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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.

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 every one 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

July - You in Your Neighborhood
August - Let’s Help

September & October Topic: STEM Through Stories

We all love a good story! Stories can get even better when integrated with STEM hands-on problem solving. Little Learners will have storytime and then will get the chance to complete hands-on STEM activities that pair with the story.  

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

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

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