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Whitaker Center

222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2113
+1 717-214-2787
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Dinosaurs

Went with 5 yr old grandson and 7 yr old granddaughter to see the dinosaur exhibit. The bonus was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dean_Amy-2004
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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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concert & imax

good experience for imax & small stage concerts. beverages available for purchase. easy access... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
frank k
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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“imax theater” (15 reviews)
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222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2113
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a great variety of activities and displays over time. They are always interesting and educational and often uplifting.

Thank Harry C
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Harry, thanks for the great review and for sharing about your experience with others. Hopefully you got to check out our Dinosaur Discovery exhibit while you were here! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is always something good going on at Whitaker Center. Lot's of music events, educational exhibits, films. Wonderful place to see a show as the theater is small and there isn't a bad seat in the place. I love the IMAX also. It is worth...More

Thank amishboatdrinks
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for sharing your positive feedback with others. We love to always have something going on and we're thrilled you're taking advantage of everything we have to offer. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently took my 22 month old for a morning trip to the Whitaker Center. A little pricey at $16.00 for me and street parking is not cheap- but the joy on her face playing in the Kids Place was so worth it! She could...More

Thank firewifeRN
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit Whitaker Center! For parking tips on your next visit, be sure to check out Park Harrisburg's website. There are some great discount codes for street parking on Saturday and on Sunday, street parking is free....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exhibits, plays, music, films...always something special at down town Harrisburg's art venue. Worth a trip!

Thank Courthouse067
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your kind review! We definitely like to think there's something for everyone at Whitaker Center and we're happy to hear you've been able to experience so many of them for yourself. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are three levels of educational fun for all ages. We watched a 3D movie about dinosaurs, which was very entertaining to experience. It was close to $100 for a family of five to experience the movie and center together. My kids had fun and...More

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

Hi, Kathy! Thanks so much for bringing your family to visit. You picked a great time to check the place out with our summer dinosaur exhibit. If you're local, we definitely recommend investing in a family membership. They're currently on sale for $99 and it...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

Visited over the Memorial Day Weekend with my 10 year old son. Science Center has 3 floors of kid-friendly, interactive exhibits. We spent about an hour and a half on Sunday, but could have easily spent more! Can't wait to come back with the whole...More

Thank Marc M
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Marc, thank you so much for visiting over the holiday weekend and taking the time to let others know about your experience. Ten is a great age to take advantage of all three floors. If you're local, you may want to think about investing in...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Don't miss this gem!! Explore the wonders of science and technology at the beautiful downtown Whitaker Center.

Thank hotstot
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to share about your experience! We greatly appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Great show, intimate venue, every seat was great! Loved the entire show. My only complaint is that they had a bar service in the lobby charging people for plastic cups ($5 dollars a piece, just for cups) if you wanted to bring any alcoholic beverages...More

Thank radishbk
Kait M, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks so much for attending a Whitaker Center show and letting us know about your issues. The cup program is brand new so we absolutely appreciate hearing about how we can better serve our guests and improve. We agree that patrons should be made aware...More

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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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