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Address: 222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2113
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plenty of activities for a day of fun

The Whitaker Center needs to change their website. It's pitiful. Not user friendly, and I couldn't order tickets for kids!! BUT don't let that deter you! It's a great place to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Elisha B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Whitaker Center needs to change their website. It's pitiful. Not user friendly, and I couldn't order tickets for kids!! BUT don't let that deter you! It's a great place to visit! I'd recommend a weekday, not busy. If it were busy, it would not nearly be as fun. 3 floors of science and fun activities for kids. 1st floor... More 

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Thank Elisha B
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Elisha, thanks for taking the time to review us. We did receive your prior feedback and have since moved the ticket link to be more prominent on our science center page in the hopes of alleviating any confusion. Our guests always have the opportunity to also purchase tickets directly at the Box Office on the day of their visit or... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff is very efficient and helpful. The facility is very clean. The acoustics are wonderful. I've been there for several different performances and loved it each time.

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Thank CAJACOBY1
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We really appreciate your continued patronage and loyalty. We're able to continue bringing great shows to Central PA because of support from guests like you. We hope to see you again soon! More 

York, PA
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whitiker Center has great rotating exhibits and a 3D movie theater. Great for the WHOLE family. There is a fabulous educational gift shop as well.

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Thank bittenatthebayside
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the excellent review! As a family-friendly destination, we definitely appreciate it when guests take the time to let others know about what a well-rounded venue we have. If you haven't checked out our newest documentary, Dream Big 3D, we absolutely recommend seeing it on your next visit! Hope to see you soon. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We went mainly because my grandson LOVES toy trains and we kept reading about this. We finally go and the staff at the front desk were busy talking and playing on cell phonesThey were not thrilled when we asked if we could have a map. We asked what elevator to take and they sent us to the wrong one, When... More 

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Thank Toni O
Kait M, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Toni, I'm sorry that your experience at Whitaker Center wasn't what you had hoped for and I apologize for the impression our info desk staff left you with. We always have at least ten trees decorated and this year we even added an additional large-scale tree at the entrance to the science center. Our Trains & Trees exhibit is an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We have visited the Whitaker Center twice now and really enjoyed it both times. Definitely fun for all ages, my kids love the water play and building/racing cars the best. They also love the bead drop machine. We watched a show on static electricity this most recent visit that was very cool!

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Thank Rebecca S
Kait M, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Rebecca, thanks so much for being a return visitor and taking the time to write such kind words about our facility. Don't miss our new exhibit coming this summer called "Dinosaur Discovery." If your kids enjoyed what they've seen so far, they'll love this! More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Enjoyed going to the ballet and new release of 3D films plus education for kids. Lots to do at this center.

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Thank mjgreco1
Kait M, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting! We're always thrilled to welcome the ballet each year and they never disappoint! If you enjoy our 3D films be sure to check out our newest film, "Dream Big 3D", opening February 18. Thanks for your kind words! More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Attended a concert there and was impressed with acoustics and the intimacy of the place. Excellent PA and staff was helpful and attentive, I`ll definitely go back..

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Thank johnfrommilton
Kait M, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Hi, John! Thanks so much for visiting us and for leaving such kind words about our venue. I'll absolutely pass your words onto our theater staff, I know they'll appreciate it! We look forward to welcoming you back in 2017. More 

Pennsylvania
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364 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Brought my grandson here on a recent, hot August day and we both had a great time. We first saw an IMAX movie, hit the gift shop and then headed to the Harsco Science Center. The 3 level, hands on Science Center is magnificent with tons of activities of interest for all ages. There are even sub exhibits within the... More 

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Thank TFopinion
Kait M, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit this summer! It sounds like you and your grandson got to see a lot of what Whitaker Center has to offer! If you're local, we always recommend investing in a membership for our visitors. It pays for itself in just two visits and right now we're running a special holiday deal... More 

Harrisburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is one of the best science centers I have seen. It is interactive and so great for kids! In the middle of Harrisburg so you can also easily walk to the capitol and the state museum of PA.

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Thank Denise V
Kait M, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Denise, thank you so much for visiting and for your glowing review! We really appreciate you taking the time to tell others about your experience and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The staff are very friendly and helpful. This was a perfect day with 8 month old crawling infant and 4 year old grandson. Many opportunities for the imagination to blossom. Great water table for babies. The table has built in seats great for the little one's to splash and explore. Accessible family/ mother friendly environment. Locker for all the gear,... More 

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Kait M, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind review! The great thing about kids those ages is they'll continue to grow up with Whitaker Center and find something new as they get older! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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