What better way to celebrate one of the most renowned scientists’ birthday than with a little slice of pi – to the face! March 14 is π (Pi) Day and it’s also Albert Einstein’s birthday! The Children’s Museum of Houston is where the original international π (Pi) Day sensation started a decade ago and it has caught on ever since! Come celebrate the infinite, non-repeating number 3.14… as we shut down our street to battle it out in a messy, Pi(e)-induced frenzy showdown during the Children’s Museum of Houston’s 6th Annual Shaving Cream Pi(e) Fight. Get tossed right into the Pi(e) Fight celebration at 1:59 p.m. (1.59 because the numbers follow 3.14159) and get ready for a fun-filled day of all things π (Pi).
Circle Art: In 1706, mathematician William Jones discovered the ratio of the circumference of any circle to its diameter is always 3.14. Use your own brilliance to design circle collages. Event Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Tree Top.
Einstein Appearance: Albert Einstein has decided to spend his birthday at the Children’s Museum of Houston and will make a special appearance. Don’t forget your camera! Event Time: 1 – 5 p.m.
Shaving Cream Pi(e) Fight: Have a piece of π! Join us as we shut down the street for an all-out shaving cream Pi(e) battle royal. Event Time: 1:59 p.m. on Ewing Street.
Portable Pudding Pies: Experience the deliciousness of pudding pies by making your own portable vanilla or chocolate pie in celebration of Pi(e) Day! Event Time: 2 p.m. at Tree Top (While supplies last).
Spotlight Performance – Urgeworks: These dancers’ will break down moves for The Mathematics of Hip-Hop epic spectacle. Event Time: 3 p.m. in the Alcove.
Slice of the Pie: See what fraction you need to make your own Play-Doh pie at Junktion.
π (Pi) Revealed: Measure out circumferences and diameters at the ExxonMobil Math Cart.
π (Pi) Chain: Create your own infinite, non-repeating chain of π (Pi) at the Alexander Art Academy.
π (Pi) Day, Saturday, March 14, 2015 ***Activities, events and times subject to change.