Museum Events

Private Rental

May 20, 2016

The Neag Planetarium is closed for a private event from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Event Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Private Rental

May 21, 2016

Neag Planetarium and Stone Terrace reserved all day for a private event. 

Event Time: 5:00 - 10:00 pm

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Private Rental

May 28, 2016

The Stone Terrace Tent is reserved all day for a private event.  Sections of the Arboretum are reserved from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Event Time: 5:00 - 10:00 pm

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Private Rental

May 28, 2016

Sections of the Arboretum are reserved for a private event from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  The Neag Planetarium is reserved for a private event from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Event Time: 5:00 - 10:00 pm

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Private Rental

June 03, 2016

The Museum's Founder's Gallery and Second Floor Galleries are reserved for a private event from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

Event Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

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Private Rental

June 04, 2016

Sections of the Arboretum are reserved for a private event from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  The Stone Terrace Tent is reserved for a private event from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 

Event Time: 4:30 - 10:00 pm

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Private Rental

June 10, 2016

The Neag Planetarium is reserved for a private event from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

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Private Rental

June 11, 2016

Neag Planetarium reserved all day for a private event.

Event Time: 6:00 - 10:00 pm

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Private Rental

July 23, 2016

Sections of the Arboretum are reserved for a private event from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Event Time: 3:00 - 6:00 pm

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Oasis in Space

July 30, 2015

The first full-dome show will transport you on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water. Oasis in Space incorporates the latest results of astronomical research exploring water-that simple mist mixture of hydrogen and oxygen and a key ingredient for life on Earth. See the show that will delight viewers of all ages.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

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Back to the Moon for Good

July 31, 2015

In case you haven' heard, the Moon is trending again... and in a big way. Unlike the glory days of the 1960s and 1970s, our big white space neighbor is enjoying the attention of a new generation of lunar explorers. Only this time, they're going back to the Moon for good. The educational Google Lunar XPRIZE fulldome planetarium show "Back To The Moon For Good" chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years. To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a team must land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, travel it 500 meters over the lunar surface, and send video, images and data back to Earth. This global competition is designed to spark imagination and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration, not by governments or countries -- by the citizens of the world.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

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Floyd Final Friday- SonicVision

July 31, 2015

On the last Friday of each month, the Neag Planetarium presents exciting full-dome digital visuals set to the music of classic rock acts like Pink Floyd.

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 7 p.m.

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Floyd Final Friday- Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

July 31, 2015

On the last Friday of each month, the Neag Planetarium presents exciting full-dome digital visuals set to the music of classic rock acts like Pink Floyd.

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 8 p.m.

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Floyd Final Friday- Pink Floyd: The Wall

July 31, 2015

On the last Friday of each month, the Neag Planetarium presents exciting full-dome digital visuals set to the music of classic rock acts like Pink Floyd.

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 9 p.m.

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Floyd Final Friday- Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

July 31, 2015

On the last Friday of each month, the Neag Planetarium presents exciting full-dome digital visuals set to the music of classic rock acts like Pink Floyd.

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 10 p.m.

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Private Rental

July 31, 2015

Trudy's Garden is reserved for a private event from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Event Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

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Private Rental

August 01, 2015

Certain sections of Arboretum reserved for private event from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Neag Planetarium reserved for private event all day.

Event Time: 5-10:30 pm

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Private Rental

August 01, 2015

The Auditorium is reserved for a private event from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Event Time: 5:30 - 9:30 pm

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Astronaut

August 02, 2015

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner & outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 1 p.m.

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Sunstruck

August 02, 2015

Discover the wonders of our sun. Its incredible energy has supported life on earth for millennia, but is now threatening our technology and way of life. Travel to the distant future to discover our sun’s connection to the universe’s cosmic cycle of life and death. It will help you understand the Sun’s importance, its direct impact on our lives and the potential hazards such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections that we refer to as “space weather.”


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 2 p.m.

