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Celebrate Pi Day with STEM Activities at Midland CenterCelebrated all around the world, Pi Day on March 14th (3/14) isn’t just a day to dive into a delicious and fruity pie, but also a mathematical celebration. Midland Center for the Arts is celebrating this special occasion with families to explore science, participate in STEM demonstrations, and create art inspired by Pi.
Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Families will be able to learn about this mathematical principal with a virtual event, which they can experience live with a Midland Center educator, or watch up to two weeks following the presentation.
“Pi Day is one of our favorite days of the year at the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art,” said Midland Center School & Public Program Manager, Lauren Solinski. “It’s a fun day where we share our love of math and art with young STEM enthusiasts, combined with eating a slice of delicious pie.”
Families will each receive a supply kit with their registration for the educational activity. Everything from a ruler, beads and graph paper to a canvas for painting and pie recipes for baking will be included in the kit for families to follow along at home. “While the Museum is closed and we are unable to gather for in-person Museum events due to the pandemic, we are thrilled to send the Museum home to families for our virtual gathering,” said Solinski.
Registration for Pi Day at Midland Center is available now through Friday, March 12, and participants can pick up their kits from the Center on March 8, 10 and 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. More information can be found online at midlandcenter.org/MuseumEvents. Registration costs $7 per child, and Museum Members receive a discount for $5 per child.