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Reading Public Museum

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Address: 500 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611
Phone Number: +1 610-371-5850
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Art, history, science, and culture all under one roof in Reading, Pa.

Art, history, science, and culture all under one roof in Reading, Pa.

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Love this museum - just the right size for kids. very kid friendly, every room has something hands on that the kids can do. Good to note if you are a berks county library member... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
schrope01
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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this museum - just the right size for kids. very kid friendly, every room has something hands on that the kids can do. Good to note if you are a berks county library member you can check out a free pass, but make sure to plan ahead the passes go fast.

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Thank schrope01
RDGMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are excited to be on your list of things to do in Berks County! Hope to see you again soon for Eat Well, Play Well! More 

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last time I visited the museum was to take my 2 year old to meet his best friend Curious George! And we had so much fun. The staff was very friendly. I looked online before going to see if George was going to be present and he was. At the exact time. So they keep their word. We took lots... More 

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Thank Kayla R
RDGMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this review

AWESOME! Glad to hear you had such a great time. Hope to see you back soon for Eat Well, Play Well! More 

West Lawn, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The exhibits could use an over-haul, things can get stale. The gift shop items could use some updating.

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RDGMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this review

Both, exhibitions and the Gift Shop inventory, change regularly. Usually temporary exhibitions are in house for three months at a time; and the permanent galleries, which showcase The Museum's Collection change periodically, as well. Hope you will find something that peaks your interest on your next visit! More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My wife and I visit this museum frequently as there are fascinating exhibits, many of which change often. Our grandchildren love this place and many exhibits are designed to appeal to them. Give it a try-you'll love it!

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Thank Louise G
RDGMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! RPM is happy to be a hot spot for all ages! We hope to see you back soon for Eat Well, Play Well (January 22, 2016-May 1, 2016)! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I recently attended a corporate party at the Planetarium (well, back in July!) and it was THE coolest venue for the cocktail party. Delicious food, the staff were great to work with and the space was so unique!

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Thank Rachael R
RDGMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this review

So glad to hear you had a great experience at the Planetarium! We are incredibly proud of the venue. It is certainly one of out most popular rentals, for good reason! It is a blank canvas that can be dressed up to suite any vision! More 

Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

For a county museum, this is an excellent. They try to educate visitors with lectures and change exhibits

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Been going to the Reading Public Museum since the 1950's. It has been a favorite of mine since childhood. Fascinating exhibits. Everything is done well. Beautiful grounds to walk and or ride a bike. Great outdoor photo ops as well.

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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526 reviews
346 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this smaller museum, that is located actually in west Reading, behind the Reading hospital. Our only disappointment was that the Planetarium wasn't open the day we visited because of a special event occurring that evening. We spent most of an afternoon, doing all three floors. They rotate their exhibits, so you see different ones... More 

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Malta, NY
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132 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

I had to wait an hour for business meeting so spent time exploring the nice path along the Wyomissing Creek. The park is a fantastic place to walk with an informal type arboretum a formal garden area and series of bridges back and forth over the creek. If I lived here this would surely be a regular running/walking trail for... More 

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Thank Donna M
RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your down time with us! Hope to see you back soon! More 

Newport News, Virginia
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128 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This was a very eclectic museum. There were paintings, mummies, knight armor, dinosaurs and curious George. There was something for everyone to see. You should check it out if you are in the area.

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RDGMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this review

RPM prides itself on being a place for all ages to spend the day! Thank you for visiting! Hope to see you back again soon. More 

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