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Address: 222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2113
Phone Number: +1 717-214-2787
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Great Day with Grandchildren!

The staff are very friendly and helpful. This was a perfect day with 8 month old crawling infant and 4 year old grandson. Many opportunities for the imagination to blossom... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
debiperl
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are very friendly and helpful. This was a perfect day with 8 month old crawling infant and 4 year old grandson. Many opportunities for the imagination to blossom. Great water table for babies. The table has built in seats great for the little one's to splash and explore. Accessible family/ mother friendly environment. Locker for all the gear,... More 

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

Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind review! The great thing about kids those ages is they'll continue to grow up with Whitaker Center and find something new as they get older! We hope to see you again soon. More 

harrisburg, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First class high quality programs. We have never been dissapointed . We always bring children and friends. We all love it.

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

Lewis, thanks so much for visiting and for taking the time to write about your experience. We're so lucky to have loyal visitors such as yourself. Have a great holiday season! More 

Watkins Glen, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this large facility for a comedy show recently, and it was a beautiful old 3 story performance theater. The staff were all nice, and it was a great time all around. It looked like there were many other fun things to enjoy there too, including an IMAX theater I believe, but we didn't have time to check them all... More 

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

Hi, Paul! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and review us. We really enjoyed the show so we're so glad you got to catch it! We'd love for you to come back and see our Harsco Science Center and the four-story screen in Select Medical Digital Cinema! More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We got to play the largest guitar in the world when we went to see the guitar exhibit with my granddaughter . It was very interesting to find out about all the different materials guitars can be made from. Also found out what guitars certain artist liked to play. There are many other things to do at the science center.... More 

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

Mary, thank you so much for taking the time to visit! We really appreciate hearing your kind words. We loved the guitar exhibit and we're glad you and your granddaughter did too! We'll be debuting a new limited-run exhibit this summer so we hope to see you again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Whitaker Center keeps improving with every change made. I have enjoyed all the years of Ballet and orchestral performances as well as having had many wonderful times with my children. The staff is friendly and helpful, although I would recommend having your tickets in advance if at all possible. Parking is convenient if somewhat pricey. (A problem everywhere in... More 

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

Scott, thank you so much for visiting and for your review! I will happily pass along your kind words to our staff--I know they'll love to hear it! We hope to see you again soon, thanks for your loyal patronage over the years! More 

Middletown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

What a great experience we had here. I went here with my family from out of town they loved it as well. What I liked is that you can move at your own pace.

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

Hi, Cicely! Thank you so much for visiting Whitaker Center and for taking the time to write a review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon! More 

Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

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

Hi, Judy! Thanks so much for vising and for checking out this summer's guitar exhibit. While we always make our best efforts to ensure that all our exhibits are in working order, some take longer than others to be fixed because of all that they entail. We absolutely agree that the Harsco Science Center is a great location for families... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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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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 

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