Vacation Programs 2022-2023

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Join us for one-day workshops on your day off.


Monday, January 16
Monday, February 20
Tuesday, February 21


We have transitioned to a new Camp and Class Management system called ACTIVE. If you have any questions or concerns while registering or if you have a credit from a previous camp year, call the Museum at 203-777-1833 or email Maddie Ardito at ma@eliwhitney.org, we will send you a coupon code to apply your credit! Do not pay first!


Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Gravity & Friction

Ages 6-9
9 am- 3pm
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Gravity and Friction, two forces we are always up against can be used to our advantage.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Paths & Pendulums

Ages 9-12
9 am- 3pm
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Build a battery-powered car to navigate an obstacle course. Learn the classic game Skittles.

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Monday, October 10, 2022

Autumn Discoveries in East Rock Park

Ages 6-9
9 am- 3pm
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Autumn in Connecticut is nothing short of magical. How fortunate we are to be surrounded by the vast and plentiful East Rock Park. What discoveries will you make?

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Monday, October 10, 2022

Weaving and Engineering with Ancient Cultures

Ages 9-12
9 am- 3pm
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Explore and engineer ancient looms through intricately patterned weavings honoring the Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas. Each of these cultures used weaving to express their traditions, craftsmanship, and artistic expression.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Patterns in Culture

Ages 6-9
9 am- 3pm
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Cultures around the world have indigenous patterns and rhythms that lend themselves to ways of life, traditions, and historic folklore.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Mechanisms and Observations

Ages 9-12
9 am- 3pm
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In 1798, the Mill River attracted Whitney to our historic site so the water would be harnessed to power Whitney’s Armory.

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Alien Encounters of the Insect Kind

Ages 6-9
9 am- 3pm
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Investigate and appreciate the insect world around us. There are 5.5 million species of insects on the planet and they account for at least 80% of animal life. We have a versatile variety of species in our backyard— East Rock Park.

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Marble Forest

Ages 9-12
9 am- 3pm
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Newton’s first law states that an object in motion will want to stay in motion unless acted upon by an equal or greater force, but what does this mean? A marble is a great teacher.

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