Octopuses Have Zero Bones: Book Reading and Activities

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Readings: Noon and 2:00 p.m. • Activities: 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Bechtel Gallery 3, Classroom 1606

Limited capacity.

Note: Free with museum admission—and it's always free for Daytime members. Just bring your membership card and ID.

Do you wonder how many bones an octopus has? How many miles a trip to the moon and back is? How many leaves are on an oak tree? And what happens when you keep placing zeroes at the end of numbers? 

Join us for a special reading of the new book Octopuses Have Zero Bones with author Anne Richardson to learn the answers to these questions and discover many more amazing facts that celebrate the numbers zero to nine and powers-of-ten numbers ten to nine billion. Starting with zero instead of one, this whimsical, fact-filled counting book will delight readers of all ages. 

Continue your fun with numbers by diving into a selection of hands-on math puzzles led by the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival. They’ll invite you to consider counting and geometry with engaging activities that encourage you to think through mathematical approaches.

Anne Richardson is an author of experiences that kindle your curiosity. In her work, everything in the world is astonishing and worthy of our attention, from a drop of rain to the way we figure things out together. She lives in the Bay Area with her family, including two little explorers. 

The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival empowers communities to make magical math moments. They create fun math experiences, develop math games, and train math educators to inspire joy.


Image courtesy of Tra Publishing.