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Stars

August 02, 2015

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that lights the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. Produced by Nashville's Sudekum Planetarium at the Adventure Science Center who collaborated with the National Space Centre in Leicester, England, to create this stunning show exploring the powerhouses of the universe and our relationship with the night sky throughout history. STARS is narrated by actor Mark Hamill.

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 3 p.m.

Learn More...
Dynamic Earth

August 02, 2015

Narrated by actor Liam Neeson, Dynamic Earth is an immersive fulldome program that explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate engine. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.


You'll ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. Collaborators: Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc.; National Center for Supercomputing Applications; Spitz Creative Media; NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio; in association with Denver Museum of Nature & Science and NASA Science Mission Directorate.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

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The Great Space Treasure Hunt

August 03, 2015

Join Bleamer on his quest for a fantastic space treasure! Journey to the planets of our solar system, the constellations, and the sun in this exciting quest.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

Learn More...
Sunstruck

August 04, 2015

Discover the wonders of our sun. Its incredible energy has supported life on earth for milennia, but is now threatning our technology and way of life. Travel to the distant future to discover our sun’s connection to the universe’s cosmic cycle of life and death. It will help you understand the Sun’s importance, its direct impact on our lives and the potential hazards such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections that we refer to as “space weather.”


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

Learn More...
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

August 05, 2015

Watch the birth of a Black Hole, zip through a wormhole, journey past the event horizon and experience the formation of the Milky Way! Mathematical equations, cutting edge science and Einstein's theories fill in holes along the way, providing the most complete picture yet of this mysterious phenomenon. Can you feel the pull? Narrated by Liam Neeson.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

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Private Rental

August 06, 2016

The Perennial Garden is reserved for a private event from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 

Event Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

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Oasis in Space

August 06, 2015

The first full-dome show will transport you on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water. Oasis in Space incorporates the latest results of astronomical research exploring water-that simple mist mixture of hydrogen and oxygen and a key ingredient for life on Earth. See the show that will delight viewers of all ages.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

Learn More...
Back to the Moon for Good

August 07, 2015

In case you haven' heard, the Moon is trending again... and in a big way. Unlike the glory days of the 1960s and 1970s, our big white space neighbor is enjoying the attention of a new generation of lunar explorers. Only this time, they're going back to the Moon for good. The educational Google Lunar XPRIZE fulldome planetarium show "Back To The Moon For Good" chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years. To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a team must land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, travel it 500 meters over the lunar surface, and send video, images and data back to Earth. This global competition is designed to spark imagination and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration, not by governments or countries -- by the citizens of the world.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

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Private Rental

August 08, 2015

Perennial Garden is reserved for a private event from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Event Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm

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Private Rental

August 08, 2015

The Neag Planetarium is reserved for a private event from 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

Event Time: 4:30 - 10:00 pm

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Astronaut

August 09, 2015

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner & outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

Admission

Adults 8$

Seniors/Children/Students (w/ I.D.) 6$

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 1 pm



Event Time: 1 p.m.

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Sunstruck

August 09, 2015

Discover the wonders of our sun. Its incredible energy has supported life on earth for millennia, but is now threatening our technology and way of life. Travel to the distant future to discover our sun’s connection to the universe’s cosmic cycle of life and death. It will help you understand the Sun’s importance, its direct impact on our lives and the potential hazards such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections that we refer to as “space weather.”


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 2 p.m.

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Stars

August 09, 2015

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that lights the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. Produced by Nashville's Sudekum Planetarium at the Adventure Science Center who collaborated with the National Space Centre in Leicester, England, to create this stunning show exploring the powerhouses of the universe and our relationship with the night sky throughout history. STARS is narrated by actor Mark Hamill.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 3 p.m.

