Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Gamers & Coders Programs

Gamers & Coders Programs

For GRADES 3-8 | Located in the PNC Innovation Zone's Purposeful Gaming Studio

Pre-registration is suggested. Programs are $8 per member and $12 per non-member. 

Only children need a ticket to attend.  

Other Details:

Pre-registration is suggested, but not required.  Space is limited; walk-ups will be permitted the day of the program until all program seats are filled. Science Center Admission is NOT included in the cost of the program ticket.

All participants must enter the Center at our Market Street entrance.

The rest of the science center will NOT be available for exploration after the conclusion of the program on Wednesdays. 




2/28 & 3/2 -Experience Engineering with Polybridge

Construct your way through a series of physics puzzles with the game Polybridge! Learn about engineering as you construct different types of bridges on a budget. Can you meet the budget and make a stable bridge with your smarts alone?

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3/6 & 3/9 - Practice Typing with Epistory

Celebrate National Make a Book Day by brushing up on your typing skills with Epistory! Explore an origami world and fight a plague of insects to save your home, all while practicing your typing etiquette. 

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3/13 & 3/16 - Learn to Code with Scratch!

Dip your toe in the wonderful world of programming with Scratch, a block coding program created by MIT. Innovators will get to choose from a series of coding projects including creating animations, games, and music.

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3/20 - Minecraft Hour of Code: TimeCraft

Zoom through time and solve an interdimensional mystery with Minecraft for Education’s TimeCraft. Use your coding skills to solve a series of changes in history to save the world and catch the culprit. Will you be able to finish in time?

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