Looking for a way to spend the Pi Day of the century? There are a couple of events in Maryland to take the kids to on Saturday, March 14, 2015.
Saturday marks the Pi Day of the Century — 3/14/15, which equals 3.1415! Only once every 100 years does the date reflect five digits of that mathematical superstar pi. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th around the world.
Here are a couple of places locally to celebrate Pi Day.
Pi(e) Day at the Maryland Science Center
Celebrate everything Pi, from eating pie to reciting Pi, to exploring different ways to draw a circle. Dangerously Delicious Pies is donating pies for the party, and there will also be a pie-eating contest.
Take part in a Pi recitation contest, contribute to a lengthy Pi chain along the main staircase and even show off your hula hooping skills — the event will celebrate all things round. Pi(e) Day is also Albert Einstein’s birthday, who would be turning 136 years old. There will be hair-raising experiments to celebrate.
All activities are free with paid admission of $15.95-$18.95 and free for members. Pie samples are free and while supplies last, one per person. The Pi(e) Day celebration will run from noon- 4 pm. For details visit the Maryland Science Center website.
Pi Day at Calvert Library Prince Frederick
Celebrate the day in grand style with pi-related activities all day long beginning at 9:26am (plus 53 seconds…just to get a few more digits of 3.141592653). There will be fun for all ages beginning with a proclamation and the unveiling of a giant pi scroll.
Saturday Storytime at 10 a.m. will have a fun math theme and will be followed by a pi parade. Pay close attention to the numbers marching through the library because later there will be a chance to show off your memory.
At 11 a.m. there will be an Einstein look-alike contest. Engineers and scientists will judge all entrants in three age categorie —Little Ones (0-5), Kids (6-17) and Adults (17+). Each winner will receive a pie and a very special memento!
Throughout the day, there will be a wide variety of pi fun like pi bracelet making, Pi Minecraft, Pi in Wonderland and more. Then for the Grand Finale, the person who can write the most digits of pi from memory will wow the crowd and win a prize. Go head-to-head with other pi-experts beginning at 1:59pm. The Guinness world record was set in 2005. Do you know what the record is?
The festivities start off at 9:26 a.m and end at 3:14 p.m. For details visit the Calvert Library website.