Question everything. Break boundaries. Dive into science.


Backstage Studio

Lights, Camera, Action! - Take Center Stage

Whitaker Center is pleased to present the debut of the fifth new long-term exhibit gallery of Harsco Science Center’s Exhibit Master Plan. 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. Learn more.


Move It!

Engineering & Transportation Has Never Been So Much Fun

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 that chug, whiz, whirl, pop and zing! Learn more.



Where young children learn to explore their world.

A destination for the youngest explorers and their favorite grown-ups opened on March 8, 2008. Designed with a cityscape theme, the new gallery offers an extraordinary collection of friendly exhibits and fun activities for young children ages 0-5 (babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers). Learn more.


Carnival of Health

Challenge your body and feed your mind.

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 edutainment opens your eyes to the wonders of healthy living and the human body. Learn more.


Forces of Nature

Where weather is the star of the show.

Through compelling stories of natural forces and environmental change, Forces of Nature is both an exciting new 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. Learn more.