Reading Public Museum, Reading

4.6
#3 of 12 in Things to do in Reading
Hours of Operation:

Daily: 11 am to 5 pm

Holidays:

The Museum and Planetarium are closed on President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Museum Admission:

Adults (18-64): $10

Seniors (65+)/Children/Students w/ID: $6

Members and Children 3 and under: Free

Planetarium Star Show Admission (per show):

Adults (18-64): $8

Seniors (65+)/Children/Students w/ID: $6

Members and Children 3 and under: Free

Planetarium Music Show Admission (per show):

Adults (18-64): $8

Seniors (65+)/Children/Students w/ID: $6

Members and Children 3 and under: Free
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  • August 6, 2017
    We are members and make it there abour every 2 weeks. If not in the exhibits at least to the aboretium.  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    I have visited many of the leading museums from NYC to DC, including smaller museums in the Brandywine and Delaware areas. This Reading Public Museum can't be missed. Start with a walk along the creek...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    This museum has been in business for a while and can attract different clients via divergent exhibits. They also have a nice permanent collection for when no special show is on display.  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    I was very impressed with the quality of their pieces. There were things dated to 450 B.C. The display with Nephrina was especially interesting. You almost felt as though you knew her before you left. The fact that she had fractured her hip and that medication had been applied externally to ease her pain helped to tell her story. For a small museum I found it to be top notch!
  • June 27, 2017
    It's a nice place to take a walk by yourself, with friends, or with your dog. I wouldn't go into the museum because of the 10 dollar fee. It's a PUBLIC museum but you have to pay. They have several areas set aside for weddings which is nice.
  • June 7, 2017
    The grounds are fantastic and great for walking your dogs or exercising. The exhibits are also good, it's a small museum and they have a cool gift shop.
  • March 13, 2017
    I love to walk to grounds here, its calm and clean. The museum building it self is rather large. They have great exbits time to time for kids and adults. Its a great place to have a simple family day out on a nice weather day.
  • June 7, 2017
    Lovely area. Great collections. Friendly staff.

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