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Whitaker Center

Address: 222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17963
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Ranked #7 of 20 Attractions in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Type: Science Museums, Museums

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English first
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I visited the Science Center and was delighted to take my 20-month old daughter through three floors of exhibits. The exhibits appeal to children of all ages and interests. The exhibits are designed to be enjoyed by one to three persons at a time so this may be a drawback if you visit during a high volume day. My daughter... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We tried buying the tickets on line but found out that they were going to charge a fee higher than the price of the ticket... made no sense. We wound up going in early to purchase the tickets and when we got there, the lady at the counter said that it was a private event for ABC and that we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Never been before, I thought it was geared towards kids. Upon entering it was unclear what a ticket was needed for and what was free. specifically went to see 3D Frozen for my 3 year old. Was disappointed that she was unable to view the movie when they had no kid 3D glasses. The glasses were big on me. She... More 

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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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67 reviews 67 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
56 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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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11 reviews 11 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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