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Address: 222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone Number: 17172142787
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Took my two grandsons to the Whitaker Center and they loved it. There are learning experiences for all ages from toddlers on up. Especially when the parent is active in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Seymour1860
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my two grandsons to the Whitaker Center and they loved it. There are learning experiences for all ages from toddlers on up. Especially when the parent is active in the visit. There is always a large special exhibit on the ground floor. This summer it is the Guitar, including a chance to play an acoustic and an electric guitar.... More 

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Kait M, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting! We're so glad you were able to take your grandsons to check out the Guitar exhibit. Hopefully they got a chance to make a little music! Our latest documentary, National Parks Adventure 3D, opens on Friday so there will be something new for you to check out on your next trip! More 

pa
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was friendly, helpful and professional and the seats were good, (They went out of their way to help my daughter gain entry in a wheelchair.) Very limited options at the concession stand. Parking fees are quite expensive for a small town ($12 for 2 hours and 10 minutes).

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Kait M, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting! We're so glad our staff was able to accommodate you and your family and we'll definitely pass along your kind words to them. Next time you're here and need some more food options, right outside of our gift shop is On the Way Cafe with a wide and varying menu. We're also attached to Strawberry... More 

Gettysburg, PA
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249 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We went with our Girl Scout Troop for a class on gardening. It was very interesting and it held the girls attention. We explored the muesum and the girls AND parents had a blast. We all learned something that day! Tons of hands on activites that everyone enjoyed. I would def suggest you go on a weekday when it may... More 

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Kait M, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind words! It sounds like you got here during one of our peak times so you definitely saw the Whitaker Center in full action! We love having the Girl Scout troops visit and we're always so grateful that they enjoy our demonstrations. We hope to see you again soon! PS- Sorry... More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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247 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The Whitaker Center is a go to place for small concerts, performances, SOME Hollywood movies, IMAX movies and it's setup to be half Science Center. The parking here can be bad, largely because they don't have parking, so you have to use a downtown facility or park on the street, which can be annoying. Great place, though.

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Kait M, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Joe, thanks so much for the kind review! Keep an eye out for our Hollywood film this summer. If you aren't already, we recommend parking in the Walnut Street Garage. The elevator will bring you directly to Whitaker Center. We hope to see you again soon! More 

York, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

This place is amazing. We went on a Sunday and everything else was closed, so that part wasn't great. But when we got into the Whitaker center we had an absolute blast. We had our 7 month old with us, he absolutely loved every minute of it. There is a little area of great stuff for babies his age! The... More 

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Kait M, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Jill, thank you so much for visiting and for your kind words! We're so happy we were able to accommodate you and your family. We hope your son finds more and more things to explore as he gets older! More 

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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the science center portion. (There is a movie portion and does concerts as well). We went with a 3 month old, 2 and 6 year old and they had a blast. We spent approx 2+ hrs. After that grabbed some lunch in the food court across the street. We parked on the street. Super easy. Don't bring a... More 

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Kait M, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting! It sounds like the kids were at a great age range to enjoy the science center! Maybe on a return visit you'll be able to check out the Select Medical Digital Cinema. Thanks for offering such great advice for others! More 

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36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Last evening I had the pleasure of attending the Ann Wilson Thing concert at the Whitaker Center. If you have never heard a concert there, you are missing out on experiencing an excellent, intimate venue. I have had seats in many sections of the threatre; all with a good view and great listening. My seats for this concert were the... More 

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Kait M, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Brad, Thanks so much for coming out to the "Ann Wilson Thing." We definitely agree-she sounded awesome! We're so glad you enjoyed your seats. Thank you for your continued patronage and we hope to see you at one of our upcoming shows soon! More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Have attended many events in the Sunoco Center for the Performing Arts. Not a bad seat in the house although my wife finds the second balcony a bit intimidating because of the height.

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Kait M, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

William, Thank you and your wife for your continued support of Whitaker Center! We've got a lot of great shows coming up in the next few months so we hope to see you again soon! More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

The Whitaker Center was a lovely little visit with our children. It has 3 floors. The first 2 floors had many things the 1 year old could enjoy. I thought the 3rd floor (basement) was for older children and we didn't spend a lot of time there. We will definitely go back. Our 1 year old had a great time.... More 

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Kait M, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Hi, Mona! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit us over the weekend! For your next trip back, there is a ramp at Walnut Street garage on our floor, it's a little bit further down from the elevator itself. I apologize if you were referring to something else! Thanks again and we hope to see you and your... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

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

Roger, thanks so much for sharing such a positive review! We're glad you and your family enjoyed your time at Whitaker! We hope to see you back soon. More 

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