NJ STEM Week Culminates in Pi Day of the Century Celebration

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Jersey City, NJ – Saturday, March 14, 2015, marks Pi Day of the Century. The infinite mathematical constant pi begins 3.1415 and the day to celebrate is March 14. This year’s date follows pi two digits further—3/14/15—and will be commemorated all weekend as LSC extends the annual Pi Day party through Sunday.

The celebration will kick off with a private wedding ceremony in which a speedcubing couple will be wed by LSC CEO Paul Hoffman in the Beyond Rubik’s Cube exhibition at precisely 9:26 am and 53 seconds making their anniversary 3.141592653.

Bedtime Math will deliver fun new guest activities like building glow-in-the-dark solar system models and giant beach ball tetrahedrons. Bedtime Math Founder and Author Laura Overdeck will be on hand to autograph and read from her just released book, Bedtime Math: The Truth Comes Out, which debuted as one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month.

Learning Community Charter School of Jersey City will join LSC once again to host pie eating and pi solving contests, pie sales at the Pie Café, Piku (think Haiku with a twist), a Pie Walk with Pie music spun by Dancing Tony of The Rock-It Docket, Pi-e Carolers, and math inspired arts and crafts.

This year’s Pi Day is also exciting because Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno have proclaimed March 9 through 15, 2015 as STEM Week in recognition of the many ways science, technology, engineering, and math are important to the residents of NJ. LSC’s Pi Day of the Century celebration will serve as the culmination of the Science Center’s New Jersey STEM Week festivities.

Liberty Science Center is pleased to present two traveling exhibitions and a robust selection of activities for guests during STEM Week. Beyond Rubik’s Cube features 7,000 square feet of interactive games, puzzles, history, art and engineering all inspired by the world’s best-selling puzzle toy, the Rubik’s Cube. For young learners, LSC is hosting Sesame Street Presents: The Body, a hands-on exhibition anchored by the loveable Sesame Street characters that teaches kids all about the human body and how to keep it healthy.

More information can be found online at LSC.org. Please note LSC is closed March 9.

About Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center (LSC.org) is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. Dedicated to bringing the excitement of science to people of all ages, Liberty Science Center houses 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a 3D theater, the nation’s largest IMAX Dome Theater, live simulcast surgeries, tornado and hurricane-force wind simulators, K-12 classrooms and labs, and teacher-development programs. More than half a million students, teachers, and parents visit the Science Center each year, and tens of thousands more participate in the Center’s offsite and online programs. LSC is the most visited museum in New Jersey and the largest interactive science center in the New York metropolitan area.

About Bedtime Math

Bedtime Math is a nonprofit organization that seeks to put the fun and discovery back into learning math. Its core product is a zany daily online math problem that parents can do with their kids, to make nightly math as common and beloved as the bedtime story. Bedtime Math has since expanded to create lively math experiences for kids at home, in libraries and in after-school programs nationwide. For more information please visit bedtimemath.org.

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