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Reading Public Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wonderful Planetarium!

A beautiful place to hold an event or just enjoy the planetarium programs! We attended a wedding... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joanne W
Reading, Pennsylvania
Walk the trail

If you enjoy the outdoors and a quiet place at the museum is where to go.There is something for... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2019
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Art, history, science, and culture all under one roof in Reading, Pa.
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500 Museum Rd, Reading, PA 19611-1425
+1 610-371-5850
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All reviews beautiful grounds on display permanent collection egyptian mummy nice walk special exhibit lovely walking paths planetarium shows local gem enjoy the scenery ninja turtle all ages west reading babbling brook rotating exhibits interesting artifacts something for everyone
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful place to hold an event or just enjoy the planetarium programs! We attended a wedding event catered by Boscov's. The event was lovely. The children were able to watch a show in the planetarium and enjoy popcorn.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

If you enjoy the outdoors and a quiet place at the museum is where to go.There is something for everyone.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 368busy
Reviewed 16 January 2019

For a city the size of Reading this museum and its collection are fairly impressive - have been to museums in much larger cities that paled in comparison. Interesting rotating exhibits. Some exhibits are explicitly focused towards children which is good for family or young...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank billdelgado
Reviewed 14 January 2019

Worth the visit if you're a curious person who enjoys learning and visiting museums. Locals should definitely bring their kids here. Good variety of exhibits and the cost was reasonable. Summer is a good time to go to also enjoy the outdoor scenes just outside...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Reading, PA has a precious, established, well done and run museum, The Reading Museum. Historically, this museum has brought art and cultural awareness to our area. Today's museum and planetarium continue to bring high quality installations and programs for the enrichment of students and adults....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you for the kind words! RPM takes pride in being an institution of learning for everyone and are proud to be part of this community. Hope to have you back again soon.

Reviewed 12 December 2018

Loved taking my niece and nephew here for there dino exhibit. They just loved being able to see and learn about their favorite dinosaurs

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank silentgirl804
RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you for making RPM part of your family's memories!

Reviewed 1 December 2018

This museum focuses on art, science, and history. I love contemporary art and they had some great examples there. One of my other favorite exhibits was the animated prehistoric animals. You could hear this exhibit all over the museum. I did find it a bit...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 13 November 2018

We visited the Reading Public Museum on a rainy day and decided that we would do our tour at a leisurely pace, trying not to miss anything. It was a wonderful experience and well worth the very reasonable admission prices that are available, especially seniors...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank R4825WDjohng
RDGMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you for spending your rainy day with us at RPM!!

Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

The Museum is a learning tool for the entire family . They vary the displays throughout the year . They also have a small planetarium. This is a must see for the travelers . You will enjoy every step through the adventure .

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank donaldgolferdon
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a awesome place to take your kids on a rainy day! Walking along the river is always beautiful too.

Date of experience: January 2018
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10 February 2018|
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Response from szechman4 | Reviewed this property |
$10 adult, $6 children or season pass $75 and go as much as u want
21 April 2017|
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Response from RDGMuseum | Property representative |
There are just snacks in the Gift Shop. There are many places along Penn Ave in west reading (about one mile away) to eat. Ranges from specialty restaurants to McDonald's.
28 November 2016|
Response from RDGMuseum | Property representative |
Hi there. Dinosaurs closed the beginning of October. However, Sunday, Dec. 11, santa will be visiting RPM FROM 11am-2pm. Brain Teasers and CitiBlocs are great exhibitions for kiddos to visit. We also have a Thomas the Tank... More