Learn More...
The Great Space Treasure Hunt

August 10, 2015

Join Bleamer on his quest for a fantastic space treasure! Journey to the planets of our solar system, the constellations, and the sun in this exciting quest.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

Learn More...
Sunstruck

August 11, 2015

Discover the wonders of our sun. Its incredible energy has supported life on earth for milennia, but is now threatning our technology and way of life. Travel to the distant future to discover our sun’s connection to the universe’s cosmic cycle of life and death. It will help you understand the Sun’s importance, its direct impact on our lives and the potential hazards such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections that we refer to as “space weather.”


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

Learn More...
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

August 12, 2015

Watch the birth of a Black Hole, zip through a wormhole, journey past the event horizon and experience the formation of the Milky Way! Mathematical equations, cutting edge science and Einstein's theories fill in holes along the way, providing the most complete picture yet of this mysterious phenomenon. Can you feel the pull? Narrated by Liam Neeson.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

Learn More...
Oasis in Space

August 13, 2015

The first full-dome show will transport you on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water. Oasis in Space incorporates the latest results of astronomical research exploring water-that simple mist mixture of hydrogen and oxygen and a key ingredient for life on Earth. See the show that will delight viewers of all ages.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

Learn More...
Back to the Moon for Good

August 14, 2015

In case you haven' heard, the Moon is trending again... and in a big way. Unlike the glory days of the 1960s and 1970s, our big white space neighbor is enjoying the attention of a new generation of lunar explorers. Only this time, they're going back to the Moon for good. The educational Google Lunar XPRIZE fulldome planetarium show "Back To The Moon For Good" chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years. To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a team must land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, travel it 500 meters over the lunar surface, and send video, images and data back to Earth. This global competition is designed to spark imagination and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration, not by governments or countries -- by the citizens of the world.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

Learn More...
Astronaut

August 16, 2015

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner & outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

Admission

Adults 8$
Seniors/Children/Students (w/ I.D.) 6$
Children (3 and under) Free
Members Free

Event Time: 1 p.m.

Learn More...
Sunstruck

August 16, 2015

Discover the wonders of our sun. Its incredible energy has supported life on earth for millennia, but is now threatening our technology and way of life. Travel to the distant future to discover our sun’s connection to the universe’s cosmic cycle of life and death. It will help you understand the Sun’s importance, its direct impact on our lives and the potential hazards such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections that we refer to as “space weather.”

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 2 p.m.

Learn More...
Stars

August 16, 2015

 Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that lights the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. Produced by Nashville's Sudekum Planetarium at the Adventure Science Center who collaborated with the National Space Centre in Leicester, England, to create this stunning show exploring the powerhouses of the universe and our relationship with the night sky throughout history. STARS is narrated by actor Mark Hamill.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 3 p.m.

Learn More...
Dynamic Earth

August 16, 2015

Narrated by actor Liam Neeson, Dynamic Earth is an immersive fulldome program that explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate engine. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.


You'll ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. Collaborators: Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc.; National Center for Supercomputing Applications; Spitz Creative Media; NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio; in association with Denver Museum of Nature & Science and NASA Science Mission Directorate.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

Learn More...
The Great Space Treasure Hunt

August 17, 2015

Join Bleamer on his quest for a fantastic space treasure! Journey to the planets of our solar system, the constellations, and the sun in this exciting quest.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

Learn More...
RPM Business Breakfast

August 18, 2015

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH - Now Members Only!

Join us for breakfast before work in one of our unique gallery spaces. Chat with John Graydon Smith, Director and CEO, network with other business professionals and learn about the Museum's collection all while enjoying hot coffee and a light breakfast. Now for Members only -- call Lindsay Crist for a guest pass or become a Member today!

Today's Feature: Italian Futurism

RSVP to lindsay.crist@readingpublicmuseum.org or at 610-371-5850 x230. Free for Reading Area business professionals with your company business card. Space is limited, so make your reservation soon!

Event Time: 7:30 a.m.

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RPM Business Breakfast Series

August 18, 2015

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 7:30 a.m.

July 21, August 18, September 15

If you are interested in having your business featured at a marketing spotlight table at an upcoming Business Breakfast contact Lindsay at lindsay.crist@readingpublicmuseum.org or 610-371-5850 x230. Reservations reccomended.

