Last updated: 3/9/2011
Hamden, Connecticut
Street Address
915 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
Mailing Address
915 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
phone: 203-777-1833
fax: 203-777-1229
e-mail: wb@eliwhitney.org
web: www.eliwhitney.org
Hours
Walk- In hours for projects
Saturday10 AM - 3 PM
Sunday12 PM - 5 PM
School Groups by appointment.
Open to the public
Wednesday - Saturday12 PM - 5 PM
Water Leaning Lab
Memorial Day to Labor Day walk in hours
Wednesday - Saturday11 AM - 4 PM
Admissions
none
Museum Type(s)
Art
Staff
Sally Hill, Assoc Director
Karen Lenahan, Museum Manager
Wb Brown, Director
Description

The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop is an experimental learning workshop for students, teachers, and families. We collect, interpret, and teach experiments that are the roots of design and invention.

The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop offers unique educational programs at our site or at your school. Choose from our catalog of more than 50 school programs, or work with us to design a program that meets your specific needs.

Over the course of a year, students in our programs build more than 70,000 projects. Choose a program from our extensive catalog to meet your curriculum needs and excite your students' talents.

Mission

The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop is an experimental learning workshop for students, teachers, and families. We collect, interpret, and teach experiments that are the roots of design and invention.

Educational Programs

Over the course of a year, students in our programs build more than 70,000 projects which match school science frameworks. Choose a program from our extensive catalog to meet your curriculum needs and excite your students' talents.

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

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