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

Whitaker on Wheels

Bringing science directly to you in the W.O.W. van!!

Our Whitaker On Wheels program, commonly referred to as W.O.W., offers preschools, daycare centers, and elementary schools the opportunity to bring interactive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) stations directly to the children they look after and teach. 


60 minutes 3+ Less than 50 $250
30 minutes Infant-Age 2 Less than 50 $50*

* The infant to age 2 (30-minute) program must be booked in conjunction with one of the 3+ (60-minute) programs. It is not offered separately.

Any program over 50 children and/or over 60 miles from Whitaker Center will incur additional charges


Sensory Explorers (Ages 0-2)

Introduce the little ones to a variety of sensations through their investigation of our sensory bins! Each explorer is
sure to find something they like as we master 4 or our 5 senses (no tasting please).

Art Sensations (Ages 0-2)

Let the little ones embrace their creative side as we explore the colors and textures of art. Built for little hands and inquiring minds, this program is mess free and perfect for art introduction through sensory exploration.

Farm Senses (Ages 0-2)

Introduces all the aspects of a farm to young minds through sensory and play! The perfect starting or ending point for a unit on animals. 

Mini Masterpiece (Ages 3-5)

Includes a take home masterpiece, the science of colors, and some puzzling theories. Perfect for toddlers who have an itch for art! 

Planting (Ages 3-5)

Includes a take home plant, parts of a flower identification, and puzzles. Perfect for the budding toddler mind and great hands on learning through play.

Dino Dig (Ages 3-5)

Dig for bones and try to build a dinosaur, explore what dinosaurs did all day, and make a craft to take home. This is perfect for your Dino loving toddlers! 

Space Cadet (Ages 6-8)

Get to know the planets, identify constellations, and go stargazing in the night sky. Features our inflatable StarLab, so please be sure you have adequate space for this program. 

Solids, Liquids, Gases (Ages 6-8)

Make a tasty ice cream treat, get moving like an atom, and but your scientist cap on to identify the states of matter. This program is a great introduction or recap for elementary age students who have an interest in science! 

Mighty Engineers (Ages 6-8)

Get to work on your own design, learn the engineering process from start to finish and take home a prototype of your product! Budding engineers will get to see what it’s like to be an engineer for the day. 

Coding Connections (Ages 6-8)

Work hands on with iPads and Spheros to learn how to do draw coding, blockchain coding and for more advanced coders get a taste of writing script! We will work to solve challenges and complete stages to master the language of coding! 


To schedule W.O.W. programming for your preschool or daycare center, please complete the W.O.W Reservation Form below!
Please note: W.O.W. programming availability in June, July, and August of 2019 is SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support of this program and your understanding!


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