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Whitaker Center

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Address: 222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone Number: 17172142787
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Fun Things to do with the Kids

Nice place to visit, many interesting things to do with the kids to keep them occupied and burn off some energy. Adults also can join in on the fun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Roger H
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place to visit, many interesting things to do with the kids to keep them occupied and burn off some energy. Adults also can join in on the fun.

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Thank Roger H
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is situated next to the Hilton Hotel and connected to Strawberry Square. There are so many interactive displays and things going on. It's good to check the schedule.

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Thank Taylor J
Kait-Whitaker, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

TJ, thanks for stopping by to visit and letting other know about our convenient access! Hope you make it back soon! More 

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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Whitaker Center continues to deliver great exhibit experiences and concerts and movies for families. We really enjoyed the Youth Ballet!!! We loved the Todd Rungren concert, and we've enjoyed dozens of IMAX movies over the years. The Center hosted my organization's Gala for 7 straight years and every year got better, more interesting and more fun. We've also found,... More 

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Thank Kelly L
Kait-Whitaker, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Kelly, thanks so much for your continued patronage! Todd put on a great show, we're glad you were able to enjoy it! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I go each year on New Years Day to watch a movie at their IMAX theater. It's a great way to start the year. Not a huge theater - has a cozy feel about it. Plus, it's a fantastic way to see movies like Star Wars, The Hobbit or Lord of The Rings.

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Thank MMincemoyer
Kait-Whitaker, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind words! That sounds like a great tradition! We look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Potomac, United States
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my 9-year-old daughter here while we stayed in the Hilton. I was glad that our trip to Hershey Park included educational attractions too. Whitaker Center fit the bill.

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Thank Priscilla K
Kait-Whitaker, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and fit in some great local attractions! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Lots to see and do for children and adults. Imax theater is fun. The science area keeps everyone busy and it makes learning fun

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Thank Marie S
Kait-Whitaker, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Marie, thanks so much for the positive review! We hope you're able to make it back soon! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We were visiting family in Philadelphia for Thanksgiving. We (son & grandson) took the Amtrak to the Harrisburg; Whitaker Center is a short walk from the station. We arrived when they opened at 9:30am and pretty much had the place to ourselves for an hour before it started to become populated. There are many interesting interactive exhibits, but as others... More 

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Thank CJ_Ranch
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Is this a Concert Hall, Education Complex, or Just a Place to become Satisfied with life ? Who Knows ? All will happen, and everyone who has been here is looking forward to experiencing it again !!!

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Thank spcharest
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Perfect size for ballet, plays and entertainers. No bad seats completely accessible for persons with disabilities. Very comfortable seats and easy nearby parking, especially on weekends.

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Thank Jay S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

On rainy days we enjoy taking the kids to the Science Center and various activities there. It works out nicely.

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