2theXtreme: MathAlive! Opens September 30 at the Witte Museum

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Sep 20, 2017 - Design and play your own video game, edit your own animated movie, compete against others in a mountain bike race and program and control Curiosity, NASA’s latest Mars rover —  all at the Witte Museum! Experience how math is applied in video games, sports, music, entertainment, space and robotics at 2theXtreme: MathAlive!  starting Sept. 30, 2017 through Jan. 7, 2018, in the Kathleen and Curtis Gunn Gallery.

Jump onto a pivoting snowboard and twist and torque your body, angle the board and fly over obstacles while you race other players at “Boardercross.” Find out how much server space is needed when your video goes viral at “Going Viral,” by working through linear animation that demonstrates the powers-of-ten formula through digital communications. Step onto a photo stage, pose and have your image captured in 360 degrees using the same freeze-motion technique made famous in contemporary action movies. Discover how math creates music when you adjust the controls at “Mix It Up,” a giant musical instrument. Design and program a game rickshaw at “Game Developer,” and control the movements of a virtual Rover on the surface of Mars at “Curiosity Rover.”

“The Witte Museum is about lifelong learning,” said Marise McDermott, President and CEO of the Witte Museum. “This exhibition offers an interactive opportunity to learn about mathematics in a fun and immersive way. 2theXtreme: MathAlive! is the perfect, STEM-oriented experience for your whole family or classroom.”

The Witte Museum is about lifelong learning and this exhibition offers an interactive opportunity to learn about mathematics in a fun and immersive way. 2theXtreme: MathAlive! is the perfect, STEM-oriented experience for your whole family or classroom.

Marise McDermott, President and CEO of the Witte Musum

2theXtreme: MathAlive! shows students how math and science relate to their everyday lives,” said John DeSimone, vice president of Raytheon’s Cybersecurity and Special Missions. “Through this fun, hands-on exhibit, we connect these subjects to the things they love most, such as music, sports, movies, and games.”

The Witte will offer public programs throughout the run of 2theXtreme: MathAlive!. The Museum is proud to present Super Saturday: Math in Motion on Saturday, Nov. 11 from noon – 4 p.m., as well as an adventure for guests 21 and over at Cocktails and Culture: Nerds 2theXtreme on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information about Witte Museum programs, call 210.357.1910, visit www.WitteMuseum.org or www.MathAlive.com.   

Raytheon, the national underwriter of the event, is bringing 2theXtreme: MathAlive! to military families across the nation including those stationed at all San Antonio area military bases. Raytheon is providing free admission to the exhibition for all active military members and their families, and the Witte is also providing a $2 discount on museum admission for all active military members and their families during the run of the exhibition, plus free general admission for active military and their families on November 4 and a date to be set. Please check www.WitteMuseum.org for updated information.

 2theXtreme: MathAlive! is generously supported by Raytheon.

The Louis A. and Frances B. Wagner Series is generously supported by the Louis A. and Frances B. Wagner Lecture Series Fund.

 Family Days are generously supported by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture.

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About the Witte Museum

Founded in 1926, the Witte Museum is where Science, Nature and Culture Meet, through the lens of Texas Deep Time, and the themes of Land, Water, Sky. Located on the banks of the San Antonio River in Brackenridge Park, the Witte Museum is San Antonio’s premier museum promoting lifelong learning through innovative exhibitions, programs and collections in natural history, science and South Texas heritage.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.

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