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Celebrate Pi Day on March 14 with an Epic Pie Fight at Glazer Children’s Museum!

March 14 is Pi Day (3.14… get it?) and it also happens to be the birthday of Albert Einstein, the father of modern physics!

At Glazer Children's Museum, we're in the business of teaching through play, so when we decided to celebrate Pi Day we knew it had to be fun. But how do we share our love of the iconic number Pi and make math cool for kids? Throw a giant pie fight in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, of course!

The event is free to all and starts at 3:14 p.m. It even features special guest Albert Einstein himself, played by a museum Playologist.

The kids come to get messy and have fun, but once they are here, it provides a great platform to talk about math with programs like the “Stump a Playologist” math challenge.

Pi Day pie fight at Glazer Children's Museum
The museum will also supply you with free goggles and a poncho!

The purpose of the museum's Pi Day event is to start a conversation about math in a fun and approachable way for children. Here are ideas to celebrate Pi Day with your family… and sneak in some math while you're at it!

More Fun Ways to Celebrate Pi Day with the Kids


Go to a Pizzeria

Dine out (or in) as a family and while you eat, explain to your kids that Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Order several pizzas so you can cut each into a different number of slices to demonstrate the ratio of a single piece to the whole circle.

Bake a Pie

Cooking can be a great family bonding experience, and the teachable moments are endless! It can help kids learn responsibility, planning, how to follow directions, and even math. While you bake, challenge your kids to measure out their own ingredients, then let them cut the slices when the pie is ready to be served. As you enjoy your treat, be sure to discuss Pi and fractions.

Make a Masterpiece

From fine motor skills to creativity to color mixing, painting is another family activity that can provide infinite opportunities for learning and fun. It can even be a platform to discuss Pi! Try to paint the symbol π and discuss how Greek letters are used to represent different mathematical concepts.

Go Outdoors

The Fibonacci sequence occurs frequently in nature (it's when each number is the sum of the two preceding ones). It can be seen in flowers, pinecones, and seashells, to name a few. Go outside and try to spot naturally occurring Fibonacci spirals, then explain to your kids the relationship to Pi. Here's a tip, PBS has a fantastic 5-minute video on its website explaining the phenomenon.

And, of course, Sling some pies!

Participate in Glazer Children's Museum's epic Pi Day pie fight in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on March 14, 2024, at 3:14 pm, where you'll get messy, eat pizza, sing happy birthday to Albert Einstein, and challenge your math skills with Pi-themed programs.

While you're at the museum, be sure to stop by and check out the world's largest triceratops exhibit on the third floor. It's included with museum admission.

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