In honor of reaching its millionth visitor, MoMath is pleased to announce the launch of Million Monkeys for MoMath! This exciting new crowdfunding effort is a web page with one million monkeys forming a massive tessellation. Choose a monkey anywhere on the page, give it a name, select its color, and associate a message with it – or choose as many as you like! Each monkey can be purchased for $1, and the goal is to raise $1 million for the Museum.
How do I buy a monkey?
Any uncolored monkey is available for purchase. Pan and zoom through the page to find the monkey(s) you want. Use the toolbox at the bottom of the screen to select a color, name, message, and brush size – the number associated with each brush is the number of monkeys that will be highlighted with each click. Once you've highlighted your monkey(s), touch the cart icon in the corner of the screen.
Clicking the 'Donate!' button will take you to momath.org, where you'll be able to make a donation equal to the number of monkeys you've selected. Once your payment has been processed, your monkeys will be visible to anybody who visits monkeys.momath.org.
What is the National Museum of Mathematics?
Mathematics illuminates the patterns that abound in our world. The National Museum of Mathematics strives to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics. Its dynamic exhibits and programs stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. The Museum’s activities lead a broad and diverse audience to understand the evolving, creative, human, and aesthetic nature of mathematics.
Can I know more about these monkeys?
Yes! MoMath sells these tessellating monkey magnets in sets of six. You can buy them here. The monkeys were designed by Tokyo-based artist Makoto Nakamura.
I want to buy more monkeys!
We understand that you may want to buy more monkeys than you're able to click on. Please visit momath.org in order to make a contribution of any amount, and make sure to put any special instructions in the comments section. The MoMath team may be able to assist you in turning your contribution into a specific pattern of tessellating monkeys.
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