More D.C. Events

The National Math Festival took place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Attendees were invited to celebrate math, science, and art at other events taking place throughout the city. A number of these programs were held in conjunction with the 2017 Festival and Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month in April.

Other Events in Washington, D.C.

Please check the links associated with each event for the most up-to-date information.

Celebrate Earth Day with NASA

Thursday, April 20
Location: Union Station in Washington, D.C.

Join NASA from 9am-5pm at Union Station for a day of Earth Day storytelling, hands-on activities, astronaut signing and space suit display, and the Dynamic Planet exhibit.

Mathematical Association of America (MAA): Exploding Dots! featuring Dr. James Tanton

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 5:00-6:30 pm
Location: MAA Carriage House, 1781 Church Street, NW, Washington DC 20036

Exploding Dots! Completely revolutionize your thinking of arithmetic and algebra, and beyond! Dr. James Tanton, MAA Mathematician-At-Large will present his Exploding Dots session for all interested in deep, joyous thinking about the wonders of K-12 mathematics. Educators, students, administrators, education policy makers, and enthusiasts are invited to join MAA for this preview of Dr. Tanton’s 2017 Festival presentation.

National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) and Howard University: The Jazz of Physics, featuring Dr. Stephon Alexander

Friday, April 21, 2017, Public lecture 6:00-7:00 pm
Location: Howard University, Interdisciplinary Research Building, 2201 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20059

In partnership with the National Math Festival, Brown University professor of physics Stephon Alexander will preview his 2017 Festival presentation on The Jazz of Physics: The Link Between Music and The Structure of the Universe at Howard University on Friday evening before the 2017 Festival. Access: take Metro’s Green/Yellow lines to the Shaw/Howard University station, or find free parking after 5:00 pm at the Howard Center at 2204 Georgia Ave NW.

March for Science

Saturday, April 22
Location: National Mall

The March for Science kicks off at 10 a.m. with a teach-in and rally on the National Mall and end with a march through the streets of Washington, D.C. Co-hosted with the Earth Day Network, the rally will be a call for politicians to implement science based policies, as well as a public celebration of science and the enormous public service it provides in our democracy, our economy, and in all our daily lives.

The rally will feature main stage speakers and several large teach-in tents around the Mall where scientists, educators, and leaders from a wide variety of disciplines will discuss their work, effective science communication strategies, and training in public advocacy.

Earth Day Network: March for Science

Saturday, April 22
Location: National Mall

This Earth Day, April 22, Earth Day Network, and the March for Science are co-organizing a rally and teach-in on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The day’s program will include speeches and trainings with scientists and civic organizers, musical performances, and a march through the streets of Washington, D.C. The crowd will gather at 8 a.m., and the teach-in will begin at 10 a.m.

Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit

Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23
Location: Ronald Reagan Bldg & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

The Earth Optimism Summit will be a gathering of thought leaders, practitioners, pioneering scientists and researchers, environmentalists, artists, civic leaders, industry participants, media, philanthropists, and other conservation-minded citizens.

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors Art Exhibit

February 23 – May 14
Location: The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Avenue at 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20560
* Timed passes are required for this extremely popular exhibit. They are released online every Monday at noon for each subsequent week.

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is a celebration of the legendary Japanese artist’s 65-year career. Visitors will have the unprecedented opportunity to discover six of Kusama’s captivating Infinity Mirror Rooms alongside a selection of her other key works, including a number of paintings from her most recent series My Eternal Soul that have never been shown in the US. From her radical performances in the 1960s, when she staged underground polka dot “Happenings” on the streets of New York, to her latest Infinity Mirror Room, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016, the Hirshhorn exhibition will showcase Kusama’s full range of talent for the first time in Washington, D.C.