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GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

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Address: 201 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601
Phone Number: 610-374-4600
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Awesome!

Been here fro many field trips and even just to hang out with friends! There are always new exhibits, from high school art, to artists who only use sharpie, to hands-on exhibits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Samantha S
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Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Been here fro many field trips and even just to hang out with friends! There are always new exhibits, from high school art, to artists who only use sharpie, to hands-on exhibits! A very fun place to relax!

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

inside is very nice..now some may say getting there is a little ify...but I am from the area and it doesn't bother me...nice big parking lot

Review collected in partnership with Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is the best place to see a movie in Reading PA The art can be perused while waiting for your movie to start. The seating is comfortable, and if you plan it you can stop in the goggle works store. Oh, and the snacks are reasonably priced.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Goggleworks is an interesting place to visit. It has many wonderful artist in residence there whose work is very interesting. The historical aspect of the place explained was very interesting as well. My favorite was the glass blowing area. It was fun to learn how that process happens. Worth a visit.

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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351 reviews 351 reviews
70 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

GoggleWorks has brought so much culture to the Reading community. They have a greatest gift shop, many local artists are based here, they run classes for the community. Their events are always outstanding!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

What a great center for the arts. Free admission, free parking, 11-7 daily, very helpful staff of volunteers. Occupies square block which was formerly the Willson Products factory ("first factory in the world to manufacture optical glass for lenses and reading glasses", best known for safety glasses - check out the fascinating Willson/GoggleWorks history exhibit inside). Award-winning restoration; the original... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

So many classes are offered here that you can sign up for (I've always done in advance, not sure if they allow walk ins) and they have all been great. They are a tad pricey, but there is something for everyone, from glass blowing to jewelry making. The teachers have all been nice and easy going. They call you to... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My cousin-in-law got married here at the end of December and it was a beautiful place! We loved the rustic, raw, exposed look of the brick and beams, but they dressed it up with lights and decorations. We were confused about parking at first, but were helped by GoggleWorks staff.

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Long Island
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We thought this was a hands on place but it turned out to be be more of a requires reservation place. Disappointed as a tourist.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you enjoy the arts this place is a gem. We visit several times a year to browse the artist galleries and workshops. Never attend a movie hear but have heard they have some cool films and the venue is nice.

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