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 morning at 9:30. 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: Old Macdonald Had a Farm

We’re celebrating the 103rd PA Farm Show as it comes to Harrisburg from January 4th to 12th! We'll use our science process skills to learn about plants and animals that live on the farm through fun games and activities. Explore how farmers use science, technology, engineering, and math everyday at work.

February: Muscles, Bones, and Brains

Let’s get up and moving! We’ll be learning about what’s inside our bodies and how we can keep ourselves healthy. Create balanced meals, stretch and bend as we flex our growing muscles, and learn about how doctors and dentists use science everyday.

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

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; families with Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) ACCESS Cards are FREE (simply show your ACCESS card at the Box Office)
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

This program and many others are part of the


Sign up for our email newsletters and be the first to know about Whitaker Center events all year long!

Whitaker Center

The Best Performance, Science and Cinema Space in PA

Sign Up Now to be the first to hear about the most exciting things happening at the Whitaker Center.