Due to the renovation of KidsPlace and the new STEM Design Studios, the Harsco Science Center will be closed from October 7 through November 4, 2019 (Sunoco Performance Theatre, Select Medical Digital Cinema, the WondersStore, and our Box Office will continue regular operating hours during this time).
Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Social Science Experiment

Two parts happy hour event, one part science exploration: the Social Science Experiment combines all the elements of a good time. Each event has a different theme and features sampling from local breweries, wineries, and distilleries along with yummy snacks from local food hot spots. 

Tickets are limited for these events, so grab yours early!

These events are strictly 21+. ID is required at check-in.


The Social Science Experiment : UGLY SWEATER PARTY 2020 


Details coming SOON!!!


Thanks to everyone who attended our previous Social Science Experiments:



Geek Out attendees went head-to-head in Giant JENGA, old-school Atari games, and in brick-building engineering competitions!

Ugly Sweater Party

Amy P., our Events Coordinator, rocking her Whooville-inspired Ugly Sweater outfit!

The winners of our Ugly Sweater Contest, as voted by the attendees! 

Brewology: The Science of Beer

Brewology trivia players compete for stellar beer-themed prizes as part of learning about the Science of Beer. 


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