Due to an exciting construction project happening at Whitaker Center, Harsco Science Center and Select Medical Digital Cinema is currently open Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM. WHITAKER CENTER WILL BE CLOSED 09/25/21 FOR A PRIVATE EVENT. Read More »
Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Space Day Celebration

October 9, 2021

Celebrate Space Day at Whitaker Center from 9:00am-2:00pm!

Whitaker Center will be hosting a World Space Week celebration on October 9, 2021. This year's theme is Women in Space and Whitaker Center is proud to host Dr. Jan Davis, NASA Astronaut,  as the keynote speaker for the event.  She will share her journey and accomplishments from her three space shuttle missions.  The Space Day celebration will also include viewing of  Apollo 11: First Steps Edition and hands-on activities and exploration in the Harsco Science Center and STEM Design Studios for all participants.  The day will wrap up with a Meet and Greet and photo signing with Dr. Davis.  

Admission to Whitaker Center on this day will include all Space Day activities, the documentary, speaking engagement, and a meet the astronaut opportunity.  You will receive a wristband upon entry to gain access to all spaces throughout the day.  Families will have the opportunity to complete the programming offerings as they see fit for their family. 

 The schedule for the day is as follows:
  • 9:00-2:00 Science Center exploration and activities 
  • 9:30 and 11:30 Apollo 11 Documentary in the Select Medical Digital Cinema
  • 10:30 and 12:30 Speaking Engagement with Dr. Jan Davis
  • 1:30 Meet and Greet with Dr. Davis

$10 per person member

$15 per person non-member


If inquiring about complimentary admission with an ACCESS card, please contact  education@whitakercenter.org  to discuss the registation process.

 This exciting day is made possible by the new Space Education Fund to support space-related programming and activities at Whitaker Center. R. Timothy and Mary Webber Weston have generously provided the seed money and leadership gift to launch this fund.



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