Whitaker Center856 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 222 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 17101, United States
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7172142787
- Fax: +1-5038388164
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums
More of a media complex that a mere venue for performing arts, the Whitaker Center shows digital cinema, has an interactive space called the Harsco Science Center where science exhibits are showcased spread across 3 floors, an art gallery and gift shop and the Sunoco Performance Theatre that forms the stage for some of the best talent in the city. Along with the “Stage Two”, “Discovery labs”, the grand AMP lobby and the Kunkel gallery, the centre covers 130,000 square feet of space.
The Harsco Science Centre is the heart of the centre especially if you are a nerd at heart or are simply looking for a child- friendly space that promotes learning. You can find over 240 interactive and fun exhibits here that explain physical science, life and its evolution, mathematics, natural science and technology. The Sunoco Performance theatre is best known for hosting Orchestra performances, Opera and Ballet shows and also modern concerts of some of the most popular international artists. If you are into theatre, music and even science, a visit here will leave you inspired and in awe of the performances.
Entrance Ticket Details For Whitaker Center
- For ticket prices of trending events, shows and performances, visit the official website. You can book the tickets online too.
Whitaker Center Hours
For timings of trending events, shows and performances, visit the official website.
Wonders Gift Shop Hours of Operation:
- Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
- Sunday: 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
How to Reach Whitaker Center
- By Bus: Harrisburg Transportation Center
- By Train: Harrisburg Transportation Center
- By Taxi
- By renting a bicycle/ car.
- On foot
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Whitaker Center Reviews & Ratings
Overall it was a good experience, and the kids seemed to enjoy themselves. There was one worker who seemed to be losing her patience when the kids stopped listening to her and maybe it was just an off day for her. We were there as part of a bigger group outing and there was little bit of chaos, but we will be coming back - just the family - and hope the smaller group changes the experience.
The kids I took enjoyed their experience overall but we were all a little disappointed. The mobile website was very difficult to navigate and so we didn’t notice that the science center was being redone in certain areas. Many of the exhibits that were available were marked out of order. I won’t be returning until everything is done and wouldn’t recommend it for older kids. We stopped at every exhibit available with two 8 year olds and it only took about an hour to explore it all. Hopefully once things are back in order it will be a more pleasurable experience.
Great intimate venue. Very nice seats.
I haven’t even gone here with my son but I just had to give a review from the online experience alone. Finding an event is difficult. The website is hard to navigate. When I went to purchase tickets that were 12.50 each, there was an 8.00 service fee for each ticket! My total for two tickets was close to fifty dollars! What a joke! Won’t even consider coming here now. I’m all about spending the money to have a good time but when a company just adds fees like that it’s unecesarry.
What a great venue to see one of my favorite bands JJ GREY AND MOFRO. The sound was great I was also happy to be able to use the elevator to get to the lobby and back to the balcony. This is a classy place!