Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Harsco Science Center

March 18 - December 31, 2021

Hands-on exhibits. STEM-based learning. Endless entertainment.

Harsco Science Center is now open by reservation only.  Admission includes KidsPlace — a newly renovated space just for children ages 5 and under — to Forces of Nature — a mind-blowing examination of how weather and geology affect planet earth — there is something for curious minds of all ages. Programs and fascinating exhibits about physical, biological, and life sciences all combine to make a visit to the science center an extraordinary educational experience cleverly disguised as a whole lot of fun.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, some exhibits may be temporarily closed.

Please be sure to read through our Health & Safety Procedures prior to purchasing a ticket to visit.  


New for 2021! Redesigned KidsPlace including a life-sized Operation Game, X-Ray Table, and Pin Ball Falls.  

NEW and always changing! Drop-in STEM Workshops (included in science center admission)

Our STEM Design Studios are now open to offer all science center visitors the opportunity to get hands-on with different STEM topics. Adults and kids will meet a STEM Educator and be introduced to the day’s inquiry-based challenge.  Small groups will have time to design, test, and refine their projects to fulfill the posed requirements. These engaging activities will allow parents and kids to explore STEM topics together, learning as a team. Get hands-on with design challenges using circuits, tangrams, and K'NEX®. Enjoy activities and design challenges with Ozobots™, Spheros™, and 3Doodler™ 3D printing pens!

Our STEM Design Studios are located on the Lower Level of Harsco Science Center.

For a complete list of events happening within Harsco Science Center, click here.

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