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Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Little Learners

Little Learners at Whitaker Center is back and ready for some fun, interactive STEAM 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. 

Masks are required, group size is small, and sanitized supplies will be available for each family or group. Please review the Health and Safety Procedures here.

Dates and Times

Every program takes place Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m in KidsPlace.

*Please note, the rest of the Science Center will not be available for exploration and KidsPlace will close promptly at 11:00.*


Best of Little Learners

Join us as we practice our science process skills through some of our favorite Little Learners experiments and activities. We will explore nature, color, animals, weather, and more as we observe, predict, and experiment. Every week will be a different mix of tried and true favorites sure to engage your child in fun and learning.


$3 per child 

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

Who needs a ticket:

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. 

Registration is required: 

At this time, Little Learners is limited to ten participating children.  No walk-ups will be admitted and registration will close at noon the day before each session.  A detailed email with Whitaker Center's Health and Safety Procedures and where to enter the building will be sent the day before the program.

Thank you to Penn National Insurance for sponsoring this program.


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