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Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents’ Day declared free Community Days at Whitaker Center

Citizens Bank Foundation underwrites the program, now in its eighth year

PHILADELPHIA     (January 6, 2009) - The Citizens Bank Foundation and Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts announced today that exploration will be free to the public on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 19, and on Presidents’ Day, February 16, as part of Community Days underwritten by Citizens Bank Foundation.

Citizens Bank Foundation underwrites admission to Harsco Science Center and Select Medical IMAX® Theater presentations at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, located at 222 Market Street in downtown Harrisburg.

On Monday, January 19, Gloria M. Olewine Gallery at Harsco Science Center will feature the limited-engagement exhibit, How People Make Things. Select Medical IMAX Theater will feature Bugs! 3D at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. and Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D at 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Free admission to Harsco Science Center and Select Medical IMAX Theater will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Select Medical IMAX Theater admission is limited to one film per guest. Guests must be present to receive tickets. No rain checks or vouchers. All schedules and show times are subject to change without notice. Children under 13 will not be admitted unless accompanied at all times by an adult. Please note: films shown after 5 p.m. are full price.
 
Citizens Bank Foundation is providing a $25,000 grant to underwrite the two free community days in 2009 at Whitaker Center, continuing the record attendance program which began in 2002. Community Days underwritten by Citizens Bank Foundation in 2009 will take place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents’ Day and offer free admission to Harsco Science Center exhibits and Select IMAX Theater presentations.

About the Citizens Bank Foundation

Citizens Bank Foundation is a subsidiary of the Citizens Charitable Foundation, which is a charitable contributions vehicle of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., RBS Citizens, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. The foundation’s support is focused on housing, community development and basic human needs.

About Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

Whitaker Center provides a wide range of science and cultural activities including educational and entertaining large-format films, interactive science exhibits and programs, multi-dimensional stage performances in Sunoco Performance Theater, and venues for public and private events. For more information on Whitaker Center, 222 Market St., Harrisburg, visit www.whitakercenter.org or call 717-214-ARTS.