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Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Program Types

Create your own perfect visit!

A field trip to Whitaker Center can be customized to fit the needs of your class with programs that reinforce your classroom curriculum. Choose a one or two event visit to create the perfect trip and keep your class on the move and engaged in the process! 

A Harsco Science Center Visit gives your group access to STEM-based science exhibits that provide hands-on learning. Experience the science center at your own pace taking in each area as a class, or let your kids explore in small groups. Either way, your visit is on your own terms. For planning purposes, block out at least 1.5 hours of your visit to experience Harsco Science Center. 

 Drop in STEM Workshops (included in science center admission for field trip guests)

We’re opening up our lab space to offer all science center visitors the opportunity to get hands-on with different STEM topics. Students will now be able to engage in hands-on STEM workshops during all field trips to Whitaker Center!  Adults and their students will meet a STEM Educator at the classroom doors and be introduced to the day’s inquiry-based challenge.  Small groups will have time to design, test, and refine their projects to fulfill the posed requirements.  These engaging activities will allow students to explore important problem-solving strategies while gaining an appreciation and love of STEM.

There’s no reservation needed to attend. Space is first-come-first-served and meant for groups of 30 or less at one time. Each workshop will take approx. 15 – 20 minutes (based on group size and the nature of the activity).

 A Documentary Film Viewing inside Select Medical Digital Cinema gives your class the experience of seeing an educational film in a completely immersive, large format movie theater. Check out what’s playing during your visit, or contact our Group Sales Coordinator to schedule an exclusive showing of any documentary film in our library. Documentary films typically run 40 – 50 minutes in length. 

Please contact education@whitakercenter.org with questions regarding educational opportunities and booking your trip.  

Complete the School Reservation Form to Book your Trip!

For visits happening 9/1/2019 - 8/31/2020:




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