Event Time: 7:30 a.m.

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Sunstuck

August 18, 2015

Discover the wonders of our sun. Its incredible energy has supported life on earth for milennia, but is now threatning our technology and way of life. Travel to the distant future to discover our sun’s connection to the universe’s cosmic cycle of life and death. It will help you understand the Sun’s importance, its direct impact on our lives and the potential hazards such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections that we refer to as “space weather.”


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

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Private Rental

August 19, 2015

The Founder's Gallery of The Museum is reserved for a private event from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 

Event Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

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Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

August 19, 2015

Watch the birth of a Black Hole, zip through a wormhole, journey past the event horizon and experience the formation of the Milky Way! Mathematical equations, cutting edge science and Einstein's theories fill in holes along the way, providing the most complete picture yet of this mysterious phenomenon. Can you feel the pull? Narrated by Liam Neeson.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

Learn More...
Private Rental

August 20, 2016

The Neag Planetarium is reserved for a private event from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Event Time: 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Learn More...
Oasis in Space

August 20, 2015

The first full-dome show will transport you on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water. Oasis in Space incorporates the latest results of astronomical research exploring water-that simple mist mixture of hydrogen and oxygen and a key ingredient for life on Earth. See the show that will delight viewers of all ages.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

Learn More...
Back to the Moon for Good

August 21, 2015

In case you haven' heard, the Moon is trending again... and in a big way. Unlike the glory days of the 1960s and 1970s, our big white space neighbor is enjoying the attention of a new generation of lunar explorers. Only this time, they're going back to the Moon for good. The educational Google Lunar XPRIZE fulldome planetarium show "Back To The Moon For Good" chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years. To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a team must land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, travel it 500 meters over the lunar surface, and send video, images and data back to Earth. This global competition is designed to spark imagination and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration, not by governments or countries -- by the citizens of the world.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

Learn More...
Private Rental

August 22, 2015

The Auditorium is reserved for a private event from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Event Time: 10:00 - 12:30 pm

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Private Rental

August 22, 2015

The Neag Planetarium is reserved for a private event from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Event Time: 5:00 - 10:00 pm

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Astronaut

August 23, 2015

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner & outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

Admission

Adults 8$

Seniors/Children/Students (w/ I.D.) 6$

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 1 pm

Learn More...
Sunstruck

August 23, 2015

Discover the wonders of our sun. Its incredible energy has supported life on earth for millennia, but is now threatening our technology and way of life. Travel to the distant future to discover our sun’s connection to the universe’s cosmic cycle of life and death. It will help you understand the Sun’s importance, its direct impact on our lives and the potential hazards such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections that we refer to as “space weather.”

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free


Event Time: 2 p.m.

Learn More...
Stars

August 23, 2015

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that lights the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. Produced by Nashville's Sudekum Planetarium at the Adventure Science Center who collaborated with the National Space Centre in Leicester, England, to create this stunning show exploring the powerhouses of the universe and our relationship with the night sky throughout history. STARS is narrated by actor Mark Hamill.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 3 p.m.

Learn More...
Dynamic Earth

August 23, 2015

Narrated by actor Liam Neeson, Dynamic Earth is an immersive fulldome program that explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate engine. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.

 

You'll ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. Collaborators: Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc.; National Center for Supercomputing Applications; Spitz Creative Media; NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio; in association with Denver Museum of Nature & Science and NASA Science Mission Directorate.

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

Learn More...
The Great Space Treasure Hunt

August 24, 2015

Join Bleamer on his quest for a fantastic space treasure! Journey to the planets of our solar system, the constellations, and the sun in this exciting quest.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

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Arboretum Adult Education Program

August 25, 2015

Join us in the Arboretum for a variety of learning opportunities presented by Master Gardeners, avid horticulturists, and other industry specialists. Each program begins at 1:30 p.m. and last from 1.5-2 hours; reservations are required.

