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Whitaker Center

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Address: 222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17963
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good for childrens

there is theater, kids movies, kids activities. childrens love it. we adult can go there have some fun and be kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Chow Z
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

there is theater, kids movies, kids activities. childrens love it. we adult can go there have some fun and be kids.

Thank Chow Z
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

The day we went was our first visit. Parking was an issue and I was so glad I brought her stroller along. It was a LONG walk to get to the place from the parking garage. The day we were there I would say at least 40% of the "attractions" for the little kids were not working??? I honestly felt... More 

Thank Diane S
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, USA
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Saw "Menopause the Musical" here on a Saturday afternoon. Great show, and the acoustics and seating in the theater really enhanced the performance. This is the fourth show I've seen here, and have never been disappointed. Nice museum, nice educational indoor playground, great staff and gift shop. Whitaker Center is a real jewel in Harrisburg! I love going here!

Thank MarinHtown
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Trips to teh Whitaker Center are a given with the grandchildren. Whenever a new exhibit is presented it a sure thing to include one or multiple trips so everyone can enjoy the experience. Whitaker Center is a great place to take children, very family freindly and a fun experience in the middle of winter, on a rainy day or to... More 

Thank SeeBaker
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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142 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is an excellent venue for plays, concerts or really anything. There is not a bad seat in the place. Was there two weeks ago to see an acoustic session and the sound was marvelous. The seats are comfortable and you are never blocked by another (unless they are extremely tall)

1 Thank Patty B
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This is an interesting science center, with an IMAX theater. I live close by, and been there often, mainly for the theater. One thing that amazes me is how few people attend the place. The exhibits are great, though not as good as other science centers. It's within a block or two of a parking garage, so that is handy.

Thank Michael B
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Whitaker Center was a very fun and exciting experience. We visited the center while on vacation in the Hershey area. We had a day that was rainy all day long. So my 11 year old son and I headed to the Whitaker Center. I am so glad we did. Everything in the place is hands on and kid friendly.... More 

Thank jflit1121
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

There is a little bit of something for everyone at this location. We've done plays, movies and the science center. Good central city location and near 2 parking garages.

Thank Jennifer G
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke played here when it first opened. He said it may have been the most perfect space for sound he had ever played in. Great aucustics in the Sunoco Theater!

Thank Kilr0y_Waz_Here
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

There is something for all age levels at Whitaker, including preschool age kiddos. The educational opportunities are physical and interactive and the staff is so helpful. You can build a bridge and walk on it to see if you were successful, build and race model cars and paper airplanes. The Health section is engaging and fun. Every year the holiday... More 

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