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Five Ways To Celebrate “Pi” Day (March 14) In Washington DC

March 11, 2013 8:00 AM

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Photo Credit: District Of Pi Via Facebook

Photo Credit: District Of Pi Via Facebook

Photo Credit: District Of Pi Via Facebook

Photo Credit: District Of Pi Via Facebook

Pi, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, is one of the most recognizable math terms. People dedicate a large amount of time memorizing the seemingly never-ending digits of pi. Every year on March 14, pi is roughly equal to 3.14, math enthusiasts and number junkies celebrate the famous three digits. Celebrate the irrational number with these rational treats and events.

District of Pi
910 F St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 393-5484
www.pi-dc.com

With a name like District of Pi, it would just be wrong if it didn’t celebrate Pi Day. Lucky for you, it does. The awarding-winning and proudly sustainable pizzeria has quickly become one of Penn Quarters’ favorite eateries. With options for everyone, including vegan, vegetarian, thin crust, deep dish and gluten-free, all patrons leave happy. And of course you can top off your specialty pi with a good ole slice of apple pie. Last year to celebrate Pi Day, District gave out free pizzas, had a buy one pi get the second one for $3.14 deal and a digits of pi memorization contests. This year’s celebration is sure to be equally fun and delicious.

Dangerously Delicious
1339 H St. N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 398-7437
www.dangerouspiesdc.com

Over the past few years, H Street Northeast has been evolving from a once terribly troubled neighborhood into a creative and fun hot spot. Places like Sticky Rice, Toki Underground and H Street Country Club bring in a diverse crowd hungry for something different. Dangerously Delicious fits right in with its classic, adventurous, sweet and savory pies. This year, it has donated its coveted confections to the Maryland Science Center Pi Day extravaganza. Stop by H Street to get your fill of pi(e).

Related: Best Pizza In Washington, D.C.

Maryland Science Center
601 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 685-2370
www.mdsci.org

The Maryland Science Center is edutainment at its best, with a planetarium, IMAX theater, various exhibits, live demonstrations, an observatory and much more. It takes pi seriously, and therefore celebrates Pi Day to the fullest. There will be many fun and educational activities for the whole family, including a pie-eating contest, pi necklace making, pi recitation contest and a special “Happy Birthday” sing-a-long for Albert Einstein’s 134th birthday. On top of that, Dangerously Delicious has donated pies for the event. You can’t go wrong celebrating Pi Day at the Maryland Science Center.

Baked and Wired
1052 Thomas Jefferson St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(703) 663-8727
www.bakedandwired.com

Cupcakes have taken the nation by storm, with chic and outrageously popular bakeries popping up everywhere. DC has its own cupcakery with the reality star Georgetown Cupcake. But there is another bakery in Georgetown that deserves your attention. Baked and Wired is a small bakery that takes pride in offering quality hand-made baked goods, including cookies, quiche, bread, pies, brownies and more. And yes, it offers cupcakes too. On Pi Day, head over to Baked and Wired and try a traditional pie like your grandmother used to make.

Science Museum of Virginia
2500 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 864-1400
www.smv.org

There is so much to learn and be fascinated by at science museums. The Science Museum of Virginia has a mission to get everyone to love and understand the importance of science. The museum makes it fun with its hundreds of hands-on exhibits and a rat basketball team. Pi Day is a great reason for you to explore this unique museum. Special activities for the festivities include Pi Bingo, a Pi paper chain and Pi in the Sky on Science on a Sphere – a presentation of an art installation involving planes sky writing the first thousand digits of pi, shown on a spherical monitor. The fun starts on Pi Day and ends the following evening, so you have plenty of time to join in on the fun.

Related: Best Bakeries In Washington D.C.

Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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