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Reading Public Museum, Reading

(4.5/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Hours of Operation:

Daily: 11 am to 5 pm


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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  • A small museum that uses creativity to engage adults and children. The place was busy, busy, busy with kids and parents playing miniature golf among Italian masterpieces, then taking a break to talk a...  more »
  • Have really enjoyed our visits there - both because our grandkids had a great time - but also since we did too! 
  • We took our three year old here for his birthday for the Thomas exhibit. It was so worth the trip! We also viewed the other exhibits the museum had to offer and all around had a great time! 
  • 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.