For Families

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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.

Family Day at the Eli Whitney Museum

Family Day at the Eli Whitney Museum

Model Trains Speeding By...

Model Trains Speeding By...

In Control at the Eli Whitney Museum Train Show

In Control at the Eli Whitney Museum Train Show

Our Hours

From Labor Day (September) to Memorial Day (May) we are open on Saturdays from 10 – 3 and Sundays from 10 – 3. There is no charge for admission. There is a small fee to build Walk In Projects. Prices may vary by project usually $5-18.

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Walk In Programs

Visitors working on the My Hero Blockhead project

We are open on Saturdays & Sundays from 10 – 3. 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.

Our Water Learning Lab is open on the weekends from May through October (as weather permits.) Please understand that in the summer, our available projects are much more limited because we are not producing others for school programs. We always have Pinball and Boats available however.

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Birthday Parties

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Build a robot, add a motor and an eccentric wheel (or heart or star), a battery and wire it up. Your robot will dance and vibrate to any tune you call. Build a traditional robot, a Stormtrooper a Supergirl or maybe even Silver Surfer robot. You get to choose.

New this year Birthdays for PreK children!

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Special Requests

Roman Aquaduct

The Museum can tailor its programs to meet many needs. We have worked with Scout Groups, Community groups, and students working on special projects.

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