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Not a bad seat in the house.

First time at the Whitaker center for a concert and was surprised at how nice the place was and... read more

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994coreyb
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Windsor, Pennsylvania
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Get The Led Out at Sunoco Performance Center

Great venue! Fantastic show! No need for large screens at this theater. Every seat is easy... read more

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5ifamily
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Lehigh Valley, PA
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Reviewed today via mobile

First time at the Whitaker center for a concert and was surprised at how nice the place was and well decorated for the holidays. Plenty of dining option on street level nearby.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great venue! Fantastic show! No need for large screens at this theater. Every seat is easy viewing of the stage. Well maintained. Attached parking garage for covered access. Well kept bathroom facilities. Only drawback was the parking fee. We went on a Friday night. Arrived...More

Thank 5ifamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw Home Free at the Whitaker Center...I loved this venue. It was a smaller venue which was really nice. We had awesome seats but I am not sure that there would have been a bad seat in the house. The seats were comfortable, I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a Saturday night in November, we caught the Broadway Show"Newsies" at the Sunoco Performance Theater, which is a part of the Whitaker Center. The show was put on by 696 seats within the Orchestra, Mezzanine, and Balcony levels. and they did a marvelous job....More

Thank Cakes77
Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your patronage of Whitaker Center and for taking the time to leave us a review! I also had the great pleasure of watching Theatre Harrisburg's Disney's Newsies in our theater and it was a marvelous show. You're right about the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with extend family, 8 kids between ages of 2-6 and several parents/grandparents. There were plenty fo activities for the kids to do, and more for kids even older. It was remarkably not crowded, even on a Saturday! Great way to spend a few...More

Thank ccbowen
Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting Whitaker Center and for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so happy to hear that your family all enjoyed their visit - having a three-story science center is a surefire way to make sure there is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in August and had a great time with our boys ages 9 and 11. There was so much for them to do. They loved the hurricane simulator and the exhibit where they could lift a 690 lb globe. They had exhibits that taught...More

Thank mommyramblings
Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review; we're so glad you and your boys had fun at Harsco Science Center. The hurricane simulator is my favorite exhibit, too! We appreciate your patronage and support of our nonprofit, and we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Whitaker center in Harrisburg pa with the grand kids and had such a good time. Hands on environment for the kids and kids at heart to explore and see just how things work and why. Great place to spend quality time with...More

Thank 842glennk
Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your patronage of Whitaker Center and for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so glad to hear you and your grand kids had a good time exploring our science center. We can't wait to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018

We always visit science museums - this was a smaller one compared to Philadelphia's Franklin Institute or Baltimore's MD science center but still very nice with great exhibits for kids young and old. And this is the first music and video hands on exhibits i...More

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Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting Whitaker Center and for taking the time to leave us a review (I apologize for the late response time - somehow I missed your review!). We're so glad to hear you enjoyed our science center, especially exhibits like our...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018

We've brought our grandkids here a number of times before. Wow! This place has gone downhill. Some of the exhibits did not work; some of the floors were hardly worth being in; there is really not much there anymore. Sorry to see!More

Thank Amos S
Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thank you so much for visiting Whitaker Center and for taking the time to leave us a review. We're really glad our science center is specifically hands-on and interactive, but that does mean our exhibits undergo a lot of wear and tear. We do our...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018

I have been to the Whitaker Center in center city Harrisburg twice within the past year. The first visit was ok and my kids had fun (under 6). However, on our second visit in April of 2018, over 50% of the exhibits were not working....More

5  Thank BS0716
Deb W, Communications Manager at Whitaker Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thank you so much for visiting Whitaker Center and for taking the time to leave us a review. Because our science center is specifically hands-on and interactive, our exhibits undergo a lot of wear and tear. We do our best to fix issues as soon...More

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saramay
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Response from dantheman8558 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe there is any specific lot. There is on street parking that is limited and you have to pay for that unless you go Sunday or after 5. There are also multiple parking garages in the area you can utilize. I know... 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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Response from Priscilla K | Reviewed this property |
I took my 10-year old to the Science Center, and she really enjoyed it. So did I, and I am a middle school and high school science teacher. The center has displays and interactive areas that will appeal to the younger crowd... More
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