A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature

  • Feature Exhibition

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A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature is an interactive and immersive new exhibit that exposes and explains that mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world–from the nested spirals of a sunflower's seeds, to the ridges of a majestic mountain range, to the layout of the Universe–providing a unique perspective of our daily surroundings and making math fun for all learners. 

At the centre of it all: a 1,700-square-foot elaborate mirror maze where students can lose themselves in a seemingly infinite repeating pattern of mirrors. This arrangement of symmetry and tessellation is the ultimate introduction to patterns and how math is an integral part of our lives. Dead ends are scattered throughout, and a small secret room is hidden within, rewarding you with bonus puzzles and artifacts. 

Visiting with a Grade 3/4 class? Consider reserving Patterns and Proportions, a school workshop designed to complement this exhibition. Available April–June 2019.


February 22–September 3, 2019

Grade Level(s): 

  • Kindergarten
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


  • Art
  • Math
  • Plants



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