Nature's Numbers

Nature's Numbers Traveling Exhibit

Math is everywhere in Nature! Look around, the pattern of spots on your dog, the delicate symmetry of butterfly wings, the shape of crystals in salt are all evidence of some of the mathematical properties of nature.

Nature’s Numbers provides opportunities for play with math and nature. The exhibit is divided into four themes: Repeating Patterns explores patterns found in nature, Basic Shapes and Structures offers opportunities for children to discover and become familiar with shapes found in nature. Designs In Nature relates natural formations specifically to math. And finally, by asking visitors to solve nature’s puzzles, we create a natural foundation for mathematical inquiry.


  • Winter/Spring 2016
  • Summer 2016
  • Fall 2016


  • Category: Environment & Ecology
  • Keywords: Ecosystems, Conservation, Endangered Species, Animals
  • Cost: $15,000 (plus in-bound shipping)
  • Length: 3 month venue
  • Size: 600 - 800 square-feet
  • Special Requirements: None