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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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A local jewel that should not be missed!

We visited the Reading Public Museum on a rainy day and decided that we would do our tour at a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
R4825WDjohng
A local learning experience

The Museum is a learning tool for the entire family . They vary the displays throughout the year... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
donaldgolferdon
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank R4825WDjohng
RDGMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 .

Thank donaldgolferdon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank shetho33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A true hidden gem, their exhibits are always interesting! Their recent science fiction one had Robby the Robot, C3PO and a life size Alien from the Aliens movies!

Thank ThePuhs
RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting!! Alien Worlds and Androids was a great exhibition. We are thrilled to have been part of their tour schedule!

Reviewed 3 October 2018

There is something intriguing for everyone at the Reading Public Museum from exploring the regular collections to visiting special exhibits, walking outdoors or seeing a show in the Planetarium.

Thank Debra A
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We arrived in Reading too late to visit the museum itself so spent time walking the gardens. It was a hot, humid evening and the stroll along the creek, with a tree lined path was very enjoyable. Not a lot of floral plantings, this is...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Well done exhibits in this mid sized museum. Variety of things make a visit interesting for anyone looking for a museum.

Thank CBfromCA
Reviewed 29 August 2018

My granddaughter and niece enjoyed themselves immensely. We not only spent time in this special addition but we were able to walk around the other exhibits and enjoyed them as well as the beautiful gardens outside.

Thank drm374
RDGMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

So glad to hear everyone had a great time! Thank you for your visit!! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Visiting Reading? Most locals have been to the Reading Museum and Planetarium, so they know what a gem this place is. Best to review their website to see all that is offered before making plans to go. This is a small museum and one can...More

Thank Teresa K
RDGMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you so much for your suggestions! We love the Arboretum, too! It's a great place to stroll and observe. Hope to have you back again soon.

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful and pet friendly area! They do have doggie poop bags Incase you forgot yours or run out. There is a bridge that connects the two paths! So many pretty flowers that have plaques that you can tell what they are.

Thank Jennifer_Lo_Romano
RDGMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

It's the perfect place to a walk!!

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goirish106
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
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bassjwp
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.
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missiulsh
28 November 2016|
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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
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