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Whitaker Center

222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2113
+1 717-217-2787
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Entertainment abounds

A little something for everyone. 3D movies for entertainment for the kids to amazing historic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Candy L
Festive in Dec

The science center is well worth the $16 admission. The lobby is all decorated for Christmas with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lewis B
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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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“science center” (35 reviews)
“imax theater” (15 reviews)
“parking garage” (17 reviews)
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222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2113
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+1 717-217-2787
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little something for everyone. 3D movies for entertainment for the kids to amazing historic movies. The science area for kids of all ages is incredible. Live shows of all types of genre. Plays. .music whatever you can imagine is there.More

Thank Candy L
Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your patronage of Whitaker Center and for taking the time to leave us a review. We couldn't agree more that our Science Center and Select Medical Digital Cinema are great for folks of all ages, and that our live shows...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The science center is well worth the $16 admission. The lobby is all decorated for Christmas with trees everywhere at entry-level a display of all the gingerbread houses from the contest.

Thank Lewis B
Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting Whitaker Center! We're so glad to hear you love our Science Center and our beautiful and festive holiday decorations. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and that we get to welcome you back again soon! Thanks! Deb

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently visited the Whitaker center for the IMAX movie theater. This time we watched The Polar Express. This was my first time at the Whitaker center and really enjoyed it. I went with my wife and 3 kids. We purchased our tickets online so...More

Thank Dan A
Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting Whitaker Center and Select Medical Digital Cinema! We're so glad you and your family enjoyed watching The Polar Express 3D on our gigantic, four-stories-tall screen! We can't wait to welcome you back to Harsco Science Center - there is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find with GPS, parking was difficult not knowing the area & very expensive. Once inside, no signage giving indication where to go to get tickets. Grandchildren enjoyed but a nursery school there and crowed in one area. Thought it was pricey for what...More

Thank Genze9
Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your visit to Whitaker Center with your grandchildren! We hope they were able to enjoy our extra special holiday fun. If you're local, we recommend a family membership - they're on sale for only $90 through Cyber Monday (11/26) and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kids, 11 and 13, found plenty to have fun with. Hands on fun and learning, self guided exploration. The IMAX documentaries are always neat. Staff is helpful and pleasant. Worth the drive up from Baltimore.More

Thank cookieintern
Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for making the drive up from Baltimore to visit Whitaker Center and for leaving us such a stellar review! We're so glad to hear you and your 11 and 13-year-old enjoyed not only our hands-on learning, but also our great selection...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

There are so many options to consider when visiting the Whitaker Center. From hands on learning with science oriented fun attractions to shows and movies (some are 3D but all are projected on a big screen). The gift shop is fabulous for kids of all...More

Thank J G
Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We couldn't agree more - there is so much to do at Whitaker Center, and our big screen is the perfect place to catch a 3D documentary or Hollywood film! We hope...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Crazy me took 3 6 year olds during summer vacation. They loved it! I loved that they had engaging activities that kept them busy for hours. How did I live here for 20 years and not have gone before?!? We did the IMAX which is...More

Thank Kelly H
Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting Whitaker Center! You're so right about our engaging activities - our hands-on exhibits make for great entertainment and even better education (and the hurricane simulator is a fan favorite!). We can't wait to welcome you back to Whitaker Center...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have attended may concerts at The Whitaker Center and the sound quality is superb. This hall has no issues with echo or reverb. I would not hesitate to attend another show at this facility.

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Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review about our great venue and concerts! We appreciate your patronage and your kind words, and we hope to welcome you back to Whitaker Center again soon! Deb

Reviewed 1 November 2017

My husband and I were in the area due to our anniversary. We were at the Center for an Imax presentation. Because of the Franklin Institute I was aware of Imax presentations. My husband is from a rural area and had no idea this existed....More

Thank ionesagem
Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you so much for visiting Whitaker Center and for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so glad you enjoyed meeting our wonderful staff, visiting our gift shop, and your viewing of National Parks Adventure 3D. It truly is such a great...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

It is a plaza in the middle of the city...Has restaurant, movie theater, commercial offices, food court etc...More

Thank Serge Q
Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you so much for visiting us and for taking the time to write a review! Be sure to check our website often to find out what new and exciting events are scheduled - with options for cinema, science, and shows, there's always something fun...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
6 July 2016|
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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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