Whitaker Center

Harrisburg, PA

Where are we going?

Whitaker Center
222 Market St
PA 17101


What is there to do?

Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is the mid-states premier center for arts, education, entertainment and cultural enrichment.

Composed of three main venues — Sunoco Performance Theater, Select Medical IMAX® Theater, and Harsco Science Center, it's where the family cane enjoy cinema, science and shows!

The events at the Whitaker Center are always changing, and run for a limited time so make sure you get in there before your favorites move on!

It's a great learning experience for the kids, with films on engineering, science, prehistoric Earth, the Universe, dinosaurs, and even music concerts too!

Some of the programs even come in 3D so kids can have that extra immersive experience! If that wasn't enough, you can enjoy camps, Girl Scout workshops, STEM programs for girls, programs for the little ones and parent-kid adventures in STEM workshops too!

Little Learners is a great program held weekly in spring for those kids under 5 years, where they can create a science or art project to take home!

It's all totally indoors, so those wet weather days have suddenly become a whole lot more fun and exciting in Pennsylvania!

So what are you waiting for kids? It's fun AND learning all in one day - parents, it can't get much better than that!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Prices vary per event, typically between $9 and $16. $5 for Little Learners

Children: Same as adult. $5 for Little Learners.

Free Under: 2 years for Little Learners sessions


Need a little extra help?

They have elevators, accessible seating (contact the Box Office prior to request), and accessible restrooms. Service dogs are permitted too


When can we go?

Dates and times vary on the event, so check online to book

Year round


Any top tips?

You can have birthday parties at the center! It's great fun for the kids and their friends, so why not celebrate in style - and learn at the same time!

I’m Hungry!

Concessions such as popcorn, candy, bottled drinks and Pepsi fountain products are available at the Concession stand in the Select Medical Digital Cinema lobby. Perfect for the movies!

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