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Whitaker Center

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Address: 222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17963
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Great place to take a family!

My husband & I took our three children (ages 7, 4 & 2) to the Whitaker Center on a cold day in March, when outdoor activities were not a good option, and all told had a good time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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York, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I have been to the science center a few time and had a great time. Also I like going to see the 3-D movies always a good time.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

highly recommended for kids of all ages and adults too! Great list of programs going in at different times all year long!!

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Falls Church VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I attended a charity performance for a dance group. It was an evening performance. I found the parking garage scary and pricey ($20), poorly marked signage inside and lots of walking once inside to the theater. The theater was small, chairs comfortable.

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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My husband & I took our three children (ages 7, 4 & 2) to the Whitaker Center on a cold day in March, when outdoor activities were not a good option, and all told had a good time! We watched an IMAX on Panda Bears, which I found fascinating! The children enjoyed the animals, too, but were a bit overwhelmed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I have a membership and what I have found as my grandchildren grow is return trips are lasting shorter and shorter. Their first few visits 2 years ago they didn't want to leave. Now at almost 8 & 5 they seem to run from exhibit to exhibit and after 2 hours they were ready to leave. They definitely have their... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It's a nice museum to just stop in with the kids, lots of hands on stuff, but the exhibits don't change very often.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I attended the STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics) program for girls that was sponsored at this facility with my grand daughter. The layout for the event was easy to maneuver and spacious so the girls could participate in the hands on activities. The parking at the Walnut Street Garage (self pay) is convenient as it adjoins the Center.

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Harrisburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Very nice theater to watch live shows. Fantastic site lines and great acoustics. Comfortable seating. Average prices for good shows (NOT the current big names, though), just 600 or so seats w/2 balconies. You sit VERY close to the bands. Some art in the lobby is worth a short stroll before the show, and they serve alcohol before the show... More 

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Summerdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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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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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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Address: 222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17963
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg

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