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Reading Public Museum

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Address: 500 Museum Rd, Reading, PA 19611-1425
Phone Number: +1 610-371-5850
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Sun 12:00 pm - 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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Dinosaurs display

Grandson loves dinosaurs and was not disappointed! Animation fantastic ! Reading about the types of dinosaurs made his day!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Brian and Joan N
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wyomiss
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wyomiss
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Grandson loves dinosaurs and was not disappointed! Animation fantastic ! Reading about the types of dinosaurs made his day!

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1 Thank Brian and Joan N
RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this review

Glad you were able to visit and everyone enjoyed the dinosaurs! Hope to see you back again in the winter for Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails! More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my granddaughters just this past week. We saw the dinosaurs exhibit. I take them whenever there is a special event. There is something for ages. They like to go into the modern art section and we share what each painting looks like to them. The ground are beautiful and worth the walk. The gardens are well kept. There... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an incredible asset to our town! I am proud of the taxpayers of Reading for supporting this vital cultural institution since 1913. Until quite recently, they were supplying over 90% of the funds necessary to keep the doors open. Since the burden of operating expenses is now more equitably shared, the museum has grown and flourished. It's a destination... More 

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Shillington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place to go for a walk. They have nice paved walkways along the creek. They have beautiful landscaping. The museum always has different events going on and it's a fun thing to do every now and then.

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Thank kaphillio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Growing up in Reading I have been to this Museum many times for school field trips. I have also come to their various special exhibits like the Legos or Dinosaurs. I'm not sure why but I always found their year round exhibits lacking, granted that could because I've visited so many times. But when they do the special exhibits, they... More 

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Thank Andrew S
Blandon, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Reading Public Museum is a beautiful small museum filled with some wonderful art, interesting artifacts and many other things. The traveling shows that they bring in attract a wide variety of age groups. Right now there is a wonderful dinosaur exhibit which my grandchildren found extremely fasctinating.

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

Thank you for your kind words! RPM strives to be a place for all ages! Hope to see you back soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Museum has been the part of my life. Reading School District students used to have they annual art show displayed at this Museum.This was also the most looked forward to field trip every year. They have world class art and usually a special exhibit going on several time per year.

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Thank Annette S
Quarryville, Pennsylvania, United States
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is so worth the price (which was only $26 for 3 of us) for a nice family outing. Lots of interesting exhibits. A lot of hands on stuff for the younger kids. Recently took my 7y/o brother and he didn't want to leave. Also very educational! We got to see the dinosaurs and it was awesome not just... More 

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Thank Brandi R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this museum is your typical old school attraction with lots of variety. The exhibits range from rocks & minerals to knights and daggers from Papua. You could easily spend half a day there. I recommend. It also has an impressive art section.

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

Thank you so much for your kind works! RPM strives to be a place of learning for all ages with various interests! Hope to have you back again soon, as the exhibitions change regularly! More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented out the planetarium for her reception. It worked out great! Having married THREE DAUGHTERS in the past 19 months, this was great because it was different then the rest. After the ceremony, guests arrived and toured the Museum. It kept them busy while we did pictures on the grounds. The only draw back now is, if you use... More 

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Thank ap3131
RDGMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this review

RPM is glad to have had the chance to be part of your family's special day!! Thank you for giving us the opportunity! The good news is... there are more choices in catering once again! Like the model of The Museum's Collection, we hope to be a place for everyone, including those renting out the spaces for events. We hope... More 

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