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Address: 222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2113
Phone Number: 17172142787
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2016
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Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Whitaker Center is in center city Harrisburg. Parking is convenient in a connected parking garage. We visited specifically to see a special guitar exhibit. It was well done and interesting but that alone was not worth the parking or museum admission cost, and other exhibits were not too impressive. Some exhibits were broken or not open. Even pencils needed... More 

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

As the IMAX screen is great to watch a movie, it is a shame that the parking for this visit was dictated by non-working parking meters that wouldn't accept credit cards, and would only take loose change which I did not have. The other option was the parking garage that cost $12.00 to park, (for a little over 2 hours).... More 

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

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to visit and catch a film at our Select Medical Digital Cinema. Whitaker Center does not own or operate any of the parking facilities so we have no control over the cost or maintenance. We greatly appreciate you sharing the knowledge with other patrons that parking is free after 7; we hope this is... More 

Philly
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314 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended an IMAX presentation and honestly was not as impressed by the 3-d nor wrap-around feature I've seen at other science museums. This is a small intimate venue, feels cramped inside, and takes a bit of stairs once you exit. We came on a weekend when city activities were slow paced and we got in and out no prob. There's... More 

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

Hi, Tom. Thanks for visiting and for the constructive comments and observations. All of our documentaries run between 40-45 minutes typically and we always encourage visitors who are visiting the Select Medical Digital Cinema and Harsco Science Center to purchase a combo ticket to save some money so I hope you were able to take advantage of that! We appreciate... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

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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68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

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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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

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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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

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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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
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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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104 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 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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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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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 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 

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