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Reading Public Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Day at the Museum

I had a pleasant visit with my Son and Grandson. There is a lot to see and learn. We brought a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ronwilkinson1
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A Nice Find

You may think that you have to travel to a big city to find nice museums, but Reading Public Museum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Art, history, science, and culture all under one roof in Reading, Pa.
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500 Museum Rd, Reading, PA 19611-1425
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a pleasant visit with my Son and Grandson. There is a lot to see and learn. We brought a picnic lunch and ate it in the picnic area they provide along a nice babbling brook. There is plenty of parking.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You may think that you have to travel to a big city to find nice museums, but Reading Public Museum dispels that notion. The RPM contains an indoor museum, arboretum, and planetarium; so there's something for everyone. The museum has numerous sections containing a decent...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Our daughter really enjoyed Kids night out. It's a great program from kids to learn about various topics. They always have at least one art project, get pizza for dinner and have even been in the planetarium. Thank you for offering this great program!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AJP625
RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

Thank you! We are so glad that so many people take advantage of the unique opportunity here! Hope your daughter will be back for more KNO events in the future.

Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

For a small facility in a smaller town, the RPM is a decent place to visit if you need to spend an extra day in Reading. $10 adult admission for museum and arboretum was quite reasonable.

Date of experience: February 2019
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RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! Hope you'll be back again soon and change that 3 into a 5!

Reviewed February 17, 2019

A beautiful place to hold an event or just enjoy the planetarium programs! We attended a wedding event catered by Boscov's. The event was lovely. The children were able to watch a show in the planetarium and enjoy popcorn.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joanne W
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

If you enjoy the outdoors and a quiet place at the museum is where to go.There is something for everyone.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 368busy
RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

We LOVE that!!! We truly strive to be a place for EVERYONE!

Reviewed January 15, 2019

For a city the size of Reading this museum and its collection are fairly impressive - have been to museums in much larger cities that paled in comparison. Interesting rotating exhibits. Some exhibits are explicitly focused towards children which is good for family or young...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

Thank you for your feedback and visiting! We strive to make every visit special and a place for everyone to learn and enjoy! So glad your experience here at RPM has been great!

Reviewed January 14, 2019

Worth the visit if you're a curious person who enjoys learning and visiting museums. Locals should definitely bring their kids here. Good variety of exhibits and the cost was reasonable. Summer is a good time to go to also enjoy the outdoor scenes just outside...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kevin S
RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! Jeffery is a true gem here at RPM, and we are lucky to have him as the face of the Gift Shop.

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Reading, PA has a precious, established, well done and run museum, The Reading Museum. Historically, this museum has brought art and cultural awareness to our area. Today's museum and planetarium continue to bring high quality installations and programs for the enrichment of students and adults....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you for the kind words! RPM takes pride in being an institution of learning for everyone and are proud to be part of this community. Hope to have you back again soon.

Reviewed December 11, 2018

Loved taking my niece and nephew here for there dino exhibit. They just loved being able to see and learn about their favorite dinosaurs

Date of experience: October 2018
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RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you for making RPM part of your family's memories!

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Response from szechman4 | Reviewed this property |
$10 adult, $6 children or season pass $75 and go as much as u want
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April 20, 2017|
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Response from RDGMuseum | Property representative |
There are just snacks in the Gift Shop. There are many places along Penn Ave in west reading (about one mile away) to eat. Ranges from specialty restaurants to McDonald's.
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Hi there. Dinosaurs closed the beginning of October. However, Sunday, Dec. 11, santa will be visiting RPM FROM 11am-2pm. Brain Teasers and CitiBlocs are great exhibitions for kiddos to visit. We also have a Thomas the Tank... More
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