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Address: 222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2113
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+1 717-214-2787

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Great indoor fun!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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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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Thank debiperl
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 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

First class high quality programs. We have never been dissapointed . We always bring children and friends. We all love it.

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

Lewis, thanks so much for visiting and for taking the time to write about your experience. We're so lucky to have loyal visitors such as yourself. Have a great holiday season! More 

Watkins Glen, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Visited this large facility for a comedy show recently, and it was a beautiful old 3 story performance theater. The staff were all nice, and it was a great time all around. It looked like there were many other fun things to enjoy there too, including an IMAX theater I believe, but we didn't have time to check them all... More 

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

Hi, Paul! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and review us. We really enjoyed the show so we're so glad you got to catch it! We'd love for you to come back and see our Harsco Science Center and the four-story screen in Select Medical Digital Cinema! More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We got to play the largest guitar in the world when we went to see the guitar exhibit with my granddaughter . It was very interesting to find out about all the different materials guitars can be made from. Also found out what guitars certain artist liked to play. There are many other things to do at the science center.... More 

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

Mary, thank you so much for taking the time to visit! We really appreciate hearing your kind words. We loved the guitar exhibit and we're glad you and your granddaughter did too! We'll be debuting a new limited-run exhibit this summer so we hope to see you again! More 

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