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Whitaker center is a great place to visit for adults and children. We have taken our grandchildren... read more

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Lee B
A new experience with each visit

There's always lots going on at the Whitaker center. Programs for every budget, including free... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

Whitaker center is a great place to visit for adults and children. We have taken our grandchildren there for the science area. We also go there frequently for IMAX movies. Since it is in downtown Harrisburg, parking can be an issue.

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Reviewed yesterday

There's always lots going on at the Whitaker center. Programs for every budget, including free events! Follow their calender, you'll be guaranteed to find something to do of interest for yourself, your date, a visiting guest or your children. There is something to see or...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time at the Whitaker center for a concert and was surprised at how nice the place was and well decorated for the holidays. Plenty of dining option on street level nearby.

Thank 994coreyb
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great venue! Fantastic show! No need for large screens at this theater. Every seat is easy viewing of the stage. Well maintained. Attached parking garage for covered access. Well kept bathroom facilities. Only drawback was the parking fee. We went on a Friday night. Arrived...More

Thank 5ifamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw Home Free at the Whitaker Center...I loved this venue. It was a smaller venue which was really nice. We had awesome seats but I am not sure that there would have been a bad seat in the house. The seats were comfortable, I...More

Thank Kristine412
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a Saturday night in November, we caught the Broadway Show"Newsies" at the Sunoco Performance Theater, which is a part of the Whitaker Center. The show was put on by 696 seats within the Orchestra, Mezzanine, and Balcony levels. and they did a marvelous job....More

Thank Cakes77
Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your patronage of Whitaker Center and for taking the time to leave us a review! I also had the great pleasure of watching Theatre Harrisburg's Disney's Newsies in our theater and it was a marvelous show. You're right about the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with extend family, 8 kids between ages of 2-6 and several parents/grandparents. There were plenty fo activities for the kids to do, and more for kids even older. It was remarkably not crowded, even on a Saturday! Great way to spend a few...More

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

Thank you so much for visiting Whitaker Center and for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so happy to hear that your family all enjoyed their visit - having a three-story science center is a surefire way to make sure there is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in August and had a great time with our boys ages 9 and 11. There was so much for them to do. They loved the hurricane simulator and the exhibit where they could lift a 690 lb globe. They had exhibits that taught...More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review; we're so glad you and your boys had fun at Harsco Science Center. The hurricane simulator is my favorite exhibit, too! We appreciate your patronage and support of our nonprofit, and we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Whitaker center in Harrisburg pa with the grand kids and had such a good time. Hands on environment for the kids and kids at heart to explore and see just how things work and why. Great place to spend quality time with...More

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

Thank you so much for your patronage of Whitaker Center and for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so glad to hear you and your grand kids had a good time exploring our science center. We can't wait to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018

We always visit science museums - this was a smaller one compared to Philadelphia's Franklin Institute or Baltimore's MD science center but still very nice with great exhibits for kids young and old. And this is the first music and video hands on exhibits i...More

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

Thank you so much for visiting Whitaker Center and for taking the time to leave us a review (I apologize for the late response time - somehow I missed your review!). We're so glad to hear you enjoyed our science center, especially exhibits like our...More

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saramay
25 March 2018|
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Response from dantheman8558 | 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
2 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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Response from Priscilla K | Reviewed this property |
I took my 10-year old to the Science Center, and she really enjoyed it. So did I, and I am a middle school and high school science teacher. The center has displays and interactive areas that will appeal to the younger crowd... More
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