The Whitney Workshop

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Each year, students and apprentices construct more than 80,000 projects in our eight teaching studios and in programs that cross Connecticut. In scope and scale, the Whitney Workshop’s programs at the Eli Whitney Museum are unrivaled.

School Programs

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Over the course of a year, students in our programs build more than 80,000 projects. Choose a program from our extensive catalog to meet your curriculum needs and excite your students’ talents.

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Walk In Programs

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From Labor Day to Memorial Day we are open on Saturdays from 10 – 3 and Sundays from 12 – 5. When you visit us on a weekend day, an apprentice will work with your child as they build a project and begin to experiment. Sessions last from 20 minutes to an hour. Projects change from weekend to weekend. A sampling of possible projects is available here.

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Mail Order: First Factory

We sell kits for your classroom, after school programs, or school event. Few tools are necessary. Training is available. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

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PhET Simulations

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PhET provides fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena for free. All PhET simulations are freely available from the PhET website and are easy to use and incorporate into the classroom.

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