Celebrating Pi Day with a big Pi(e) fight

ByAylia Naqvi via KTRK logo
Sunday, March 15, 2015

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Nearly a hundred kids took part in the Children's Museum of Houston's annual Shaving Cream Pi(e) Fight Saturday afternoon.

The Pi(e) Fight was open to children ages eight and above, with some parents even joining in on the fun!

The Pi(e) festivities started exactly at 1:59 PM to signify the next numbers in the Pi sequence.

The two teams, Lemon Meringue (Yellow Team) and Coconut Cream Pie (White Team) gave it their all as pies arced through the air down to the last second.

The shaving cream pi(e) fight only lasted five minutes, but the cleanup will take much longer than that.

An entire city street in Midtown was covered in a thick layer of shaving cream when the festivities ended.

Children had a blast playing around in the fluffy foam. Competition was fierce as each participant vied to be the next Pi(e) Champion.

The event wasn't just about fun though, it was a teachable moment about math and science as well as a birthday celebration for one of the smartest men in history.

The event celebrated the infinite, non-repeating number 3.1415926... or Pi, and the birthday of Albert Einstein, who even made a special appearance at today's messy math event.

The crowd serenaded Einstein with a robust rendition of Happy Birthday and presented him with a huge Pi Cake.

Organizers say this event teaches kids the children the importance of pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. The main purpose was to show kids how math and science impacts everyday life in an event that was both fun and academic!

The fun didn't stop when the pies stopped hurling. After the Pi(e) Fight, you could make your own Portable Pudding Pie and view a performance by Urgeworks, "The Mathematics of Hip-Hop".

The Children's Museum of Houston also hosts The Amazingly Immature Spring Break from March 7th to March 22nd, 2015, promoting "quirkiness and genius".