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A Slice Of Pi: South Coast Museum's Take Home Kits To Connect With Kids During Pandemic Closure

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Have you heard of Pi Day? No, NOT the delicious kind – but the mathematical kind.

This year it takes place on Sunday, and a South Coast Museum is finding ways to bring it to our kids, despite having their doors closed because of the pandemic. 

These Ventura County youngsters are spinning paint on a wheel they’ve built themselves to celebrate Pi Day. 

It’s just one of the circular activities available in this take-out Pi party box created by MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation In Santa Barbara.

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Robin Gose, President and CEO of Moxi. explained how the idea came about to celebrate Pi Day. 

"Pi Day celebrates the mathematical constant Pi, which is 3.14. There's a lot of decimal places after that. 

"We celebrate it on March 14th because March is the third month of the year, and, of course, the 14th, which gives you the 314," she told KCLU. 

Selling the kits is one way for the Museum to find ways to connect with kids during the coronavirus while the county is in the Purple Tier, preventing museums from opening indoor spaces.

They're available from www.moxi.org

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