The Museum of Science to kick off Pi Day at City Hall Plaza

Pi Day celebrations will be begin with an attempt to the break the Guinness Book of World Records for most shaving cream pies tossed at one time

BOSTON--()--The Museum of Science is kicking off Pi Day celebrations by attempting to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most shaving cream pies tossed at one time. The free event will be held at City Hall Plaza on Saturday, March 10th. The celebrations will continue at the Museum of Science with special Pi Day activities on March 14th.

"Celebrating Pi Day is an easy way to get kids and their families excited about math and spark new conversations at the dinner table," said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. "I have no doubt Boston residents will be eager to take on this challenge and toss over 1,180 pies setting a new Guinness World Record right on City Hall Plaza. To continue the fun, I urge families to finish the day at the Museum of Science and take advantage of all the free activities offered there in celebration of Pi Day. I'd like to thank the Museum of Science for the impressive educational programming they provide Boston each and every day, and Guinness World Records, Gillette, and Table Talk Pies for making this event possible."

Said Ioannis Miaoulis, president and director of the Museum of Science, “Pi Day is a special day here at the Museum because it gives us the chance to celebrate math and inspire our visitors to have fun with it. This year, we are bringing it to a new level with the help of Gillette, Table Talk Pies, the City of Boston and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.”

The current record of for most shaving cream pies tossed at one time is 1,180 so the Museum is looking for 1,200 participants, ages five and up. The activities will start at 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by Gillette, Table Talk Pies and the City of Boston. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ is also supporting the event by having one of its adjudicators on-site to oversee the record attempt.

“We are extremely excited to play a key role in Pi Day at the Museum of Science,” said Keith Green, VP of B2B Communications & Partnerships at GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS. “This event fits in perfectly with our purpose, which is to inspire people of all ages throughout the world via the power of record breaking.”

“Science and technology have been at the core of the Gillette business for more than 100 years,” said Pankaj Bhalla, North America Brand Director at Gillette. “This partnership with the Museum of Science - and the donation of Gillette Foamy Shave Foam to make the shaving cream pies - is one simple way to combine our passion for science and shaving while having some good clean fun!”

Pi Day, the annual celebration of the mathematical constant, π, is observed on March 14th since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of pi. The Museum of Science will host a full day of free activities including the first ever sunrise yoga class, a talk by national chess champion Sharon Ellen Burtman, live animal presentations, and a talk about sabermetrics in baseball.

The Museum is also doing a special fundraising campaign for the day. If 3,141 contributions are received on Pi Day, a special $250,000 gift will be made to the Museum.

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About the Museum of Science, Boston
One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces more than 1.4 million visitors a year to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through the world-class interactive exhibits, programs and K-12 curricula of its William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center. An extraordinary variety of learning experiences span the Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River, Hall of Human Life, Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 4-D Theater, and Butterfly Garden. The Science Behind Pixar, created with Pixar Animation Studios, is touring nationally. The Museum's National Center for Technological Literacy® K-12 curricula, including its award-winning Engineering is Elementary®, have reached an estimated 13 million students and 129,700 educators. Visit:

About Gillette
For over 110 years, Gillette has delivered precision technology and unrivalled product performance – improving the lives of over 800 million consumers around the world. From shaving and body grooming, to skin care and sweat protection, Gillette offers a wide variety of products including razors, shave gel (gels, foams and creams), skin care, after shaves, antiperspirants, deodorants and body wash. For more information and the latest news on Gillette, visit To see our full selection of products, visit

About Guinness World Records
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR) is the global authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the iconic annual Guinness World Records books have sold over 141 million copies in over 20 languages and in more than 100 countries. Additionally, the Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition, first published in 2007, has sold more than 4 million copies to date.

Guinness World Records’ worldwide television programmes reach over 750 million viewers annually and more than 2.4 million people subscribe to the GWR YouTube channel, which enjoys more than 200 million views per year. The GWR website receives over 20 million visitors annually, and we have over 13.8 million fans on Facebook.

The Guinness World Records commercial sales division provides bespoke consultancy services for some of the world’s top brands and agencies to help place record breaking at the heart of their marketing campaigns, employee-engagement programmes, and live and experiential events.


Museum of Science
Erin Shannon, 617-589-0250


Museum of Science
Erin Shannon, 617-589-0250