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Whitaker Center

222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17963
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Ranked #10 of 25 Attractions in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Daughter and grandaughter joined me for the CPYB performance. It was wonderful, the three of us enjoyed ourselves.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The grandkids had a good time with the exhibits that we're working.This place needs some upkeep and maintenance and a few more workers to clean up the mess.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My 12 year old and my 10 year old loved it! Anyone that has kids of this age knows how hard it is to entertain them without the TV and video games but this was a success!

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