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Eli Whitney Museum

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Winter Schedule Labor Day - to Memorial Day]
During the week we do scheduled programs for school groups either here in the Museum or away at schools.

winter Walk-in Projects available during open hours on Saturdays and Sundays 10am – 3pm
Please call 777.1833 for other information.


915 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517

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For Families

Family Day at the Eli Whitney Museum

For children between 5 and 12 years old, we offer walk-in projects on weekends, birthday parties, summer, and vacation programs. There are 1001 things to build before you grow up. From Thanksgiving to mid-January our American Flyer train layout is available for children to run during our open hours. Children can build a toy train on the weekends as a Walk-in project.

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For Teachers and Groups

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The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop offers unique educational programs at our site or at your school. Choose from our catalog of more than 80 school programs, or work with us to design a program that meets your specific needs.

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For Life Long Learners

The 19th century Durrie painting of the Town bridge

The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop functions more like a busy factory than a conventional museum. While it is not a quiet, contemplative atmosphere, there are things to see and do, even if you aren't visiting with children.

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