Today – The Nature of Insects – Roam through the Arboretum with Karl Gardener to view and discuss insects that use its various trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. Karl is a member and educator of the Mengel Natural Historical Society and the Baird Ornithological Club.

Cost: Free for Members; $5 for Non-Members – Reservation deadline is one week prior to each event.

For more information or how to register for an event contact: Wendy Koller, Manager of Humanities Education, 610-371-5850 x223, wendy.koller@readingpublicmuseum.org

Event Time: 1:30 p.m.

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Sunstruck

August 25, 2015

Discover the wonders of our sun. Its incredible energy has supported life on earth for milennia, but is now threatning our technology and way of life. Travel to the distant future to discover our sun’s connection to the universe’s cosmic cycle of life and death. It will help you understand the Sun’s importance, its direct impact on our lives and the potential hazards such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections that we refer to as “space weather.”


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

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Private Rental

August 26, 2015

The Neag Planetarium will be closed to the public today due to an event rental.
There will not be a 4 p.m. Star Show today.


Event Time: All Day

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Oasis in Space

August 27, 2015

The first full-dome show will transport you on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water. Oasis in Space incorporates the latest results of astronomical research exploring water-that simple mist mixture of hydrogen and oxygen and a key ingredient for life on Earth. See the show that will delight viewers of all ages.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

Learn More...
Back to the Moon for Good

August 28, 2015

In case you haven' heard, the Moon is trending again... and in a big way. Unlike the glory days of the 1960s and 1970s, our big white space neighbor is enjoying the attention of a new generation of lunar explorers. Only this time, they're going back to the Moon for good. The educational Google Lunar XPRIZE fulldome planetarium show "Back To The Moon For Good" chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years. To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a team must land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, travel it 500 meters over the lunar surface, and send video, images and data back to Earth. This global competition is designed to spark imagination and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration, not by governments or countries -- by the citizens of the world.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

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Floyd Final Friday- SonicVision

August 28, 2015

On the last Friday of each month, the Neag Planetarium presents exciting full-dome digital visuals set to the music of classic rock acts like Pink Floyd.

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 7 p.m.

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Floyd Final Friday- Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

August 28, 2015

On the last Friday of each month, the Neag Planetarium presents exciting full-dome digital visuals set to the music of classic rock acts like Pink Floyd.

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 8 p.m.

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Floyd Final Friday- Pink Floyd: The Wall

August 28, 2015

On the last Friday of each month, the Neag Planetarium presents exciting full-dome digital visuals set to the music of classic rock acts like Pink Floyd.

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free


Event Time: 9 p.m.

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Floyd Final Friday- Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

August 28, 2015

On the last Friday of each month, the Neag Planetarium presents exciting full-dome digital visuals set to the music of classic rock acts like Pink Floyd.

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 10 p.m.

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Private Rental

August 29, 2015

Neag Planetarium reserved all day for a private event.

Event Time: 6:00 - 10:00 pm

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Astronaut

August 30, 2015

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner & outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

Admission

Adults 8$
Seniors/Children/Students (w/ I.D.) 6$
Children (3 and under) Free
Members Free

Event Time: 1 p.m.

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Sunstruck

August 30, 2015

Discover the wonders of our sun. Its incredible energy has supported life on earth for millennia, but is now threatening our technology and way of life. Travel to the distant future to discover our sun’s connection to the universe’s cosmic cycle of life and death. It will help you understand the Sun’s importance, its direct impact on our lives and the potential hazards such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections that we refer to as “space weather.”

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 2 p.m.

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Stars

August 30, 2015

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that lights the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. Produced by Nashville's Sudekum Planetarium at the Adventure Science Center who collaborated with the National Space Centre in Leicester, England, to create this stunning show exploring the powerhouses of the universe and our relationship with the night sky throughout history. STARS is narrated by actor Mark Hamill.

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 3 p.m.

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Dynamic Earth

August 30, 2015

Narrated by actor Liam Neeson, Dynamic Earth is an immersive fulldome program that explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate engine. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.


