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Discovery Center factors in a new “Math Moves” exhibit

June 06. 2018 12:48PM
A visitor to the “Math Moves” exhibit tries out one of the interactive stations at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord. 

CONCORD — Summer begins six days early at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, and it will involve a bit of math.

An interactive exhibition called “Math Moves!” has been factored into the equation as the museum prepares to put its summer schedule into operation starting Friday.

“The exhibit stimulates mathematical imaginations and builds the mathematical abilities — interest, confidence and skills — of children and their caregivers, and makes it easier and fun for these children to succeed in middle school and high school mathematics,” according to mathmoves.org.

The Science Museum of Minnesota created the exhibition, in partnership with Explora, New Mexico; Museum of Life and Science, North Carolina; Museum of Science, Massachusetts; Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education, California; and TERC, Massachusetts. The National Science Foundation also provided support.

To give the exhibit added accessibility, “Math Moves!” includes audio and written labels in both English and Spanish.

In addition to the “Math Moves!” exhibition, there will be STEM Camps (program focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics) for kids and daily planetarium shows, including the latest features “From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA” and “Wildest Weather in the Solar System,” as well as returning favorites “Tonight’s Sky,” “The Little Star that Could” and “Take Flight!”

Daily hours through Sept. 2 are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, the Discovery Center, 2 Institute Drive, will be open the first Friday night of each summer month from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for special programs and a look at stars, planets and more in the night sky through telescopes.

For information, call 271-7827 or visit starhop.com.


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