Come Enjoy a Slice of Pi π with the Beaumont Children’s Museum

Published 7:13 pm Saturday, March 2, 2019

To The Leader


Beaumont, Texas –The Beaumont Children’s Museum (BCM) will host its 1st Annual Pi Day Picnic and Shaving Cream Adventure on Thursday, March 14 at 12:30 p.m. at the Beaumont Centennial Park, 600 Crockett Street in Beaumont. This event is a unique opportunity for children, during Spring Break, to explore math in a different and entertaining way. Children will be celebrating Albert Einstein’s Birthday and National Pi Day, 3.14159, with an epic shaving cream pie fight set to the tune of Mozart classics at 1:59 p.m.!

While families arrive, children will receive a passport to the exciting world of math in Southeast Texas. Local professionals from engineering and other sciences, all identified with lab coats, will be available for kids to visit with and questions to learn more about each S.T.E.A.M. concept. The professionals will check off the children’s passports for a chance to win a basket full of the museum’s favorite S.T.E.A.M. toys and games for all ages.

Early registration is open online through Friday, March 8 for just $3.14 per person and includes a T-shirt, pizza pie for lunch, the pie fight, and more fun in the park. After March 8, registration will increase to $5 up through the day of the event and will not include a t-shirt. More T-shirts will be available for parents and participants the day of the event, March 14.  To register for our Pi Day Picnic and Shaving Cream Adventure, please visit the website.

The Beaumont Children’s Museum staff have had the pleasure of preparing for this event by calculating the number of pies each shaving cream can create to make sure each child will receive 10 pies to get messy. The shaving cream fight will include two age groups: 3rd grade and younger and 4th grade and up. Each participant must be at least 5 years of age to participate in the pie fight.  

Amanda Yarbrough, Executive Director of the Children’s Museum said, “We are always excited to work with community members to bring a new and creative idea to our museum kids while bringing S.T.E.A.M. concept to life and incorporating original learning opportunities… even if it’s a little messy. Our museum’s foundation of learning is through play and what a great way to showcase math than through eating pizza pie and having a shaving cream fight.  For our first year, we hope to see 100 kiddos join us for some messy fun. Each participant will receive their own MobileOil Credit Union poncho and ExxonMobil lab goggles for safety. We even have heard that there will be a special guest in appearance for his own Birthday. The Beaumont Children’s Museum is very eager for our first Pi Day event and knows it will be a messy success!”

The Beaumont Children’s Museum is thankful to a group of talented community volunteers who came together to organize this ingenious and unique event.  Southeast Texas active leaders and volunteers, Kara Hawthorne, Tracey Borgmeyer, Catherine Gertz, Brooke Hall, Angie Hebert, Sara Norman, Elizabeth Schreck, and Liza Waddell, thought this would be an exciting way to keep their kids and other Southeast Texas students learning and thinking while out of school this Spring Break. “We are thrilled to offer this to the community and look forward to any opportunity to bring focus to math and science in education in any form,” said Beaumont Children’s Museum newly elected Board President, Angie Hebert.

The Beaumont Children’s Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and hands-on museum that believes in learning through play with exhibits that are carefully selected to promote a S.T.E.A.M. focused learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). We strive to promote family fun and interactive environment where children thrive and get excited about learning.  Our mission is to ignite the growth of children, families, and communities through interactive learning with a vision to encourage and inspire children to think for themselves, confidently ask questions, question answers, and understand the world around them.

For additional information, please contact Amanda Yarbrough, Executive Director for the Beaumont Children’s Museum, at (409) 347-7919 or e-mail at