You'll ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. Collaborators: Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc.; National Center for Supercomputing Applications; Spitz Creative Media; NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio; in association with Denver Museum of Nature & Science and NASA Science Mission Directorate.

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

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The Great Space Treasure Hunt

August 31, 2015

Join Bleamer on his quest for a fantastic space treasure! Journey to the planets of our solar system, the constellations, and the sun in this exciting quest.


Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 4 p.m.

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Private Rental

September 04, 2015

The Neag Planetarium is reserved for a private event from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Event Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

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Private Rental

September 05, 2015

Neag Planetarium reserved all day for private event.

Event Time: 4-10:00 pm

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Private Rental

September 05, 2015

Sections of the Arboretum reserved for private event from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Neag Planetarium reserved all day for a private event.

Event Time: 5:30 - 10:30

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Private Rental

September 08, 2015

The Auditorium is reserved for a private event from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Event Time: 7:00 - 9:30 pm

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Private Rental

September 08, 2015

The Stone Terrace Tent is reserved for a private event from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 

Event Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

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Live Under The Stars

September 10, 2015

The James Supra and Sara Ayers Quartet

Enjoy great music and a selection of food and beverages for purchase provided by ViVA Bistro & Tapas Lounge, in the area's most unique "space" for a concert—The Neag Planetarium. Concerts will be on the 2nd Thursday of the month. See the Web site for details! Tickets in advance (highly recommended) or at the door. Call Lindsay at 610-371-5850 x230 fro reservations.

Cost: 20$

Sponsored by Hair on On The Avenue

Event Time: 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

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Private Rental

September 12, 2015

Neag Planetarium reserved for private event all day.

Event Time: 6-11:00 pm

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Private Rental

September 12, 2015

The Stone Terrace Tent is reserved all day for a private event.  The Perennial Garden is reserved from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm for a private event.

Event Time: 5:00 - 10:00 pm

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Private Rental

September 12, 2015

The Founder's Gallery is reserved from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and the Auditorium is reserved from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm for a private event. 

Event Time: 10:00 - 3:00 pm

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RPM Business Breakfast

September 15, 2015

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH - Now Members Only!

Join us for breakfast before work in one of our unique gallery spaces. Chat with John Graydon Smith, Director and CEO, network with other business professionals and learn about the Museum's collection all while enjoying hot coffee and a light breakfast. Now for Members only -- call Lindsay Crist for a guest pass or become a Member today!

Today's Feature: Fat Dogs & Laughing Horses

RSVP to lindsay.crist@readingpublicmuseum.org or at 610-371-5850 x230. Free for Reading Area business professionals with your company business card. Space is limited, so make your reservation soon!

Event Time: 7:30 a.m.

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Bill Barrett: Inquire Within

September 18, 2015

Opening Reception

Friday, September 18


Get an inside look at the most recent exhibition installed.

Cost: 15$ per Member / 25$ Non-Member. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments included. Register with Lindsay at 610-371-5850 x230.


Event Time: 5:30-7 p.m.

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Private Rental

September 18, 2015

The Neag Planetarium is reserved for a private event from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

Event Time: 7:30 - 10:30 pm

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Private Rental

September 19, 2015

Perennial Garden reserved for private event from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  Neag Planetarium reserved for private event all day.

Event Time: 4:30-11:00 pm

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Third Annual "Night at The Museum"

September 19, 2015

Join the Reading Public Museum as we celebrate a more simple time in entertainment when the Sunday funnies were the highlight of the week. Take a trip down memory lane to solve mysteries with Dick Tracy, fall in lust with the femme fatales like Miss Mizzou, laugh at Dagwood, cheer on Bugs as he woos Honey Bunny, and even examine the local weeks’ review with Leroy Gensler at the “Third Annual Night at The Museum.” This year, we will enjoy delicious food stations from Masterpiece Events and celebrate with tasty spirits, dance to jazz, network, and laugh at The Funnies: Vintage Comic Strips, 1940s-1960s inside the galleries of The Museum.

