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“Nice children's museum”
Review of Whitaker Center

Whitaker Center
Ranked #8 of 55 things to do in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

Spent several hours here. A nice children's museum. Not amazing like the Children's Museum in Pittsburgh or the Carnegie Science Museum in Pittsburgh or the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore or the Children's Museum in Chicago but a fun way to spend a day. We go to a lot of Children's Museum and Science Museums so we have definitely seen some amazing places. This is an enjoyable way to spend the day. Well worth the admission.

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Reviewed 23 April 2011

This was a terrific find. Our boys (ages 8 & 10) had a terrific time at all of the hands on exhibits. The museum was bright and sunny and full of interesting and fun activities. We watched an informative and entertaining demonstration about electricity (free) and watched a 3D IMAX movie (small additional charge). The staff was very friendly. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 22 January 2011

When people think of Harrisburg, I'll bet a top notch science center doesn't come to mind. But here it is, right in downtown Harrisburg. Visited the Titanic exhibit when it was here in the summer and it was very interesting. After seeing the Titanic exhibit, we moved onto the various science exhibits located throughtout the museum. All were interesting and great for young kids and adults. Would recommend visiting if you are in Harrisburg.

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Reviewed 1 January 2011

Our 5 year old and 7 year old loved it. Our 10 year old liked it. We were there for seven hours. First, we had lunch just outside it in Strawberry Square at the food court and watched the giant clock. Then we saw a live science show from retired science teachers. Then we did all three levels of the museum. Our 10 year old liked the hurricane and gravity exhibits and our little ones liked the play structures on the first floor and riding the trains on the lower level. A friend's children loved the Thomas Trains and the Christmas tree displays and the computer exhibits. The second floor had lots of interactive things like a basketball arcade game and bicycle racing. All exhibits were tied into to health and science. We took a snack break at Starbucks just outside and did the gift shop. Then we saw Tron in 3D Imax. All the kids enjoyed themselves.

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Reviewed 29 December 2010

The Whitaker Center is a fun place to take the kids when they have a lot of energy due to cabin fever. Guests can park in the Walnut Street Garage and never have to venture out into the cold. The complex includes places to eat, shop, and grab some Starbucks. The museum itself is geared toward kids between the ages of 2-12. Teenagers will probably be bored but younger kids will love the playroom, the hands-on exhibits and the science show. The museum is located on three levels and has both permanent and visiting exhibits. The price is fairly reasonable and the museum takes about 2-3 hours to tour. Imax shows are extra.

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