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Whitaker Center

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Address: 222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17963
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Hands on entertainment

We took our granddaughters to this wonderful, hands on facility. There were so many different areas to touch and do while learning about our world and how it works. An employee... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Randleman, North Carolina
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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45 attraction reviews
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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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6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Randleman, North Carolina
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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We took our granddaughters to this wonderful, hands on facility. There were so many different areas to touch and do while learning about our world and how it works. An employee wandered around to be helpful as needed, and he was needed. A couple of the items were not working, which was sad. However, we would recommend this place for... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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73 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Excellent, gated exploratory area for children 5 and under including water table with fountains, dams, etc. Also intriguing exhibits re: force and motion (make and race cars), industry (movement system for beads of "product"), engineering (build a bridge you can walk on). Other exhibit areas for health, disasters, entertainment, sound. Lovely, clean indoor site with adjacent garage parking (cost us... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We went to see Take 147 and Mary Lambert on March 31st. What a great show. All of the staff were extremely helpful and the venue was very clean and beautiful. The show itself had amazing sound with a quick and efficient change over in between. The drinks at intermission were a tad over priced, but that's to be expected... More 

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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Easy in Easy out Road Trip for quality shows. Free street parking after 7pm. Enjoyed pre Show at Mcgrath's Irish Pub and Restaurants just a few blocks away with great Irish Fare, huge portions and Happy Hour pre show til 7PM

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I visited the Science Center and was delighted to take my 20-month old daughter through three floors of exhibits. The exhibits appeal to children of all ages and interests. The exhibits are designed to be enjoyed by one to three persons at a time so this may be a drawback if you visit during a high volume day. My daughter... More 

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