Continue to check our Web site for party updates. There are many opportunities to support the most enjoyable night out in Berks County. Contact Lindsay (610-371-5850 x230 or lindsay.crist@readingpublicmuseum.org) for details on attending or becoming a sponsor.

Event Time: 7-11 p.m.

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3RD ANNUAL "NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM"

September 19, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 7-11 p.m.

Enjoy delicious food stations from Masterpiece Events and celebrate with tasty spirits. Enjoy live music from Reminisce, network, and get a first look at The Funnies: Vintage Comic Strips, 1940s-1960s inside the galleries of The Museum. To register, contact Lindsay Crist at 610-371-5850 x230. Single tickets cost 100$ or 175$ per couple. Sponsorship opportunities available by contacting Lindsay.

Event Time: 7-11 p.m.

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Arboretum Adult Education Program

September 22, 2015

Join us in the Arboretum for a variety of learning opportunities presented by Master Gardeners, avid horticulturists, and other industry specialists. Each program begins at 1:30 p.m. and last from 1.5-2 hours; reservations are required.

Today – Developing and Certifying Your Pollinator – Friendly garden pollinators need our help. Bee populations are declining, affected by habitat loss, disease and contact with pesticides. Learn how to protect pollinators by planting pollinator friendly gardens. Presented by Penn State Master Gardeners.

Cost: Free for Members; $5 for Non-Members – Reservation deadline is one week prior to each event.

For more information or how to register for an event contact: Wendy Koller, Manager of Humanities Education, 610-371-5850 x223,
 wendy.koller@readingpublicmuseum.org


Event Time: 1:30 p.m.

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Private Rental

September 22, 2015

The Founder's Gallery of The Museum is reserved for a private event from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Event Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

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Private Rental

September 23, 2015

The Founders' Gallery of The Museum is reserved for a private event from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 

Event Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

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Private Rental

September 25, 2015

The Founder's Gallery and Temporary Galleries are reserved for a private event from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Event Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

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Floyd Final Friday- SonicVision

September 25, 2015

On the last Friday of each month, the Neag Planetarium presents exciting full-dome digital visuals set to the music of classic rock acts like Pink Floyd.

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 7 p.m.

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Floyd Final Friday- Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

September 25, 2015

On the last Friday of each month, the Neag Planetarium presents exciting full-dome digital visuals set to the music of classic rock acts like Pink Floyd.

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 8 p.m.

Learn More...
Floyd Final Friday- Pink Floyd: The Wall

September 25, 2015

On the last Friday of each month, the Neag Planetarium presents exciting full-dome digital visuals set to the music of classic rock acts like Pink Floyd.

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 9 p.m.

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Floyd FinalFriday- Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

September 25, 2015

On the last Friday of each month, the Neag Planetarium presents exciting full-dome digital visuals set to the music of classic rock acts like Pink Floyd.

 

Admissions

Adults $8

Seniors/Children/Students (w/I.D.) $6

Children (3 and under) Free

Members Free

Event Time: 10 p.m.

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Private Rental

September 26, 2015

Neag Planetarium reserved for private event all day.

Event Time: 4:30-10:30 pm

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Private Rental

September 26, 2015

The Perennial Garden is reserved for a private event from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  

Event Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

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Private Rental

September 26, 2015

The Second Floor Galleries of The Museum are reserved for a private event from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Event Time: 6:00 - 10:00 pm

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Private Rental

October 01, 2016

Trudy's Garden is reserved for a private event from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  The Neag Planetarium is reserved for a private event from 4:30 pm to 10:00pm. 

Event Time: 3:30 - 10:00pm

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Private Rental

October 02, 2015

Sections of the Arboretum are reserved from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm.  The Neag Planetarium is reserved from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm.

