Looking for a way to spend the Pi Day of the century? There are a couple of events in Maryland to celebrate Pi Day – March 14th.
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.
Help the Maryland Science Center build a lengthy Pi chain as we string the digits of Pi along the main staircase. See the first 10,000 digits of pi along with an original and very special musical interpretation of pi by the Corvus Ensemble (a trio of musicians committed to engaging with audiences by presenting diverse music, traditional and contemporary, in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery) during Pi in the Sky. Take a chance at getting Pi(ed) in the face during the Pi Roulette. Gather round as the Science Center drops pie tins full of funky fillings off the roof to see which makes the biggest splat. Show off your sweet hula hooping skills with local experts from Baltimore Hoop Love—a celebration of all things round on 3.14! Dangerously Delicious Pies will even be donating pies for the party (a free slice for all attendees!). Make sure to save a little room for the pie eating contest, though, because the winner goes home with a free pie from Dangerously Delicious Pies!
All activities are free with paid admission of $16.95-$24.95 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 the Russett Library in Laurel
Drop by and celebrate Pi Day with family-friendly math games. This is free and takes place from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Russett Library branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library.