Our London site in now closed, until at least 1 May 2020
please visit our Coronavirus Update page for further information

MathsAlive!

18 March - 26 April 2020

Update: 18/03/20
 
Following advice from the UK Government in light of the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the Royal Air Force Museum has closed its sites at both London and Cosford until at least 1 May 2020.
 
All events have been cancelled during this time. We would like to apologise for any disappointment that this may cause.
 
If you have purchased tickets for any of our events due to take place before 1 May 2020 please email etickets@rafmuseum.org so that we can issue you with a refund or book you an alternative date.
 
While we are closed, please keep in touch by visiting our social media channels Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and our website.  We will continue to update them with the latest information. 
 
We look forward to seeing you again soon.



MathsAlive! is sponsored by RaytheonRide a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars Rover, fend off cyber invaders from inside a computer game, capture your image in a 360 degree freeze-motion video.

Experience real maths at work in sports, nature, robotics, design, dancing, film-making and more by exploring our 18 immersive interactive exhibits specially created for children aged 7+.

Maths has never been so much fun!

MathsAlive! is located in Hangar 4's gallery, the entrance of which is located just by our 4D Theatre. Admission to this exhibition is free of charge.

Opening Times

MathsAlive! is open to the public daily from 11.30am - 3.30pm during weekdays and 10.30am - 4.30pm at weekends and during the Easter Holidays.

Maths Alive Comes to the UK, click here to read more

London School Children at the Exhibition's Opening

Admission Prices 

Admission to this exhibition is FREE of charge. 

Special Offer for Members of HM Armed Forces 

If you are a current serving member of HM Armed Forces, and you visit MathsAlive! with your family before 26 April, you and your family will be able to enjoy a free ride in our 4D Theatre and receive a Raytheon Tote Bag and Rubik's Cube, subject to availability. To see the offer in full, please visit the News Section of our website, terms and conditions apply.

Terms and Conditions

Children below the age of 12 visiting this exhibition must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

Further Information

If you require any help in making MathsAlive! at home or in the classroom we have produced a series of handy guides that explore the world of maths around us. These are free to download by selecting one of the links below:

  • Family Guidebook : The activities in this family guide are designed for parents with
    children in primary and secondary school (ages 7–14). We’ve also added a few suggestions so that their little brother or sister can join in and an Expert Challenge for the real maths lovers. Each activity relates to an area of the MathsAlive! exhibition.

    If you're worried because maths wasn’t your strongest subject at school, don’t be. These activities are fun, easy and hands on. You’ll only need simple, inexpensive supplies – things that you probably already have around your home.

    We’ve written and illustrated the activities so that you can hand this guide over to your
    kids and they can work things out.

  • Teachers' Reference Guide : This guide is designed as a resource for teachers who are
    interested in more information about what specific mathematics concepts are explored in
    the exhibition, and how they are presented.

    It is designed to help with planning a school trip, allowing you to identify relevant maths in advance of your visit, so that students can get the most out of the experience based on what they are currently learning. It will also help when encouraging students to experience the exhibition with their families, allowing you to suggest specific “don’t miss” exhibits and activities.
  • Teachers' Activity Guide : The activities in this Teacher’s Activity Guide can be used before
    or after your visit to the Exhibition. They are designed for teachers, community group leaders and museum educators who work with students at the end of primary school and start of secondary school. The Guide is organised into six sections that match the theme areas of the Exhibition: Adventure Sports, Environment, Style/Design, Entertainment, Gaming and Robots/Space.

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