Event Time: 6:30 - 11:00

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Private Rental

October 03, 2015

The Neag Planetarium is reserved for a private event from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Event Time: 3-8:00 pm

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Private Rental

October 03, 2015

The Perennial Garden is reserved for a private event from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Event Time: 12:00 - 7:00 pm

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Private Rental

October 04, 2015

Perennial Garden is reserved for a private event from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Event Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00pm

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Private Rental

October 06, 2015

The Neag Planetarium is reserved for a private event from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Event Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

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Private Rental

October 07, 2015

The Neag Planetarium is reserved for a private event from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Event Time: 5:00 - 9:00 pm

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Private Rental

October 08, 2016

Neag Planetarium is reserved for a private event from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Event Time: 6:00 - 10:00 pm

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Private Rental

October 10, 2015

Perennial Garden reserved for private event from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Neag Planetarium reserved all day for a private event.

Event Time: 3-10:00 pm

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Private Rental

October 10, 2015

Perennial Garden is reserved for a private event from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  The Second Floor Galleries are reserved for a private event from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm. 

Event Time: 5:00 - 10:30 pm

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Private Rental

October 13, 2015

The Auditorium is reserved for a private event from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Event Time: 7:00 - 9:30 pm

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Private Rental

October 17, 2015

Neag Planetarium reserved all day for a private event.

Event Time: 4-9:00 pm

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Private Rental

October 17, 2015

Perennial Garden reserved for private event from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.

Event Time: 2:00 - 6:00 pm

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Private Rental

October 17, 2015

Second Floor Galleries of the Museum reserved for private event from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.

Event Time: 5:00 - 10:00 pm

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Private Rental

October 24, 2015

Neag Planetarium reserved all day for a private event.

Event Time: 4-9:00 pm

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Private Rental

October 29, 2016

The Founder's Gallery of the Museum is reserved for a private event from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Event Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

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Private Rental

October 31, 2015

Neag Planetarium reserved all day for private event.

Event Time: 4-10:00 pm

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Private Rental

October 31, 2015

Trudy's Garden is reserved for a private event from 2:00 pm to 5:00pm.  The Second Floor Galleries of The Museum are reserved for a private event from 5:00 pm to 10:00pm. 

Event Time: 3:00 - 10:00 pm

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Private Rental

November 07, 2015

Neag Planetarium reserved all day for private event.

Event Time: 4-9:00 pm

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Private Rental

November 10, 2015

The Auditorium is reserved for a private event from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Event Time: 7:00 - 9:30 pm

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Private Rental

November 14, 2015

Neag Planetarium reserved all day for a private event.

Event Time: 5:00 - 10:00 pm

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Private Rental

November 15, 2015

The Neag Planetarium is reserved for a private event from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 

Event Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

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Private Rental

November 28, 2015

The Atrium in The Museum is reserved for a private event from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  The Neag Planetarium is reserved for a private event from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 

Event Time: 5:00 - 11:00

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Private Rental

December 04, 2015

The Neag Planetarium is reserved for a private event from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

Event Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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Private Rental

December 05, 2015

The Neag Planetarium is reserved for a private event from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Event Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

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Private Rental

December 08, 2015

The Auditorium is reserved for a private event from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Event Time: 7:00 - 9:30 pm

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Private Rental

December 13, 2015

The Neag Planetarium is reserved for a private event from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Event Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

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RPM Business Breakfast

December 15, 2015

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH - Now Members Only!

Join us for breakfast before work in one of our unique gallery spaces. Chat with John Graydon Smith, Director and CEO, network with other business professionals and learn about the Museum's collection all while enjoying hot coffee and a light breakfast. Now for Members only -- call Lindsay Crist for a guest pass or become a Member today!

Today's Feature: Awkward Family Photos

RSVP to lindsay.crist@readingpublicmuseum.org or at 610-371-5850 x230. Free for Reading Area business professionals with your company business card. Space is limited, so make your reservation soon!

Event Time: 7:30 a.m.

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Private Rental

December 19, 2015

The Neag Planetarium is reserved for a private event from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. 

Event Time: 2:00 - 4:30 pm

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