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Whitaker Center

222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17963
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Ranked #8 of 24 attractions in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My 12 year old and my 10 year old loved it! Anyone that has kids of this age knows how hard it is to entertain them without the TV and video games but this was a success!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Parking at the Hilton Hotel is convenient and the programs are always fun for the kids. It's a great way to spend the afternoon.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wow! Just wow. Our daughter came to visit from Florida and Whitaker Center was first on the list. If you have not visited an IMAX theater before, this visit is highly recommended. The museum is definitely a winner. We had an urban hike all over Harrisburg and visited many attractions and restaurants. There are many wonderful things to see and... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Home of the Only IMAX in Central PA...well maintained facility in the heart of downtwon Harrisburg. Lots of garage parking avialble around Strawberry Square.

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Kingston, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
19 helpful votes 19 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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