Whitaker Center For Science and the Arts


  • Whitaker Center For Science and the Arts
  • 222 Market Street
  • Harrisburg, PA 17101


  • Primary - (717) 724-3866
Experience the area’s premier entertainment complex, featuring science exhibits, children’s activities, live performances and IMAX® movies.
Science Exhibits & Children’s Activities
With three floors of imaginative, engaging exhibits, the Science Center is an irresistible invitation to explore the sciences, perform experiments, and discover more about the world around you. From KidsPlace — a kid-sized cityscape just for children ages 5 and under — to Forces of Nature — a mind-blowing examination of how weather and geology affect the Earth — there is something for curious minds of all ages. The new Carnival of Health gallery, presented by Capital BlueCross, features exciting hands-on games and exhibits about health and wellness in a fun-filled carnival atmosphere.  
IMAX Movies
Central PA’s biggest screen turns any movie into a total immersion experience. With a giant six-story screen and a powerful 12,000 watt surround sound system, every movie sounds as big as it looks. From under the sea to outer space, educational films to Hollywood blockbusters, 2D to state-of-the-art 3D, IMAX makes every movie experience a moment to remember.
Live Theater Performances
The perfect talent. The perfect venue. The perfect evening. Outstanding acoustics, beautiful décor, and over 600 comfortable seats – each with an unobstructed view never more than 65 feet from the stage – make Whitaker Center the perfect space for live music, theater, dance and more. Visit our website
for a full schedule of live performances.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:30am – 5pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 5pm
For more information about show times and a complete schedule of events, please visit our website or call 717-214-ARTS (2787).

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