Due to an exciting construction project happening at Whitaker Center, Harsco Science Center and Select Medical Digital Cinema is currently open Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM. Read More »
Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Trips to Whitaker Center

We've got field trips down to a science.

For one event field trip, schools have the option of visiting the Harsco Science Center or the Select Medical Digital Cinema, to view a documentary. If the Science Center option is chosen, students can explore the Science Center and visit all of the hands-on science exhibits.   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.

If taking part in a one-event documentary experience, your class will experience an educational film in a completely immersive, large-format movie theater. You will have the choice of one of the following 40-45 minute documentaries.

Groups can have the best of both offerings by opting in to the 2 Event package of the Science Center experience and a documentary.

Complete the 2020-21 Field Trip to Whitaker Center RSVP Form to book your trip!

Field Trips include the Science Center, a Documentary, or Both!
 
 Student Pricing

 

 1 Event - Science Center
 1 Event - Documentary
 2 Events

 Regular

 $10  $8  $14

Adult Policy:  Groups will receive (1) complimentary chaperone admission with every 10 tickets purchased.  To qualify for complimentary chaperone admission, a minimum of ten (10) admission tickets must be purchased.  Each additional adult beyond this ratio will be $10.  This policy will apply to regular and STEM Scholarship pricing. 



Science Center:
  • Students can explore the Science Center and visit all of the hands-on science exhibits.
  • Students will take part in activities in the STEM Design Studios
    - Students will now be able to engage in hands-on STEM workshops in the interactive classroom spaces 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.  The small group 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 activities. There is no reservation required to take part in these activities. 


Documentary:
  • One of the following documentaries can be viewed when you visit Whitaker Center
    • Expedition Chesapeake 2D
    • Into America's Wild 3D *NEW
    • Great Bear Rainforest 3D
    • Great Barrier Reef 3D
    • Dream Big 3D
    • Tiny Giants 3D
    • Flight of the Butterflies 3D
    • National Parks Adventure 3D
    • Forces of Nature 2D
    • Journey to Space 3D
    • Lewis and Clark 2D
    • Grand Canyon Adventure 3D
    • Tornado Alley 3D

Documentaries are approximately 45 minutes in length.


Please reach out to education@whitakercenter.org with any questions or help filling out your RSVP form.

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