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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
Joanna H
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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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Manassas, Virginia
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We took three grandkids ages 6, 12 and 13 to the Whitaker and we all had a great time. At first, the kids just ran to each exhibit and pushed all the buttons or pushed all the levers. After the initial adrenaline rush, and the realization that they had more time to spend here, we started explaining to them which... More 

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Solvay, New York, United States
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40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We loved the whitaker center. We loved the exhibit on animation, although I think it may be a temporary exhibit, which is too bad because it was our favorite exhibit. We enjoyed making our own stop motion animation. We spent a good hour in this area and would have stayed longer but the museum was closing. Our youngest child really... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This offers a chance to explore the world through the concept of the IMAX theater. A collection of 3-D movies that will wow you every minute of the movie. A must do for Harrisburg, Pa!

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York, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
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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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Address: 222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17963
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg

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