The Glazer Children’s Museum Opens MathAlive!®on May 27
The Glazer Children’s Museum and Raytheon bring MathAlive!® to Tampa this Summer. The one-of-a-kind interactive math and science exhibit has drawn record-breaking crowds across the U.S. and is visiting Tampa on its military tour.
TAMPA, FL (March 14, 2017) – Glazer Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Raytheon Company to bring the blockbuster traveling exhibit, MathAlive! to the Tampa Bay community May 27-July 9. Perfect for tweens, this exhibit brings S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering and Math) to life as kids experience real math at work in sports, robotics, music, dancing, gaming, and more. MathAlive!, a 5,000 square foot immersive exhibit and the largest ever at Glazer Children’s Museum, is designed to inspire, spark the imagination and reveal the endless possibilities through math.
“MathAlive! is a must-see exhibit for kids this summer! Its high energy exhibits – from fashion to robotics to games – tell exactly how math plays a role in all our lives,” says Jennifer Stancil, President and CEO of Glazer Children’s Museum. “Tweens will love the snowboarding exhibit, custom designing their own video game and skateboard, and exploring the latest in robotics. Parents may never again hear the question ‘when am I ever going to use math in real life’?”
Special Call Out: Military Tour
MathAlive! is on a national military tour and is stopping in Tampa, home to MacDill Air Force Base. We will be celebrating our service men and women throughout the exhibit’s run, and especially in observance of Memorial Day and Fourth of July. Thanks to Raytheon, active duty military families will receive free admission to the Museum, including MathAlive!, May 27-July 9.
In MathAlive!, you’ll ride a snowboard in a 3D experience, design (and play) your own video game, capture your 360-degree image in a unique interactive, jump into a fractal dance party, and even design a custom skateboard for “pop” – the quick, snapping motion that allows a board to do the best tricks. Test your engineering and city-planning skills on a large-scale eco bridge and take on different engineering roles as you design a more sustainable infrastructure for a city. The exhibit is accompanied by mentor videos throughout – vignettes about the powerful careers fueled by math. For more information on the exhibit, visit GlazerMuseum.org/MathAlive
About The Glazer Children’s Museum
Named one of the top five Children’s Museums in America, Glazer Children’s Museum is an innovative educational and culture resource for the Tampa region. Opened in Downtown Tampa in 2010, the Museum sits among skyscrapers as well as green space, and is a central part of the cultural corridor featuring other museums, libraries and a performing arts center. The mission of Glazer Children’s Museum is to create learning environments where children play, discover and connect to the world around them in order to develop as lifelong learners and leaders. The hands-on, minds-on Museum attracts more than 210,000 visitors annually with a 53,000 sq. ft. building full of themed galleries and 170 interactive exhibits for children aged birth to ten. A combination of permanent and traveling exhibits, comprehensive year-round educational programs, and dynamic special events provide children, parents, caregivers, and teachers a rich, cutting edge, ever-changing environment for playful learning. Glazer Children’s Museum, a 501c3 non-profit, also offers over 5,000 sq. ft. of event space, 2,500 sq. ft. of classroom space and a 1,000 sq. ft. roof top terrace overlooking the picturesque Downtown Riverwalk, along the Hillsborough River.
Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.