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Reading Public Museum, Reading

(4.5/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The Museum is ideal for younger children. They offer educational programs for the young. For the adult they also go out of their way. A while ago they had a flintlock exhibit that only a few people ha...  more »
  • This museum has a wonderful collection of Pa German artifacts as well as world class paintings by Masters, Native American and ancient world artifacts and a great curator who brings excellent touring ...  more »
  • For a small city, the Reading Public Museum has a truly impressive collection of art which includes works by Monet, Picasso, Renoir, Warhol and many more. Locals and tourists alike are often surprised...  more »
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  • I remember the museum of old. There were many more objects in their exhibits in the past, therefore more things to see and learn about. The current exhibits have a lot of open space (makes me wonder where all the old items in the collections went and why they don't show some of the other items, if they still have them). They are still education focused and a great place for kids to learn. Recent events like their Pokemon Go are good example of how they teach by allowing you to have fun. Don't forget about the planetarium it is great too.
  • Really nice rotating kids interactive exhibits. The Keith Haring pieces are great. There's always something good going on there. The annual family pass is a pretty good deal that quickly pays for itself.
  • The Reading Museum is very beautiful! If you enjoy walking and especially if you enjoy photography this is a wonderful spot of great scenery and of learning!
  • My aunt's wedding reception was actually in the tip floor of the museum. It was outstanding and very unique. Food was delicious and the dinosaur exhibit was awesome.
  • Some really neat ornithological and geological displays downstairs and art upstairs. Good place to take kids.