Earl Center Hours: Monday: 3:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. | Tuesday – Thursday:  9 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Friday:  9 a.m. – 4:30p.m. | Saturday: 12 pm. – 4:30 p.m.| Sunday: 12 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Wheelock College or FLO/FLC institutional ID is required for entry one hour before closing.

What is the Earl Center?

The Earl Center for Learning and Innovation supports the academic and professional experience of the Wheelock community and serves as a resource for current and future educators, social workers, and child life professionals within Wheelock and across Boston. Together with the Library, we provide a rich, well-rounded set of resources for both research and practice.

Laptops and iPads available!

Not seeing enough computers?  That's because the Earl Center lends out Macbook Airs and iPads!  With the ready availability of outlets, you can get your work (or gaming!) done in many areas of the Earl Center. 

The Third Space

Colorful area rugs and soft furniture make this space a very informal and relaxed area to meet, study, and do small group work.

The Importance of Play

The Earl Center is a place to learn about and develop hands-on learning activities and to explore new educational materials and technologies.

A Center for Design Thinking

The Earl Center encourages a human-centered approach for finding creative solutions and developing new and innovative ideas.  Contact us for help setting up a design thinking exercise! 

Voices From the Students

Be sure and check out the Earl Center's Tumblr, featuring voices from students who work at and use the Earl Center.  The most recent post by Cayla Lemire, Wheelock '17, describes her process in designing and creating (on the Earl Center's 3D printer!) an automatic door button that is more suited for service and guide dogs.

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Earl Center in Action


Featured Item: Little Bits Synth Kit

Welcome the Little Bits Synth Kit to our collection! This really cool kit allows you to make music without the use of instruments. Even if you're not the most musically inclined person, it's almost impossible to mess up. You just click the circuits together, attach it to the power module, and begin playing. Another way to be creative at Wheelock!

Latest Post from View From the Earl Center:

Latest Post from The WildCat-alog: Hour of Code

three women looking at their ipads at a table.The Earl Center will be hosting an Hour of Code lunch and learn on Friday, 12/9,  from 12:30 to 1:30.  Bring your lunch and the Earl Center will supply drinks and chips. Hour of Code started as a non-profit organization and website headed by Hadi Partovi. Its purpose is to Continue Reading

Contact Us

Earl Center for Learning and Innovation
180 Riverway
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Mare Parker O'Toole
Assistant Director, Earl Center for Learning & Innovation

Wheelock College Library
132 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Earl Center for Learning and Innovation
180 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215