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Whitaker Center

222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17963
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Ranked #8 of 23 attractions in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Science Museums
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Kingston, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

loved the museum and all the interactive activities for young and old alike. I think I may have actually had more fun then the kids and they had a blast. Nicely laid out and very "user friendly" there wasn't an exhibit that wasn't enjoyed by us all. We missed the IMax but will make sure next visit we do that... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

In 2010, I went here on a field trip with my 12th grade science class to see Surgery Live and the museum. Surgery Live was very, very interesting and I would definitely recommend it. Some parts of the museum were designed for younger (maybe middle-school aged kids), but there is still plenty to see and exhibits that will entertain older... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My son had a great time and it was included in my children's museum membership so it was free to get in which was awesome. Defiantly a nice place to take kids under 10.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Went with my teen daughter (who remembers the old Whitaker Center) and 3 boys age 4, 6, and 9. It was ok - kids had a decent time, but I definitely feel like Whitaker Center used to be far more educational AND fun - for those who don't know, this was originally "The Science Museum" and used to be housed... More

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The whole family was visiting for the holidays and we decided to take the kids. Everyone had a great time. They have different experiments for all ages. We were there for hours and nobody got bored.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Took the grand kids (4 and 5) to the science center on a cold winter day. We had fun and learned a bit but several (more than 5 or 6) exhibits did not work or were in need of repair/maintenance. We adults were disappointed. Ticket prices seemed high as well; $12.50 for kids and $14.00 discount tickets for adults.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

This is the most disappointing "science" center I have been to. Kids (4&5) ran through it in about 45 minutes and had to be forced to stay longer. Overpriced and a bore to children if all ages. On tip of that, downtown Harrisburg sucks. There is nothing to do for families, but head right to the car and get out... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Our two families went here and had a blast. Great collection of material to see and most importantly interact with. Our kids were from 10-1 and they all had a great time. Parking could be a pain here but it is worth the stop.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Whitaker Science Centre was everyone's favorite on this trip. Although not very large the science center offers variety and fun activities for children of any age.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I visited the Whitaker Center with fellow teachers for a teacher's open house. It was a lot of fun. I've been there numerous times and found them all to be enjoyable and informative. I'm from Richmond, VA and they have a really great Science Museum. It seems like the Whitaker Center is somewhat on the small side, and after going... More

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