Whitaker Center for Science & Art

Whitaker Center for Science & Art

Science Museum, Movie Theater, and Concert Hall
Downtown Harrisburg, Harrisburg
  • visitPA
    "six-story IMAX® theater"(2 Tips)
    Jeanine B.
    "Great for kids and adults."(2 Tips)
    Jacquie T.
    "It's the only IMAX around so eat up!"(2 Tips)
    "... foursquare is for free popcorn but they don't always have popcorn. manager..."(2 Tips)
36 Tips and reviews
  • imax theater
  • kids and adults
  • balcony seats
  • free popcorn
  • tours
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  • Mitchell S.
    The weather floor is the best in my opinion
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • John N.
    John NaporaSeptember 22, 2016
    A great place to spend some time.
  • K
    KJanuary 30, 2016
    Great live music & Imax!
    PATRICIA WAGNERAugust 31, 2015
    Expensive for a family!
    Downvoted 1 week ago
  • Mii K.
    Mii KiiFebruary 11, 2015
    Visit the gift shop after.
  • Jeanine B.
    Jeanine Bjorkstedt GipeSeptember 26, 2014
    Great for kids and adults. Always has something new
  • visitPA
    visitPAAugust 19, 2013
    From a six-story IMAX® theater, a performance theater featuring world-class live shows and three floors of imaginative, engaging exhibits, the Whitaker Center is sure to delight the whole family.
  • Kris Z.
    Kris ZimmermanMarch 29, 2013
    Born to be wild movie was great!
  • Cory B.
    Cory BrownFebruary 17, 2013
    Here to see Flight of the Butterflies. As someone said there was no popcorn so i asked for drink instead. As was done for him. Well the girl said no can do. So, 4.75 for soda.
  • Craig P.
    Craig PetrouJuly 3, 2012
    Tap 'n Arts Dance Studio (tapnarts.com) has been providing dance and acting training for over 20 years. They offer Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Zumba and Acting classes
  • Alex H.
    Alex HardenJune 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Just found out that they can't validate parking garage tickets any more. Bummer.
  • Visit Hershey Harrisburg
    Visit Hershey HarrisburgJanuary 30, 2012
    On 4/27/09, U.S. President Obama announced the President's Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST). Teach your children about science and technology with one of many interactive displays! Read more
  • Bryan H.
    Bryan HairstonNovember 23, 2011
    With The Machine
  • Diane N.
    Diane NassyJuly 2, 2011
    Lots of interactive exhibits that can be enjoyed by kids and adults as well. Make sure to visit all 3 floors.
  • Cindy C.
    Cindy CakeJune 25, 2011
    Great place to see a movie. Only IMAX in Harrisburg. Extremely clean. This theater is popular amongst the locals, and can get sold out quickly, on opening nights definately buy tickets in advance.
  • FlipSide
    FlipSideJune 13, 2011
    Observe live crime scene insects, such as dermestid beetles, blowflies and their maggots in CSI: Crime Scene Insects. It's on display through Sept. 4 and is free with paid science center admission. Read more
  • Jennifer
    JenniferMay 18, 2011
    IMAX is awesome! Special through foursquare is for free popcorn but they don't always have popcorn. manager allowed me to substitute a drink.
  • FlipSide
    FlipSideMay 18, 2011
    At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, experience the Grateful Dead through a performance by Dark Star Orchestra. Tickets are $25 and $31.50. Read more
  • Central Penn College
    Central Penn CollegeFebruary 16, 2011
    Learn about science, enjoy a live performance or even take in an IMAX Movie. So much to do, it's hard to fit it all into one day!
  • Jacquie T.
    Jacquie TurkJanuary 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you live in or around Harrisburg you must get in on the free popcorn special with check-in while they still have it! It's the only IMAX around so eat up!
  • FlipSide
    FlipSideJanuary 3, 2011
    See "Tron: Legacy 3D" through Feb. 10 at the Whitaker Center IMAX Theatre. Tickets cost $13.75 for adults and $11.75 for kids, students with ID and seniors. Click the link for times. Read more
  • Mike V.
    Mike Van JuraDecember 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    After the show, head up to The Abbey Bar at Market and Cameron for a craft beer or some more great music.
  • FlipSide
    FlipSideNovember 24, 2010
    See the Pink Floyd tribute act The Machine at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24. Tickets cost $29 and $34. Read more
  • Stephen J.
    Stephen JulianoNovember 19, 2010
    Check out a movie on the IMAX screen! It's awesome!
  • FlipSide
    FlipSideNovember 10, 2010
    Bret Michaels' "Roses & Thorns World Tour 2010" hits the stage at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov, 10. Tickets are almost sold out and cost $75, $55, and $40. Read more
  • Visit Hershey Harrisburg
    Visit Hershey HarrisburgNovember 8, 2010
    Experience a ‘really big show’ on a giant, six-story IMAX screen. The light from the IMAX projector can be seen all the way from the moon! Read more
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick SOctober 28, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If heading to the IMAX be sure to click on "Special Here" when Checking In on Foursquare.
  • Zach C.
    Zach ChizarOctober 21, 2010
    Make sure to check out the various national recording artists that occasionally perform as well as the IMAX Theater.
  • Whitaker Center
    Whitaker CenterOctober 20, 2010
    Through 12/31/10 - Get 10% off any Whitaker Center presented concert with your Carley’s Restaurant dining receipt. Details: http://www.whitakercenter.org/news/Good-Eats-and-Entertaining-Rewards.html
  • Michael R.
    Michael RathfonOctober 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    While visiting the Science Center, meet Icky the Clown and swat away all those yucky germs with Carnival of Health’s version of “wack-a-mole”, but better.
  • FlipSide
    FlipSideOctober 12, 2010
    Max Weinberg, drummer in Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, takes the stage at 7:30 at the Sunoco Performance Theatre. Tickets are $35 to $75. Read more
  • Jayne W.
    Jayne WalshOctober 8, 2010
    Saw Brandi Carlile last night, not a bad seat in the house but the mezzanine balcony seats are the best
  • Jayne W.
    Jayne WalshOctober 7, 2010
    Brandi Carlile tonight...
  • FlipSide
    FlipSideOctober 5, 2010
    See the work of artist David S. Sites, the 2010 Yorkfest featured artist, through Nov. 12. The exhibit is free and open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Read more
  • FlipSide
    FlipSideJuly 7, 2010
    Catch a performance of Jakob Dylan and Three Legs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sunoco Performance Theater. Read more
  • FlipSide
    FlipSideJune 9, 2010
    Enter to win a authentic Titanic passenger tea time - complete with scones and actors - with three friends. In 100 words, explain what you would have done differently to save Titanic. Read more
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