Please be advised that Market and 3rd Streets near Whitaker Center and Harrisburg University will be closed on 9/22 for HUE Fest. Please plan on allowing extra time for security checks in/around the Center.
Whitaker Center
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Join us to enjoy great benefits and know that you are supporting a broad-ranging mission that provides arts, education, entertainment and culture programs for the entire Central Pennsylvania community.  Memberships provide value and offer great perks!

Become a Member of Whitaker Center

Science Center Memberships

Science Center Membership provides guests year-long access to three floors of interactive exhibits in Harsco Science Center. Reveal the science and technology behind movies, TV, music, and theatre in Backstage Studio, challenge your body and feed your mind in Carnival of Health or experience a variety of extraordinary weather wonders in Forces of Nature! Aside from unlimited science center visits, enjoy special discounts and pricing inside Whitaker Center – your membership pays for itself in just two visits!

Please excuse us! We are transitioning to a new ticketing system and Memberships are temporarily not available for purchase online. Please contact our Box Office at 717-214-2787 for information or to purchase.

Harsco Science Center Membership Types

  • Individual - $89 (1 adult)
  • Family/Grandparent - $99 (valid for 2 adults, up to 6 juniors age 17 and under), $20 per additional member (limit of 2 additional adults)
  • Friend - $170 (2 adults, up to 6 juniors age 17 and under)
  • Gems Society – make a contribution to Whitaker Center and receive special member benefits!

Membership Benefits

  • Membership cards for primary card holders
  • Unlimited general admission to Harsco Science Center for a full year
  • ASTC Passport Program – Providing you FREE or discounted admission to over 250 cooperating members of Association of Science-Technology Centers. Click here to view the list. NOTE: Reciprocal benefits do not apply to museums within 90 miles of Whitaker Center or your home address.
  • Special Member pricing on educational programs/camps
  • 10% discount and members only sales at Wonders Gift Shop at Whitaker Center
  • $2 Off Select Medical Digital Cinema Hollywood & documentary tickets
  • 10% off concessions at Select Medical Digital Cinema
  • Add extra adults (limit 2) or children/grandchildren to your membership for only $20 per person

Friend Level members receive all of the above benefits, plus:

  • 2 additional Harsco Science Center Guest Passes (one time use only)
  • Tax-deduction for the contributed portion of the membership (above the $99 membership value)
  • Name included in donor listings in SPOTLIGHT magazine for one year



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