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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  • We have been here on a few occasions. Great place to take grandchildren when they have special exhibits. We saw the dinosaur exhibit with them and then on a separate trip returned more recenlty to see...  more »
  • The museum was quite small and seemed like a lot of the rooms were closed. A Harley Davidson exhibit was there, which I don't car about so that affected my review.  more »
  • The park and lawns outside were also fun to walk around today. The stream cutting through the gardens and the park looks very clear. There ducks up and down it. Even peaked at Trudy's Garden. The muse...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lovely area. Great collections. Friendly staff.

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