‪Whitaker Center‬

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‪Whitaker Center‬
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  • ‪‪Harrisburg Transportation Center‬ • 5 min walk‬
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4.0
‪242 reviews‬
‪Excellent‬
‪126‬
‪Very good‬
‪67‬
‪Average‬
‪33‬
‪Poor‬
‪7‬
‪Terrible‬
‪9‬

TFopinion
פנסילווניה‪584 contributions‬
‪Old & Tired‬
משפחה • אוג׳ 2021
‪Like previous reviewers have stated, the Science Center, returning Saturday with my grandsons after a long absence, found the center to be tired looking and disappointing for two 12 yr olds. Don’t think one can blame COVID on everything but we found the staff to be friendly but minimal in number, smaller number of exhibits than before plus several were not working. While they really enjoyed certain exhibits, overall it was a somewhat less than exciting experience. The exhibits there were all ones I remember from 5+ yrs ago. A place has to stay refreshed and reinvent itself if you expect to keep the interest of the public. My grandsons had enough in 1 hour.

I asked them about seeing one of the IMAX movies, many of which haven’t changed in years, but they weren’t interested. I couldn’t even interest them in the gift shop as that disappeared. Not sure I’ll be back.‬
‪Written 21 באוגוסט 2021‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

Yucatan-Admirer
הריסבורג, פנסילווניה‪198 contributions‬
‪Disappointing ‬
משפחה • ינו׳ 2020
‪We took our niece to the Science Museum about 3 years ago and she loved it. Took her again over the holiday. It'll be our last visit, unless we're absolutely desperate to entertain a child. They reduced the exhibits and the amount of space. Several exhibits were not functioning. This facility has definitely seen better days. ‬
‪Written 1 בפברואר 2020‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

Jean Adams
‪3 contributions‬
‪Whitaker Center‬
משפחה • דצמ׳ 2019
‪We took three young girls to the Center and they had a great time. They especially liked sock skating. There was a variety of activities and hands on experience. They had fun with the various weather experiences. We had a great day.‬
‪Written 18 בינואר 2020‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬
Thanks for the review! We're thrilled you had a great time and hope to see you back again, soon. There are two brand new exhibits you may want to check out on another visit: Bricksburg and Toys: The Inside Story.
‪Written 20 בינואר 2020‬
‪This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

Chris H
‪Sellersville‬, פנסילווניה‪57 contributions‬
‪Science Center‬
חברים • דצמ׳ 2019
‪Recommend using the Parking Garage @ 258 Walnut St, Harrisburg, PA 17101. ($6 pr hr) Hilton is off Elevators at level A, also shared by Whitaker Center, dropping you in at the Mezzanine level of concert venue (access to steps/elevator inside Whitaker, for Orchestra level seating)
(Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts address, although it's attached to the garage: is
222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA)‬
‪Written 11 בינואר 2020‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

Jay
North East, Maryland‪45 contributions‬
‪Terrible time after show‬
זוגות • דצמ׳ 2019
‪Short and sweet. Good show terrible time after show. Two parking kiosks for the mass of people leaving show. We were all packed together! $15 to $30 for parking!

One elevator working. Again, mass of the crowd pushing to get on. We got smooshed when we got on. 18 people on one small elevator. We were like sardines. Could not move. Elevator got stuck. Took an hour to get us out. My wife has health problems. Difficult to stand that long. Many others having high anxiety. Fire personnel helped us out since we were between floors.

Once off had to get to car on 9th floor. No help from parking personnel to get me up to that level. Had to walk the steep steps. 70 year-old out of breathe and heart hurt. Finally made it.

Never again to Whittaker Center. Civil action warranted. ‬
‪Written 15 בדצמבר 2019‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

Tony D
‪66 contributions‬
‪Very nice small venue‬
משפחה • נוב׳ 2019
‪Saw a concert with my daughter here and it’s a great, intimate venue. Sound system was fabulous, looked like not a bad seat in the house! I wasn’t happy with the parking situation, parked at a garage and ended up being a $30 stay for a few hours at a concert. That part sucked. Also a lot of homeless in the area of the garage so didn’t feel like the safest place to be.
Overall the Whitaker center(what we saw of it) was very nice. I will return hopefully and see the science center with the kids, in the daylight hours‬
‪Written 28 בנובמבר 2019‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬
Thank you for coming to visit and posting a review! We're happy you enjoyed your Whitaker Center experience! Please know we are working with the appropriate parking garage authorities to do what we can to improve that aspect. Again, we appreciate your review and your visit!
‪Written 29 בנובמבר 2019‬
‪This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

Elena Z
Camp Hill‪6 contributions‬
‪Just Ok, Overpriced and Downsized Harsco Center‬
נוב׳ 2019
‪Visited Harsco Science Center with my 12 year old daughter. After "renovation" Science Center became smaller and KidsPlace also had been downsized. $16 for adult and $12 for a child is expansive for what you get. No new exhibits, Christmas lights only partially working, not even a Wi-Fi! Impression you get is they don't want to invest an extra penny in kids’ education, only collect money. Nothing on the third floor other than overpriced gift shop. Was considering membership but no-way after this visit. There is really nothing to do there. Gave 3 star because my daughter had an Ok time there, but no reason to return. ‬
‪Written 25 בנובמבר 2019‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

geramiller
הריסבורג, פנסילווניה‪10 contributions‬
‪It has an IMAX Theatre and is a great attraction for children, with the interactive, scientific displays‬
יולי 2019
‪I was able to take my niece and other family members to a movie at the IMAX Theatre, which was a very enjoyable place to watch a movie with action and dramatic sounds.‬
‪Written 9 באוקטובר 2019‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

Dubert
הריסבורג, פנסילווניה‪33 contributions‬
‪Disappointing‬
יולי 2019
‪We took our Grandson to the science center a couple of weeks ago and were disappointed at the price vs. the number of exhibits that were not functioning. They need to tell you this before you pay the entrance fee or maybe offer an automatic discount.

Our Grandson, who is 9, did seem to enjoy the ones that were operational. I thought that the "Inside a hurricane" exhibit was especially educational.‬
‪Written 8 באוגוסט 2019‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

Lauren N
לנקסטר, פנסילווניה‪12 contributions‬
‪Great for Families‬
זוגות • יולי 2019
‪Love the Whitaker Center, it's a great place for families with kids to visit. Lots of hands on activities that are educational.‬
‪Written 26 ביולי 2019‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

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