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Whitaker Center

222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2113
+1 717-214-2787
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Great for kids

I enjoyed this visit as a solo adult but it is AWESOME for kids. I remember museums being stuffy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
billsfriend
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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Wonderful Science Center!

My family was on a trip to Hershey, and decided to take part of the day to come to Harrisburg. Our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bamjones
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Strasburg, Ohio
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“imax theater” (15 reviews)
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222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2113
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed this visit as a solo adult but it is AWESOME for kids. I remember museums being stuffy and boring but this one has tons of interactive things to do.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family was on a trip to Hershey, and decided to take part of the day to come to Harrisburg. Our McKinley Museum membership from Ohio gave us reciprocal admission to the Whitaker Center, so we decided to take advantage. We were very pleased with...More

Thank bamjones
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for making the trip to visit us! We're so thrilled you got to take advantage of the science center while you were in the area. Backstage Studio is one of our favorites too. We'll keep listening for a shout out in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mostly enjoyed by kids under 12. Clean facility but entirely too many exhibits not working or not working properly, especially on the second level. Very disappointed in that. Was pleasantly surprised that they offer a AAA discount. The attached parking garage was a bonus but...More

Thank Charles D
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Charles! Thanks so much for visiting our facility and taking the time to leave a review. Due to the hands-on nature of the science center, our exhibits experience some wear and tear. While we always strive to get exhibits back in working order as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with 5 yr old grandson and 7 yr old granddaughter to see the dinosaur exhibit. The bonus was being able to enjoy all the hands-on exhibits at the science center. 3 levels to explore with most of the exhibits being permanent. Lots to see...More

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Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and share about your experience with others! The app discount is a great offering and we're so glad to see our patrons taking advantage of it to make the most out of their visit. We hope...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

good experience for imax & small stage concerts. beverages available for purchase. easy access from attached parking garage

Thank frank k
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Frank, glad you had some enjoyable visits to Whitaker Center! It sounds like you've been to see a few shows with us so hopefully you've checked out all the great acts coming this summer and fall. Thanks for sharing your review!

Reviewed 11 July 2017

They have a great variety of activities and displays over time. They are always interesting and educational and often uplifting.

Thank Harry C
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Harry, thanks for the great review and for sharing about your experience with others. Hopefully you got to check out our Dinosaur Discovery exhibit while you were here! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

There is always something good going on at Whitaker Center. Lot's of music events, educational exhibits, films. Wonderful place to see a show as the theater is small and there isn't a bad seat in the place. I love the IMAX also. It is worth...More

Thank amishboatdrinks
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thanks so much for sharing your positive feedback with others. We love to always have something going on and we're thrilled you're taking advantage of everything we have to offer. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I recently took my 22 month old for a morning trip to the Whitaker Center. A little pricey at $16.00 for me and street parking is not cheap- but the joy on her face playing in the Kids Place was so worth it! She could...More

Thank firewifeRN
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit Whitaker Center! For parking tips on your next visit, be sure to check out Park Harrisburg's website. There are some great discount codes for street parking on Saturday and on Sunday, street parking is free....More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Exhibits, plays, music, films...always something special at down town Harrisburg's art venue. Worth a trip!

Thank Courthouse067
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thanks so much for your kind review! We definitely like to think there's something for everyone at Whitaker Center and we're happy to hear you've been able to experience so many of them for yourself. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 25 June 2017

There are three levels of educational fun for all ages. We watched a 3D movie about dinosaurs, which was very entertaining to experience. It was close to $100 for a family of five to experience the movie and center together. My kids had fun and...More

Thank Kathy_Bea
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Hi, Kathy! Thanks so much for bringing your family to visit. You picked a great time to check the place out with our summer dinosaur exhibit. If you're local, we definitely recommend investing in a family membership. They're currently on sale for $99 and it...More

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Saresa S
1 July 2017|
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Response from Elisha B | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend it for slightly older kids. There are things to do and if they are tagging along for siblings' sake, yes. But it's not worth it just for them. Wait until after at least 2, then they'll start fitting in... More
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ShivoniAlex
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Response from paymeami2 | Reviewed this property |
I disagree! I think 12 and 14year olds can enjoy the Science Center ALOT! Granted the may not squeal and run like younger ones but it is cool. TAKE THEM!!!!
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