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Little Learners

Spend time together!

Little Learners in Harsco Science Center is the perfect program for moms and dads of preschoolers to spend time together and foster an early love of science while enjoying hands-on activities.

This program is offered every Wednesday morning at 9:30am through summer 2018 in KidsPlace on the Arcade Level of Harsco Science Center at Whitaker Center. Little Learners is for children ages 5 and under and their accompanying adult(s). Adults are required to supervise their children at all times during this program. Please make sure you arrive by 9:30am to enjoy our full complement of activities. Because space for this program is limited, we encourage advance purchase of tickets. Every Little Learners session is a different experience!

May 9: Sand Exploration
We begin our beach discovery by exploring the science of sand. What does it feel like, where does it come from, what is it made of? The little learners will get to experiment with different types of sand in different environments.

May 16: A Day at the Beach
Vacation time! The little learners will be transported to the beach for a day as they get to pack up their beach bags, get comfy in the sand, and explore the deep blue sea.

May 23: Gone Fishing
Ever seen a boat way out in the ocean? Ever wonder what they were fishing for? This week the little learners are going to try their luck at deep sea fishing and see what they can catch.

May 30: Sand Castles
Best part about the beach? Sandcastles! This week the little learners will become little engineers as they create their very own sand castles.

June 6: Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack traded his family cows for some magic beans! What has Jack gotten himself into? This week we're going to explore how engineering can help Jack get out of a sticky situation.

June 13: The Gingerbread Man
Run, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man! This week we're going to help the Gingerbread Man get away as fast as he can and avoid the fox.

June 20: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Goldilocks broke baby bear's favorite chair. We're going to have to help her build a new one that's just right!

June 27: Three Little Pigs
The big bad wolf loves to huff and puff and blow down the pigs' houses. This week we're going to put different materials to the test and see how we can make a house that the big bad wolf can't blow down.


One child ages 5 & under PLUS one adult = $10.00
All additional children- $5
Whitaker Center Members – FREE (5-year-old & under member must order a ticket, adult member does not require one)
Accompanying adults do not need to purchase a separate ticket

*We ask that at least one adult register per four children for this program. Siblings under 3 are welcome to attend but not participate and do not require a ticket.  

Limited scholarship funds are available for families who qualify for the Pennsylvania ACCESS/EBT Card program. Please call the Box Office at 214-2787 to make your reservations in advance. You will be asked to present your ACCESS/EBT Card (excluding the Port Authority ACCESS Card) and photo ID at the Whitaker Center Box Office on the day of your visit to receive the following admission for Little Learners. Call Group Sales to utilize these funds at 717-724-3849.

Whitaker Center’s Little Learners is generously funded by a sponsorship from Penn National Insurance

Penn National Insurance



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