Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Birthday Parties

We bring the party to you with our NEW Birthday Party Packages!

Our Educators will come to you to deliver hands-on science demonstrations for your child's party. We bring the supplies and staff to help party guests execute their experiments, which they can either eat or take home to keep!

Choose your party experience:



Sensory Explorers (Ages 0-2)

Introduce the little ones to a variety of sensations through their investigation of our sensory bins! Each explorer is
sure to find something they like as we master 4 or our 5 senses (no tasting please).

Art Sensations (Ages 0-2)

Let the little ones embrace their creative side as we explore the colors and textures of art. Built for little hands and inquiring minds, this program is mess free and perfect for art introduction through sensory exploration.

Farm Senses (Ages 0-2)

Introduces all the aspects of a farm to young minds through sensory and play! The perfect starting or ending point for a unit on animals. 

Mini Masterpiece (Ages 3-5)

Includes a take home masterpiece, the science of colors, and some puzzling theories. Perfect for toddlers who have an itch for art! 

Planting (Ages 3-5)

Includes a take home plant, parts of a flower identification, and puzzles. Perfect for the budding toddler mind and great hands on learning through play.

Dino Dig (Ages 3-5)

Dig for bones and try to build a dinosaur, explore what dinosaurs did all day, and make a craft to take home. This is perfect for your Dino loving toddlers! 

Space Cadet (Ages 6-8)

Get to know the planets, identify constellations, and go stargazing in the night sky. Features our inflatable StarLab, so please be sure you have adequate space for this program. 

Solids, Liquids, Gases (Ages 6-8)

Make a tasty ice cream treat, get moving like an atom, and but your scientist cap on to identify the states of matter. This program is a great introduction or recap for elementary age students who have an interest in science! 

Mighty Engineers (Ages 6-8)

Get to work on your own design, learn the engineering process from start to finish and take home a prototype of your product! Budding engineers will get to see what it’s like to be an engineer for the day. 

Coding Connections (Ages 6-8)

Work hands on with iPads and Spheros to learn how to do draw coding, blockchain coding and for more advanced coders get a taste of writing script! We will work to solve challenges and complete stages to master the language of coding! 


$200 for up to 15 children
Whitaker Center Members: $180

$10 for each additional charge (25 children total max)
No further discounts apply

Pricing includes travel expenses within a 20 mile radius of the center.  If further, additional fees will apply. 


  • Email education@whitakercenter.org OR call us at 717-724-3865
  • Payment is due in full two weeks prior to party date along with a confirmed head count. We apologize, but we cannot issue refunds for guests who do not show on the day of the party.
  • Our Educators will confirm your head count upon arrival and if there is an overage, you will be billed accordingly within 5-10 business days after the party.

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