Re-imagine KidsPlace
The Gary and Sylvie St. Hilaire Gallery

In celebration of our twentieth anniversary, Whitaker Center is proud to share that KidsPlace, located in the Harsco Science Center, will be reimagined to include newly-designed and refurbished exhibits for children ages up to five years old. This renovation project is taking place from October 7 through November 4, 2019.

The newly renovated KidsPlace is being named in honor of Gary and Sylvie St. Hilaire to recognize their philanthropic spirit. Gary and Sylvie’s leadership and generosity has inspired others to invest in Whitaker Center, our future, and our mission. It is our honor to recognize their commitment to Whitaker Center, the community, and STEAM education in a place where children learn, laugh, and grow together.

Whitaker Center has partnered with Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, PA to design and construct the new exhibits in three phases. The first phase of the renovated space will include a beautiful gated “Baby Garden” area, a storybook tree, a fishin’ hole, and a picnic area, which is scheduled to open on November 5, 2019. The second phase of the project will include a revamped ambulance and oversized operation game scheduled to open in the spring of 2020.

By contributing to tonight’s Fund A Need donation drive, you will be funding the future of Pre-K STEM learning in Harrisburg by investing in our littlest learners. Your donation to this specific project will go towards refurbishing fees, the new exhibits designed by Carnegie Science Center, installation, and overall décor of the second phase of KidsPlace.