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MathsAlive!

18 November 2019 - 15 March 2020

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.

Opening Times

MathsAlive! is open to the public from 3.30pm - 4.30pm on weekdays and from 10.30am - 4.30pm at weekends and during holidays.

Schools are able to book this experience from 10.30am - 3.30pm on weekdays during term times.

Due to the popularity of this exhibit we would recommend booking in advance to your visit.

Can you make it down to the bottom of the mountain without wiping-out?

Ticket Prices 

Standard Child: £5.00
Standard Adult: £7.00
Concessions: £5.00 (Students, Unemployed, Disabled, Seniors 65+)

Admission to this exhibition is free to current members of Her Majesty's Armed Services and their children. Please pre-book your tickets as normal selecting 'Serving Armed Services'. Free admission will be confirmed to your party upon production of your Service Identity Card at the exhibition's entrance.

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Terms and Conditions

Children below the age of 12 visting this exhibiton 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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