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Whitaker Center
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 With three stories of hands-on activities for all ages, we promise your trip will be anything but boring.



A destination for the youngest explorers and their favorite grown-ups. Designed with a cityscape theme, this gallery offers an extraordinary collection of kid-friendly exhibits and fun activities for young children ages 0-5 (babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers). Experience Storybook Stage, a multi-tiered waterworks station, and Midtown Market, to name just a few of the adventures awaiting you and your family.

Whitaker Center Kids Place

KidsPlace is made possible with the generous support of: The John Crain Kunkel Foundation, Harold A. McInnes, Denis J Milke, M.D. & Kris Olewine Milke, The Hershey Company, Lois Lehrman Grass, Très Bonne Année, Drs. Michael & Madlyn Hanes, and Timothy & Mary Webber Weston



Move It!

Through a celebration of creativity, ingenuity, and resourcefulness, Move It! invites guests to experience the world of transportation and manufacturing, with a gallery full of colorful hands-on exhibits. Where else would you actually be encouraged to fly paper airplanes?

 Whitaker Center Move It

Move It! is made possible with the generous support of: Warden Asphalt Company, PA Department of Community and Economic Development, The Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation, 2011 Corbett Cawley Inaugural Committee, American Council of Engineering Companies of PA, ArcelorMittal, Gannett Fleming, PA Highway Information Assn., and Quandel Enterprises



Carnival of Health

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls — step right up and experience the one and only Carnival of Health. More than 2,200 square feet of fun-filled themed entertainment opens your eyes to the wonders of healthy living and the human body. Shoot hoops while you learn about the human body, challenge a friend to a bike race to combat calories, and even scale a climbing wall while you learn about the importance of physical fitness!

Whitaker Center Carnival of Health

Carnival of Health is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Capital BlueCross.



Backstage Studio

Funded by The Alexander Grass Foundation, Backstage Studio features 1,800 square feet of fascinating exhibits that reveal the science and technology behind movies, TV, music, and theatre. Leave your mark on our Graffiti Wall, put yourself into the movies in the Foley Studio, and express yourself through sounds while making your own music.

Whitaker Center Backstage Studio

Backstage Studio is funded by The Alexander Grass Foundation



Forces of Nature

Through compelling stories of natural forces and environmental change, Forces of Nature is both an exciting thematic area and a relevant science topic that affects everyone’s daily life. The permanent gallery provides guests with the opportunity to experience a variety of extraordinary weather wonders featuring physical “phenomenon-based” exhibits. See the whole world at once with Science on a Sphere, experience super winds in our Hurricane Chamber, and create and move mountains!

family time at forces of nature whitaker center

 Forces of Nature is made possible with the generous support of: PA Department of Community and Economic Development, Mark & Ellen Caldwell, NOAA, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Jack M. Stover & Marsha M. Everton, and ArcelorMittal




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