Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Little Learners

Little Learners

Little Learners at Whitaker Center is an interactive STEAM program for three to six-year-olds 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. 

Dates and Times

Little Learners runs September to May, Wednesday mornings, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in our KidsPlace Area. 

Please note, the rest of the science center will NOT be available for exploration after the conclusion of Little Learners at 11am on Wednesdays.

Please enter through the 3rd Street entrance (This entrance can be found across the street from Strawberry Square).


Members: $3 per child
Non-members: $10 per child 

Each child ticket includes admission for one accompanying adult.

If inquiring about complimentary admission with an ACCESS card, please contact info@whitakercenter.org to discuss the registration process. 

Pre-registration for Little Learners is required. This can be done in advance via the ticketing links below or by contacting the box office at 717-214-ARTS. You will be able to pre-register online at any point until the start of the program.


April Theme - Bring on Spring

This April we are ready to “Bring on Spring!” for our Little Learners.  With Spring comes lots of rain and water, which means there are also rainbows, puddles, worms and flowers! Come explore all the wonderful things Spring has to offer young scientists!

Wednesday, April 3rd: Rainy Rainbows

Where there’s rain and sunshine, there is bound to be a rainbow! Come join us for some color mixing, and rainbow fun. We’ll see how many different ways we can make rainbows! 

  • What is a rainbow?
  • What colors are in a rainbow?
  • When do we see rainbows?
  • Can we make a rainbow?


Wednesday, April 10th: Seed to Flower

Flowers are starting to bloom! But where do they come from? Let’s explore the life cycles of plants and learn more about what plants need to live and thrive!

  • Where do flowers come from?
  • What do plants need to live?


Wednesday, April 17th: Water, Water, Everywhere!

Water is so important for life on Earth, and we get a lot of water weather in spring. Come explore Volume and capacity and learn what happens to water after it goes down the drain. (This week will get wet! Learners and their adults may want to bring a spare change of clothes)

  • Where does water come from?
  • What is the Water Cycle?
  • What is volume?
  • What is Capacity?


Wednesday, April 24th: Wormy Dirt

Do you know why we see worms on the ground after it rains? Why are there so many worms in the dirt? And why are worms so important for a spring garden? Come find out the answers this week. 

  • What does a worm do?
  • How can I help my garden to grow?


Upcoming Monthly Themes 

May Theme - Universe Explorers

Thank you to Penn National Insurance for sponsoring this program.




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