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Address: 222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17963
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Hands on entertainment

We took our granddaughters to this wonderful, hands on facility. There were so many different areas to touch and do while learning about our world and how it works. An employee... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Rickydee48
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Randleman, North Carolina
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Summerdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We like to take our grandkids to this museum when we have them on weekends. They always enjoy the hands-on exhibits. However, the parking is getting prohibitively expensive in all of Hbg. The only free parking day is Sunday. We also miss the IMAX theater, they recently converted to a regular big screen movie theater.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Very nice for families but a little to pricey. Lot to do, really enjoy 3d movies. Also enjoy going for jazz concerts. Really enjoyed the children's 12 noon new years party, same day as my granddaughters birthday so we invited some of her friends and family.

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Randleman, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We took our granddaughters to this wonderful, hands on facility. There were so many different areas to touch and do while learning about our world and how it works. An employee wandered around to be helpful as needed, and he was needed. A couple of the items were not working, which was sad. However, we would recommend this place for... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
71 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Excellent, gated exploratory area for children 5 and under including water table with fountains, dams, etc. Also intriguing exhibits re: force and motion (make and race cars), industry (movement system for beads of "product"), engineering (build a bridge you can walk on). Other exhibit areas for health, disasters, entertainment, sound. Lovely, clean indoor site with adjacent garage parking (cost us... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We went to see Take 147 and Mary Lambert on March 31st. What a great show. All of the staff were extremely helpful and the venue was very clean and beautiful. The show itself had amazing sound with a quick and efficient change over in between. The drinks at intermission were a tad over priced, but that's to be expected... More 

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Westminster, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Easy in Easy out Road Trip for quality shows. Free street parking after 7pm. Enjoyed pre Show at Mcgrath's Irish Pub and Restaurants just a few blocks away with great Irish Fare, huge portions and Happy Hour pre show til 7PM

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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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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22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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