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Whitaker Center

222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2113
+1 717-217-2787
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Stage of Wonder

The performing art center is modern, well light, and has comfortable seats. I sat on the second... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
travelinggiant
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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Great for Kids

There's a lot to do here for kids. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone if they didn't have young... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
Rachel L
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Newark, Delaware
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“science center” (39 reviews)
“imax theater” (16 reviews)
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222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2113
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

The performing art center is modern, well light, and has comfortable seats. I sat on the second level on the sides and was able to see the majority of the stage. The staff are friendly and helpful.More

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Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Thank you so much for your patronage of Whitaker Center and for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so glad you enjoyed Sunoco Performance Theater. An extra tidbit of cool info: not a single seat in our theater is more than 65...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

There's a lot to do here for kids. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone if they didn't have young kids. There's an IMAX theater and science center.More

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Deb W, Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for visiting Whitaker Center and for leaving us a review! In addition to Select Medical Digital Cinema and Harsco Science Center, we also feature a number of performances in our beautiful Sunoco Performance Theater: comedy, classical music, rock bands, hip-hop, Theater Harrisburg, Central...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Basically, I think it's nice but very over priced. Use a Groupon and park at City Island to avoid $14/15 for parking at the garage. I've been several times and each time a large percentage of exhibits are not working. Frustrating, given the cost. Some...More

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Deb W, Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you so much for your patronage of Whitaker Center and for taking the time to leave us a review! Because of the hands-on nature of our science center, our exhibits experience quite a bit of wear and tear. While we always strive to get...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Really nit much of anything here for adults. If you have kids from around 6-13, they could have a lot of fun. Very interactive stuff.More

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Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thanks so much for visiting Whitaker Center and taking the time to leave a review! We encourage you to try out the same exhibits the kids have a lot of fun with - it's interactive learning fun for everyone! We hope to see you again...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Parking can be a bit of a chore, but once inside there is plenty to keep kids and adults engaged. From learning about weight distribution and earthquakes to animating your own stop-motion video, there's really something for everyone. The toddler area is cute with a...More

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Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you so much for visiting Whitaker Center and Harsco Science Center! We couldn't agree more - there is so much to do for the whole family. If you're a frequent visitor, we highly recommend becoming a member; you'll get lots of great benefits like...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

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

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Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 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.

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Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 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

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Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 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

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Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

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

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Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

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

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saramay
25 March 2018|
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Response from Dan A | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe there is any specific lot. There is on street parking that is limited and you have to pay for that unless you go Sunday or after 5. There are also multiple parking garages in the area you can utilize. I know... More
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Saresa S
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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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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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