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 (Meeting CT, CC, or NGSS Standards)

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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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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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Sunday, October 16th, 11 am - 3 pm

Natural Pigment Workshop

Judith Kruger & Joy Bush
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Have you ever wondered where those colors come from in your paint palette? Get the Dirt on Paint!

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Fantasy Game Night 2022 - 2023

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We meet monthly on a Friday night to play and share expertise. Bring your band of warriors, bring snacks.All are welcome.

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Adult Education Workshops 2022-2023

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Workshops for adults taught by Local Craftspeople, Artists, and Creative Individuals.

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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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Summer 2023

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Each summer, the Workshop devotes itself to a series of week-long workshops for young experimenters. 50 workshops to choose from, for a summer of inquisitive fun. Registration opens on January 3rd.

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