Tessellation Puzzle and Exhibit

Are you with an Arts Festival?  Science Festival?  STEM/STEAM event?  Or perhaps just looking for a good STEM/STEAM event activity?  Check out our updated and improved Tessellation Exhibit, available for rent for your event.

"Tessellation" is the intersection of art and geometry.  It's a nifty little branch of art that’s creative in it’s geometry and artisitic in it's filling of those shapes with characters. It’s where a shape (or a few shapes) repeat AND interlock with themselves in every direction. (You’ve probably seen M.C. Escher’s interlocking Lizards.) Our exhibit explores tessellation--what it is, how it started, how to appreciate a good one, and how YOU can do it.

It's a perfect sponsorship match for a STEM/STEAM focused business looking for community engagement!

The Exhibit

  • Four 6'x4' Informational Panels---SIMPLIFIED for 2018 for younger participants
  • 200-300 huge plastic velcro puzzle pieces---of three different shapes
  • You can COLOR and WIPE OFF the puzzle pieces--now using Crayola MARKERS.  They wipe with just a quick wipe of a wet sponge
  • "Can You See It?" velcro panels---bring up your puzzle piece to see if you can envision how it tessellates with the other pieces
  • ADDED for 2018---We'll provide you with hundreds of small paper shapes for you to challenge your participants to imagine and draw out a character, animal, object, etc.  Scroll down for more info.

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Prices and Rental Terms

RENTAL of Two Stands, Four Informational Panels, Eight Velcro Panels, 200-300 Puzzle Pieces, Paper Shape Table Instructions, Crayola Markers, 500 or so Paper Shapes.

$850 Rental Fee, plus shipping

EVERYTHING except paper shapes must be returned.  Charge of $2.50 EACH for lost puzzle pieces.

We'll pick 40-50 of our favorite paper shape creations that we get by email or Instagram, and pair them up to create the tessellation compositions.  We can help facilitate poster prints and/or nice mounted canvas photo prints.

It ships in four or five cases. Freight averages to $250 each direction---call for a quote to your location.

OPTIONAL---We've created informational booklets, which are a great take-home addition. These are also great hook for sponsorship activation. See the Take-Home Books link in the box to the right.  Optional Take Home Books - $350 per 500 books

Additional Info

  • NEW Paper Shapes

    We'll supply hundreds of little paper shapes for your participants to imagine and draw their own character.  This gives the exhibit a truly artistic and creative element.  Click on the FIRST photo in the gallery below.

    How to Color

    The puzzle pieces are coated with a laminate that allows pieces to be colored with regular crayons, then wiped clean later for reuse.

    Take Home Books & Sponsorship

    Based on demand from PARENTS at events, we offer take-home books featuring the tessellation ideas in the exhibit panels. These are great for parents and kids who want to play around more after the event.

    The books really add to the sponsorship activation appeal of the exhibit. Sponsors can stick their logo onto the booklets (sorry, they're already printed, so we can't pre-print logos on there) so the logo goes home with the families after the event.