Tour WITF

witf-pmc.jpg"The time and effort you took to show us all aspects of your facility was very educational. Thank you for giving these students an experience they will never forget!" - Central PA Elementary School Teacher

The WITF Public Media Center is the home for WITF TV, WITF 89.5  & 93.3, news networks RadioPA Networks and Public Radio Capitol News, the Central PA Magazine, witf.org, WITF Educational Services, Top Flight Media and Media Solutions. The Public Media Center is a destination – a place for public participation in creating programs and in learning. WITF’s educational tour program offers lively, interactive tours of the WITF Public Media Center, a state-of-the-art multimedia production facility. Tour visitors will enjoy a welcoming, dynamic demonstration of WITF’s creativity and technology at work. Trained guides will lead visitors through the Public Media Center’s specially-designed tour route, offering a behind-the-scenes perspective on WITF’s multimedia operations and content production. These free tours feature interactive presentations, observation areas, lively audiovisuals, and even hands-on activities – an interactive “demonstration station” studio offers visitors the opportunity to try out key roles in audiovisual production. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes to one hour, with plenty of opportunity for questions. Come see it for yourself and enjoy a fun learning experience appropriate for all ages. We are eager to welcome you!

Tours are given by appointment only and must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. Visitors of any age may request a tour. We suggest that groups larger than 20 are divided into smaller touring groups to ensure a high-quality tour experience. If you wish to visit the Public Media Center outside of the suggested tour schedule, we will make every effort to accommodate your requested date and time.

Take an online tour 24/7! Click on any target on the map below to open a 360 degree view of one of the WITF Public Media Center’s many amenities, a few of which you won’t see on any other tour! You can use your computer’s mouse to navigate around the image. Simply click the X in the image's upper right to return to the map so you can select your next location to view.

Tour Formats

General Tour: On a general tour of the WITF Public Media Center, visitors are led by a trained volunteer tour guide from the Lowengard Atrium, to the Greenwald Television Studio, to the Pollock Board Room, stopping along the way to explore master control rooms, editing suites, and our very own hands-on Studio D: Demonstration Station. The tour includes interactive audiovisuals and a treat from our Public Media Center Tour sponsor, Turkey Hill. Tours can be provided throughout the business day or weekday evenings starting at 6:30pm. Click here to download a tour request form

Career Exploration Tours: Students and educators alike are often curious about the many career opportunities that exist at a public media organization, like WITF. During a Career Exploration Tour, visitors are provided a general tour and also interact with WITF staff who answer your questions during a panel discussion, exploring educational, experiential, economic, technological and regulatory topics.  Career Exploration Tours satisfy The Pennsylvania Department of Education Academic Standards for Career Education and Work: Career Awareness and Preparation, Career Acquisition, and Career Retention and Advancement. Career Exploration tours can be provided throughout the business day or weekday evenings starting at 6:30pmClick here to download a tour request form

  • For Grade 3 students, the Career Exploration Tour: meets the following PDE Academic Standards for Career Education and Work: 13.1.3.D, 13.1.3.F, 13.1.3.G, 13.2.3.E, 13.3.3.B and 13.3.3.G. (*Note: Standards are referenced by the Pennsylvania Department of Education 22 Pa. Code Chapter 4 – Appendix E – Annex A – Career Education and Work Academic Standards #006-296).
  • For Grade 5 students, the Career Exploration Tour: meets the following PDE Academic Standards for Career Education and Work: 13.1.5.A, 13.2.5.E, 13.3.5.B and 13.3.5.G. (*Note: Standards are referenced by the Pennsylvania Department of Education 22 Pa. Code Chapter 4 – Appendix E – Annex A – Career Education and Work Academic Standards #006-296).
  • For Grade 8 students, the Career Exploration Tour: meets the following PDE Academic Standards for Career Education and Work: 13.1.8.B, 13.1.8.F, 13.2.8.E, 13.3.8.B and 13.3.8.G. (*Note: Standards are referenced by the Pennsylvania Department of Education 22 Pa. Code Chapter 4 – Appendix E – Annex A – Career Education and Work Academic Standards #006-296).
  • For Grade 11 students, the Career Exploration Tour: meets the following PDE Academic Standards for Career Education and Work: 13.1.11.B, 13.1.11.F, 13.2.11.E, 13.3.11.A and 13.3.11.G. (*Note: Standards are referenced by the Pennsylvania Department of Education 22 Pa. Code Chapter 4 – Appendix E – Annex A – Career Education and Work Academic Standards #006-296).

Scout Badge/Patch Tours: Tours of the WITF Public Media Center also fulfill many youth scouting badge and patch requirements. Entire troops are encouraged to experience a tour together, to earn multimedia-related badges or patches. Badge Tours can be provided throughout the business day or weekday evenings starting at 6:30pm.  Click here to download a tour request form Click here for more information on Scout Badges.

Request a Tour

Want to tour WITF? Click here to download a tour request form and complete and return via e-mail to Justine N. Hallgren.

or mail to:

Justine N. Hallgren/TOURS
WITF Public Media Center
4801 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 910-2945

Directions and Parking

Free parking is available at the WITF Public Media Center, located at 4801 Lindle Road in Harrisburg. Get driving directions and parking information here.

Accessibility – WITF’s studios are wheelchair accessible. If you (or your group) have special needs/requests, please note it on your Tour Request Form (link) and we’ll be happy to accommodate you.

Still have Questions? Please call WITF at (717)-704-3000, Mon -Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST to learn more.
 
WITF Public Media Center
4801 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 704-3000
(800) 366-9483

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