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Address: 222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2113
Phone Number: 17172142787
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Summer Camp Program

My son is attending the summer day camp at the Whitaker Center this week. Every night he comes home with a huge smile on his face and telling me about all the amazing things they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
eilingle
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Caught the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band show. The Whitaker auditorium is very well set up and there isn't a bad view (we were in the balcony). Be mindful of the parking time. The kiosks for "checking out" weren't all working and there was a considerable delay leaving. This meant we were 2 minutes overtime and got nailed for a full... More 

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

Hi, Greg! Thanks for coming to see Kenny Wayne Shepherd; he put on a great show! Unfortunately, Whitaker Center does not own or control the parking garage so we have no say in their parking rates or fees. We appreciate your visit and hope you'll come back soon to see one of our many upcoming performances! More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've found Whitaker Center to be a bit pricey for many of its offerings. They used to offer a wider range of musical acts in their theatre space, but that's been quite a number of years ago. The science center is a bit small, so to it never really seems to be a good value for what they typically charge.

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

Hi, Wendy! We appreciate that you've been a longtime patron at Whitaker Center. If you haven't already, definitely check out our events calendar for this upcoming fall. We've got theater performances, musicians, comedians, and more at Sunoco Performance Theater! We hope you find something you'll enjoy! More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of the things were not working properly at the museum/science center.... they need some new displays... It was just ok..... could be so much better if they updated some things and ensured all displays and things were in working order.

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Thank tlfisher04
Kait M, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit. While we're always trying to ensure that our displays are in top working order, some exhibits take longer than others to be repaired due to the nature of how they must be fixed. We hope you're able to visit in the future and see the improvements we're working on. Thanks... More 

Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son is attending the summer day camp at the Whitaker Center this week. Every night he comes home with a huge smile on his face and telling me about all the amazing things they learned.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're so glad your son is enjoying himself. We'll definitely pass this along to our camp instructors and let them know what a great job they're doing. More 

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared to pay $25 to park in the Walnut Street Garage for a Saturday afternoon. Consider comparing that cost with metered street parking.

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

Thanks for offering advice to our patrons! Hope you enjoyed your trip! More 

Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place in south side of Harrisburg. Saw Bacon Brothers in concert. Not a bad seat in the house. Seats maybe 400 on main floor. Very close to the stage. First couple of rows in the orchestra pit area so seats were not fixed. All other seats were regular movie theater type seats very comfortable. Even balconies were close to... More 

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Thank DiggerDan14
Kait M, Marketing Coordinator at Whitaker Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting, Dan! You picked an awesome show to see. You're correct in stating how close the seats were--none of our seats are more than 65-feet from the stage! Hope you got to try one of the restaurants! More 

Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a hot summer day to beat the heat. Overall a clean environment with friendly staff. There is 3 levels with different mostly hands on exhibits. For example, one of the exhibits is the guitar exhibit, which features different guitars. This exhibit changes quite often so it isn't always guitars. Very fun experience for little kids, they can... More 

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

Hi, Tia! Thanks so much for visiting! It sounds like you hit most of our attractions so we appreciate you making the most out of your trip. We love Journey to Space 3D! We'll have a new exhibit next summer in place of Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World so we hope you can come check it out! More 

Mechancisburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there to see Graham Nash and it was our first visit there. It is a beautiful place and many things to do and see inside. Parking garage at Strawberry Square works fantastic as a parking place with an easy indoor walk to Whitaker Center.

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

Thank you so much for visiting! You picked a great first show to see--we loved Graham Nash! We've got a full concert schedule this summer and fall so don't be a stranger! Thanks for your kind words. More 

York, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is wonderful. Great seating, with comfort in mind. Super staff and people to help both seniors and families. Most of all, the Whitaker Center is one of the very few promoters and backers of both performers, and artists that are outstanding. This is not the GIANT center, thankfully. Here, you get a more intimate feel and it leaves you... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! No seat in our theater is more than 65-feet away from the stage so we're glad to hear you appreciate the intimacy of our shows! We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again soon! More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very diverse in the area of entertainment and the arts, I personally haven't taken in the I Max as an experience, but hear that its worth the going too.

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

Hi, there! Thanks for taking the time to write such a kind review! We hope the next time you're in the area, you get the chance to take in a film on our four-story screen! More 

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