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Whitaker Center

222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2113
+1 717-217-2787
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Excellent Learning Activity for Family Fun

Wife and I took our grandchildren here and all of us learned and especially enjoyed the Flight of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TODD L
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Parking is a Rip Off

My G/F and I went to see Kenny Wayne Shepard the other weekend. Concert was great. Seats were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Zap3852
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Harrisburg, PA
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
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“imax theater” (15 reviews)
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222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2113
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+1 717-217-2787
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I took our grandchildren here and all of us learned and especially enjoyed the Flight of the Butterfly 3D movie

Thank TODD L
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Todd, thanks so much for visiting and for your kind words! We're so glad you and your family enjoyed the visit. Keep an eye on our website for any new documentaries!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My G/F and I went to see Kenny Wayne Shepard the other weekend. Concert was great. Seats were great. But when you leave the Center to go to the Parking Garage there is a machine to pay your parking stub. Well that costs $30 for...More

Thank Zap3852
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thanks for purchasing tickets to Kenny Wayne Shepherd and we're glad to hear you enjoyed the show. He's one of our favorite performers and we always look forward to seeing him! The parking garages and street parking are controlled by the city so Whitaker Center,...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff was very helpful and friendly and the attractions were very entertaining. I went with an 12 and 11 year old and we had a blast! There is also a smaller kids play area which would be ideal for younger children. It is small,...More

Thank catie1110
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Catie, thanks so much for visiting and for taking the time to write about your experience! We'll pass on your kind words to our staff and we're so glad to hear you and your guests enjoyed the visit. We hope to see you again soon....More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Unusual place: it's a science venue for kids, a sometimes art gallery, and a venue for some tried and true--and some not so well-known--musical acts. So, go to the website well in advance and check out the performers who come there. Often they are en...More

Thank RBM1813
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting and for taking the time to tell others about our venue. It's definitely one of a kind! Our website is the best place to check for new shows, as well as signing up for our eblasts. With three venues and...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

The Whitaker Center is such a great place! You learn and experience a lot of cool activities. This place makes every youth appreciate science. I also watched a play at the Whitaker Center! It very clean here. I really enjoyed every experience I've had at...More

Thank itTakesLoveAndHugs
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for such a kind review! It sounds like you're a frequent visitor and we really appreciate your patronage. We definitely strive to instill an early love of science and the arts for even our youngest guests. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed this visit as a solo adult but it is AWESOME for kids. I remember museums being stuffy and boring but this one has tons of interactive things to do.More

Thank billsfriend
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for stopping by to leave kind words about Whitaker Center! We love having a place where everyone can learn by doing and we think interaction is the best way to make it fun for kids--and adults! We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My family was on a trip to Hershey, and decided to take part of the day to come to Harrisburg. Our McKinley Museum membership from Ohio gave us reciprocal admission to the Whitaker Center, so we decided to take advantage. We were very pleased with...More

Thank bamjones
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you so much for making the trip to visit us! We're so thrilled you got to take advantage of the science center while you were in the area. Backstage Studio is one of our favorites too. We'll keep listening for a shout out in...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017

Mostly enjoyed by kids under 12. Clean facility but entirely too many exhibits not working or not working properly, especially on the second level. Very disappointed in that. Was pleasantly surprised that they offer a AAA discount. The attached parking garage was a bonus but...More

Thank Charles D
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hi, Charles! Thanks so much for visiting our facility and taking the time to leave a review. Due to the hands-on nature of the science center, our exhibits experience some wear and tear. While we always strive to get exhibits back in working order as...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Went with 5 yr old grandson and 7 yr old granddaughter to see the dinosaur exhibit. The bonus was being able to enjoy all the hands-on exhibits at the science center. 3 levels to explore with most of the exhibits being permanent. Lots to see...More

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Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and share about your experience with others! The app discount is a great offering and we're so glad to see our patrons taking advantage of it to make the most out of their visit. We hope...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

good experience for imax & small stage concerts. beverages available for purchase. easy access from attached parking garage

Thank frank k
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Frank, glad you had some enjoyable visits to Whitaker Center! It sounds like you've been to see a few shows with us so hopefully you've checked out all the great acts coming this summer and fall. Thanks for sharing your review!

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Saresa S
1 July 2017|
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Response from Elisha B | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend it for slightly older kids. There are things to do and if they are tagging along for siblings' sake, yes. But it's not worth it just for them. Wait until after at least 2, then they'll start fitting in... More
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ShivoniAlex
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Response from paymeami2 | Reviewed this property |
I disagree! I think 12 and 14year olds can enjoy the Science Center ALOT! Granted the may not squeal and run like younger ones but it is cool. TAKE THEM!!!!
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