day

Pi Day at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia includes numbers games and scrumptious pie.

I think Mr. Einstein would smile at the assorted events created to honor the most memorable number sequence on the planet. If you are not following me, pi usually recognized by the Greek letter “π” is the symbol used in math to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter which is 3.14159265358…. and on it goes. The following events prove math can be fun for everyone and who doesn’t love pie.

Princeton, New Jersey is hosting a string of crazy events including an Einstein look-a-like contest and a Dinky Train ride with reenactors playing Einstein, his mother and their good friends.

Naturally MoMath, the National Museum of Math in Manhattan will begin the day’s festivities begin at 3/14/15 at 9:26 with a scavenger hunt through the exhibits and oodles of pi puzzles to be solved.

Any day at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia offers exceptional rewards for families but the Museum’s National Pi Day celebration will add extra geekiness with pi reciting contests and a pie launch competition

Adler Planetarium’s daytime Pi Day activities include a pie eating contest, a parachuting pies challenge, and pie-in-the-sky solar observations.

At San Francisco’s Exploratorium the day begins at 9:26:53 and includes pi processional, light circles and pizza pie dough tossing.

If none of these work for you there’s always the excuse to bake a pie and do your own calculations per serving.

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Nancy Nelson-Duac, Curator of the Good Stuff


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