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Dinosaur Presale

April 14 - May 8, 2017

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Over a dozen active dinosaurs come to life this summer at Whitaker Center

 Save up to $6 during the ticket pre-sale NOW through May 8

Purchase tickets now for just $10 and visit any time between June 3 and September 3, 2017. 

  • Tickets purchased during the sale are just $10 and are an all age ticket (valid for anyone age 3 or older)
  • Tickets INCLUDE admission to all three floors of the Harsco Science Center AND the Dinosaur Discovery exhibit area 
  • Sale available online only and cannot be purchased at the Whitaker Center Box Office. Online processing fees for these tickets have been waived during the Sale period
  • Tickets are valid ANY operating day between June 3 and September 3
  • Admission to this this exhibit is included with Whitaker Center membership.

whitaker center dinosaur discovery exhibit

ROARING into Harrisburg, PA June 3 - September 3, 2017

After 65 million years in the making, dinosaurs come alive this summer in our limited engagement exhibition, Dinosaur Discovery: Where Science Comes Alive! Located inside Gloria M. Olewine Gallery of Harsco Science Center, guests will marvel at predators hunting prey: an armored Euoplocephalus fending off a provoked Albertosaurus, discover a pack of hungry Deinonychus taking down a Tenontosaurus and hear a Maiasaura roar in joy as its eggs hatch.

Dinosaur Discovery features over 12 interactive, life-sized animatronic dinosaurs that roar, feed, fight, and care for their young. This visually stimulating and interactive exhibit makes science come alive for children and adults alike.

Come face to face (or face to bill) with familiar dino species or meet a new favorite creature friend including the very flat and wide Euoplocephalus, the web-winged Pteranodon, or two long-necked Apatosaurus; both adult and young. Dinosaur Discovery also includes four highly interactive simulator pods, where guests become a living, breathing dinosaur within an immersive, virtual Cretaceous era ecosystem. Younger guests will enjoy operating a remote controlled Hadrosaur as well as touching dinosaur skin, teeth and a nest.

Dinosaur Discovery is included in regular Harsco Science Center admission, thanks to the generous support of Harsco corporation.

Some of the elements included in the Dinosaur Discovery exhibit: 

  • A Euoplocephalus whips its powerful tail-club at the attacking Albertosaurus.
  • Two Pachycephalosaurus head-butt in a battle for territory or mates.
  • Four Deinonychus take down a Tenontosaurus with powerful slashes of their claws.
  • A Pteranodon soars over the coast in search of fish.
  • Operate a robotic hadrosaur using a remote control.
  • Discover fossils while digging through the sand.
  • Uncover fossils by rubbing crayons on paper-covered templates.
  • Become a dinosaur yourself through virtual reality!

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