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Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

The Social Science Experiment

Adult Prom

June 1, 2019
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

It’s everything you wanted your high school Prom to be and more - it’s time for the Social Science Experiment: Adult Prom! This strictly 21+ event features all the best parts of prom: TWO DJ’s, prom pictures, swag bags... PLUS all of the things you wished were at prom: samples from your favorite local breweries, wineries, distilleries, and restaurants, a photo booth with fun props, a cash bar featuring spiked punch, and more.


Individual - $40 (includes a reusable Whitaker Center cup)

Couple - $70 (includes two reusable Whitaker Center cups)

VIP Couple - $100
VIP Couple packages include:

  • Two prom tickets
  • Two reusable Whitaker Center cups
  • A corsage and boutonniere from GardenPath (choose from white, red, or black flowers day-of; all flowers will be delivered to Whitaker Center for pickup when you arrive)
  • A discount to stay at the Harrisburg Hilton the night of Adult Prom ($119.00 for a King Room, normally $197.00; $169.00 for a Double Room, normally $255.00)


Want to win two tickets to our Adult Prom? Break out your best #promposal for that special someone (your partner, your bff, your fave coworker) and tag us in your Promposal on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and use #WhitakerCenter #AdultProm #Promposal for a chance to win! Contest runs from May 6 - 20 (your Promposal can be before then, but make sure you upload it to social during the contest dates!). Winner will be selected and notified on May 21. See complete sweepstakes rules here. Want to be reminded when the #Promposal kicks off? Sign up here

The Crown Could Be Yours!

BONUS: Help Whitaker Center raise funds for our STEM Scholarship Program by competing to win Prom King or Queen for our 2019 Adult Prom! In fiscal year 2018, we welcomed over 11,600 underserved children and their chaperones into Whitaker Center through scholarships for our educational programs. Help us raise that number by raising money to support the cause! Prom King or Queen entrants must be nominated on our website (a $10 nomination fee applies). Once nominated, contestants will receive an email to sign up for our campaigning platform.  Want to be the first to know when the Promination is live? Nominate someone here!

Many thanks to our vendors for supporting us at this event:


Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar 



Strike A Pose


Boneshire Brew Works

Funk Brewing

Grappling Crab Shack

Tattered Flag Brewery and StillWorks


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