For Families

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 New Year's 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

Model Trains Speeding By...

In Control at the Eli Whitney Museum Train Show


From Labor Day to Memorial Day we are open on Saturdays from 10 – 3 and Sundays from 12 – 5. There is no charge for admission. There is a small fee to build Walk In Projects. Prices may vary by project. Most are $10 for non-members and $8 for members.

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Walk In Programs

Visitors working on the My Hero Blockhead project

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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Birthday Parties


The Museum is available to members children aged 5 and up for birthday parties. We provide the project and table and chairs for the party. You provide the paper goods and the food. Your child chooses a special project for the group to build and take home.

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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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