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Whitaker Center

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Address: 222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17963
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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.

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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!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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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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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Just completed yet another concert performance at this theater, and as with every time, I'm impressed with the place. Fairly small and intimate, and nearly acoustically perfect. This place is a feast for the eyes as well as for the ears. I've heard patrons and performers both rave about the theater. This is a real gem in the heart of... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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