Great winter break activities for your Connecticut Kids

HAMDEN, Conn.(WTNH)- Your child can take flight crafting their own flying horse, dragon, or owl. They can create crayons and check out model trains. Those are just some of the Winter Break programs at the Eli Whitney Museum.

“They really build and enjoy creating things and inventing things for themselves,” said Program Developer for the Eli Whitney Museum Kiran Zaman. “It’s wonderful because your children are in a safe place, but they’re creating something and they have character development going on. They’re learning something. They’re making friends and they don’t want to be picked up. They love staying here.”

Their programs start on the 27th and run through the 29th. They’ve got a range of programs for kids ages 6 to 13.

“It turns out that the world is still full of children who learn best doing experiments,” said the Eli Whitney Museum Director, Bill Brown.

That’s why he’s excited to teach the chemical history of the candle. It’s a lesson plan that dates back two centuries with the famous English scientist Michael Faraday.

“About 200 years ago, Michael Faraday gave lectures in London for children at Christmas and it was a way of introducing chemistry,” said Brown.

So, Brown is hoping candle experiments and making an LED generator will fire up young scientists

Parents, can also check out other Winter Break activities in Wallingford. Children can tap into their inner Picasso at the Catalyst Art Studio, go prehistoric at Rocky Hill’s Dinosaur State Park, or check out Science Camp at The Children’s Museum in West Hartford.

To sign up for the Eli Whitney Museum Programs head here:

The Children’s Museum:

Dinosaur State Park:

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