Little Learners at Whitaker Center is an interactive STEAM program filled with lots of fun and hands on activities! We will sharpen our science process skills as we experiment, read, explore, sing, and create! Learners will have time for structured weekly activities as well as time to explore our KidsPlace exhibit.
Every program takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m on Wednesdays in KidsPlace
Please note, the rest of the science center will NOT be available for exploration after the conculsion of Little Learners at 11am on Wednesdays.
Please enter through the Market Street entrance.
Members: $3 per child ages 2 to 6 years old
Non-members: $10 per child ages 2 to 6 years old
This November let’s celebrate all the things we love about Fall! Apples, Leaves, Squash, Gourds and Turkeys!
Wednesday Nov 15th: Corn, Squash and Gourd
Pumpkins may get all the praise in October, but this November we get to explore some other fun fall crops that have many uses!
Wednesday Nov 22nd: Thanksgiving
When you think Thanksgiving, you think Turkey and Togetherness! Let’s celebrate both! We’ll do some thankful activities as well as learn more about Turkeys!
Wednesday Nov 29th: Fall Sensory
Sensory Exploration utilizes basic STEAM concepts. Let’s do some fun Fall Sensory bins to explore things like volume, capacity, shapes, colors, touch, sight and smell.
In the month of December we will be celebrating the warm fuzzy feelings you get during family traditions and togetherness time. Hopefully these fun activities give you the warm fuzzies as well!
Wednesday Dec. 6th: Gingerbread Fun!
Run, Run, Run, as fast as you can to catch these Ginger-tastic STEAM Activities! We’ll also be making “Gingerbread” potpourri cutouts to take home!
Wednesday Dec. 15th Stuffed Animal Extravaganza!
There’s nothing warmer or fuzzier than a stuffed animal friend! Bring your favorite with you to Little Learners for some fun Measuring and math activities!
Wednesday Dec. 20th: Jingle Jams and Jammies Featuring Olaf’s Frozen Adventure!
Jingle Bells, Olaf Yells, Come dressed in your Pajamas! It’s time for Jingle Jams and Jammies, where we’ll explore sound, go through a Jingle bell obstacle course and we even get to go watch Olaf’s Frozen Adventure!
PLEASE NOTE: Wednesday Dec. 27th: No Little Learners Program - Whitaker Center is Open to the Public
Each child ticket includes admission for one accompanying adult.
If inquiring about complimentary admission with an ACCESS card, please contact email@example.com to discuss the registration process.
Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office within Whitaker Center. Tickets will be available the morning of the program or in advance for the coming weeks.
Every child that is crawling or walking and participating in all or part of the program will need a ticket. If young children are being carried in a pack, sling, or will remain in the stroller, they do not need a ticket.
Additionally, we realize many families have school-age children learning remotely at home. You are invited to purchase them a ticket and have them join in the program. Just keep in mind, the activities are planned for children ages two to six years old and all stations may not be developmentally appropriate for older children.
Pre-registration is suggested, but not required. Walk-ups will be permitted the day of the program until all program seats are filled.
All participants must enter the Center at our Market Street entrance.
A Whitaker Center staff member will meet participants at the door to admit them into the Center.
Thank you to Penn National Insurance for sponsoring this program.
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