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Whitaker Center

Address: 222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17963
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Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Type: Science Museums, Museums

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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I had the pleasure of viewing Jerusalem 3D at this wonderful hands-on science center. I didn't have time to tour the museum today and was delighted that I could just purchase a ticket ( reasonably ) for the theater without an additional entrance fee.

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New Providence, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Wonderful show, great small theater, so much effort to make everyone feel at home, they even had a beautiful choir to entertain us before the show, easy to park in the dry and not to far to get to the theater from the parking lot.

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Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Our family was camping in the area and we needed an nice indoor activity during a rainy day. We took our 8 month old son to the Whitaker Center and had a blast! Its $19 for each adult, $13.50 for each kid from 3-12, so its a bit pricey. However you do get a lot of activities. There are 3... More 

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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This science center is located in downtown Harrisburg. There is plenty of hands-on stuff for kids. They have exhibits discussing motion, movie making, and nutrition, among others. Its not a very large place, but it had several good exhibits. There is a public parking garage nearby that was about $10 for a few hours. The center is connected to a... More 

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Centralpa
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148 reviews 148 reviews
56 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Excellent movie teather for 3 D movies. Lots of neat displays. In center city so parking is a slight problem.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went to 2 concerts this summer which where held at the Whitaker Center...awesome concerts, awesome place. Something is always going on here whether it's for children or adults. Lots to do for all ages.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Whitaker Center is very versatile and exciting for just about anyone. The science center constantly changes up the main exhibit to make repeated trips something different each time. With the large theater and IMAX, the center also scores gigs with some impressive musical and theatrical acts, and from time to time screen major blockbusters. Definitely worth checking out as... More 

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Annville
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My kids went last year for the first time and enjoyed it, so we tried it again this year and invited the cousins. Four kids (9, 6, 6 and almost 4). Some of the "games" were not working properly. The kids enjoyed the Ice Age exhibit.

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Westminster, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a hands-on "STEM" science technology engineering math experience. We spent 3 hours there and could have spent more with our 6 year old grandson. Being educators it was one of the best experiences we have had at this type of venue. Parking was super-convenient at the Walnut St. Parking garage.

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philadelphia, pa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Always a favorite with the kids. It can be a bit daunting when the day camps descend but we managed to miss the bulk of them

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