On Saturday, May 18 from 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM the street and sidewalks on Third Street from Walnut to Market Street will be closed to the public. Please plan accordingly!
Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Little Learners

Spend time together!

Little Learners in Harsco Science Center is the perfect program for moms and dads of preschoolers to spend time together and foster an early love of science while enjoying hands-on activities.

This program is offered every Wednesday and Saturday morning at 9:30 am through May, and Wednesday mornings through August. Each session includes a variety of hands-on projects and science experiments, as well as books, songs and videos. We also allow for plenty of independent exploration and free play within KidsPlace before, during and after structured activities. Because space for this program is limited, we encourage advance purchase of tickets.

January - May 2019 Topic: Nature 

From January through May, Little Learners will be exploring different aspects of our world; from plants to animals and everything in between. We will be observing the world around us, and learning how to improve our world it at the same time. Using real world tools and learning about habitats will allow little people (and their adults) to feel closer than ever to the world surrounding them!

June - August 2019 Topic: Welcome to the Neighborhood!

This summer the little learners will have multiple visitors who will be sharing a little bit about what they do to help the community. Along with learning about what professionals do we will be exploring the role that each and everyone of us plays in the community and what we can do to help out!

June - People in the Community

  • 6/5 - Harrisburg Police  
  • 6/12 - Firefighter Brian 
  • 6/19 - Pam Keller: Nurse Practitioner at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • 6/26 - TBD

July - You in your Neighborhood

August - Let’s Help

TIME: 9:30 - 11:00 am
Please make sure you arrive by 9:30 am to enjoy our full complement of activities which begin shortly before 10:00 am

DAY(S): Wednesdays and Saturdays (same content on both days) January - May,
              Wednesdays only June - August

Street Level of Harsco Science Center at Whitaker Center

AGE GROUP: 5 years old and under
Only children 5 and under participating in the activities need to purchase a ticket

PRICE: $3 per child
Every child 5 years old and under will require a ticket. Price includes accompanying parent/adult 

Whitaker Center’s Little Learners is generously funded by a sponsorship from Penn National Insurance

Penn National Insurance

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