February 17, 2009
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Parents should round up their kids, take a tangent from their usual weekend, and set coordinates for Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Saturday, March 14 when the Maryland Science Center will host its annual Pi Day celebration in honor of, the mathematical symbol representing the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Visitors can participate in constant activities including a pie-eating contest, hula-hoop endurance challenge, (because it’s a circle!) and go on a scavenger hunt for Pi’s digits which they will then add to a chain that will stretch across the diameter of the atrium.
Guests can also angle to recite the most Pi digits, while those who aren’t numerically in-line can use poetry to aid them in their memorization.
There will be plenty of complimentary pies, generously donated by Mrs. Freshley’s, and MoonPie, and local favorite Dangerously Delicious Pies will take part in the festivities. Folks would have to be irrational to miss this day of fun and learning in the geometric sphere. It’s guaranteed to be the most fun within a 50 mile radius and will strike the right chord with the entire family.
All events are free with paid admission to the Maryland Science Center. The Maryland Science Center is located at 601 Light Street at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
About the Maryland Science Center
The Maryland Science Center at Baltimore's Inner Harbor is visited by more than 500,000 people each year. Popular exhibits include: Dinosaur Mysteries with more than a dozen full-size dinosaurs and interactive paleontology activities; an exploration of the day in the life of the human body in Your Body: The Inside Story; and dozens of interactive experiments in Newton's Alley. Other popular attractions in the museum include the Kids Room, the five-story St. John Properties IMAX Theater, and the world-famous Davis Planetarium.