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Whitaker Center

222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2113
+1 717-214-2787
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Excellent Science Museum for all ages!

Visited over the Memorial Day Weekend with my 10 year old son. Science Center has 3 floors of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marc M
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Levittown, Pennsylvania
Fantastic opportunity for adults and children to explore!!!!

Don't miss this gem!! Explore the wonders of science and technology at the beautiful downtown... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
hotstot
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Enola PA
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222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2113
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited over the Memorial Day Weekend with my 10 year old son. Science Center has 3 floors of kid-friendly, interactive exhibits. We spent about an hour and a half on Sunday, but could have easily spent more! Can't wait to come back with the whole...More

Thank Marc M
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Marc, thank you so much for visiting over the holiday weekend and taking the time to let others know about your experience. Ten is a great age to take advantage of all three floors. If you're local, you may want to think about investing in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this gem!! Explore the wonders of science and technology at the beautiful downtown Whitaker Center.

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

Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to share about your experience! We greatly appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Great show, intimate venue, every seat was great! Loved the entire show. My only complaint is that they had a bar service in the lobby charging people for plastic cups ($5 dollars a piece, just for cups) if you wanted to bring any alcoholic beverages...More

Thank radishbk
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks so much for attending a Whitaker Center show and letting us know about your issues. The cup program is brand new so we absolutely appreciate hearing about how we can better serve our guests and improve. We agree that patrons should be made aware...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

DO NOT ATTEND A PERFORMANCE HERE IF YOU ARE FROM OUT OF TOWN AND DON'T HAVE A SECRET PARKING SPACE. On our first visit we were trapped for over an hour in a line exiting a parking garage, with the parking toll rising all the...More

Thank gnd46gnd
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments regarding your difficulty parking. Unfortunately, Whitaker Center doesn't control any of the parking facilities in Harrisburg so we're unable to make changes to the cost or hours of operation. We would love for you to return in the future and...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

I've seen many shows at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg. There's really two venues here, one upstairs and one downstairs with a little more personal show. It has a classic theater feel to it serving adult beverages in the lobby before the shoe and between...More

Thank drftr09
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you so much for checking out one of our shows! We always appreciate hearing about your experiences at Whitaker Center. We're working on some new shows for the future so keep an eye on our social media for updates!

Reviewed 2 April 2017

The only thing we visited was the IMAX theater, but it was a very nice facility that offers many varied kinds of activities. The show we saw was great, and I would definitely return to explore more of this fine venue.

Thank LisaJane222
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Lisa, thanks so much for visiting! We definitely hope you'll come back and explore more of what we have to offer. This summer we're debuting a new documentary, Walking With Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet, in conjunction with our exhibit "Dinosaur Discovery." Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 7 March 2017

I have been coming to The Whitaker Center ever since it opened up! First on special Daddy/Daughter dates and now on fun dates with my Hubby! The shows are sooooo special and you learn A LOT! So they'd be perfect for homeschooled children!! The quality...More

Thank Donna S
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Donna, thank you so much for your loyalty and for your glowing review! We really appreciate you sharing your insider knowledge with our guests! In case you didn't know, Harrisburg just partnered with a new parking app, Parkmobile, that offers some discounts for street parking...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Elisha B
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

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...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

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.

1  Thank CAJACOBY1
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

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!

Reviewed 14 February 2017

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.More

Thank bittenatthebayside
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

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...More

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ShivoniAlex
Would this science center be appropriate for a 12 & 14 yr old? Or would the State Museum of Pa be better for older kids? Any suggestions I only have a day to spend in Harrisburg. Thanks in Advance.
5 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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