April 21, 2015: Find Out What It's Like to Be a Dinosaur!
We're pleased to announce the addition of a new interactive exhibition, Be the Dinosaur™: Life in the Cretaceous, a groundbreaking fusion of state-of-the-art video game technology and traditional exhibits, featuring full-size dinosaur bones, a paleontology field station, a Safari Jeep and more.

Visitors of all ages can enter into the largest and most complex restoration of an extinct ecosystem ever created. The exhibition is now open in our Founders’ Gallery, and will later move to the Meinig Family Gallery where it will remain through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.

Be the Dinosaur combines traditional physical exhibits and sophisticated computer simulation. You'll discover information about dinosaurs and the ecosystem in which they lived.

What did a dinosaur do all day? What was it like to be one? Experience the most complex simulation of dinosaurs and their world ever created.

For the first time, artificially intelligent dinosaurs roam across realistic terrain. The
dinosaurs have simulated muscle and digestive systems. Virtual winds circulate
digital odors. Plants grow and have accurate nutritional values. In order to prepare
for a trip into this exciting virtual world, visitors will need to “dig” through other exhibit
components to unlock the secrets of how dinosaurs survived, and thrived.

This exhibition is presented with support from The Wyomissing Foundation and the Friends of the Reading Public Museum and Bruce and Reneé Dietrich Endowment Funds.


June 18, 2015: HIstory Happy Hour

Start the evening with a food and beverage pairing, then move into the galleries for a unique look at The Museum's Collections. Hear stories from The Museum's past and get an insider's look at objects seldom, if ever, on exhibit. This special adult program is for guests 21 and older, reservations are required. The program runs from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Cost: Members $10 each or $45 for all five; Non-Members: $15 each or $70 for all five. Each date highlights a different Museum Collection.

June 18 – Scientific Instruments
Click HERE for more info!


June 17, 2015: Receive a 1/2 Admission coupon by visiting the IMAX theater

Reading, Pa ­­— June 12, 2015 — On the release of the new Jurassic World movie, which is expected to be the blockbuster movie event of the summer, R/C Reading Movies 11 & IMAX has partnered with the Reading Public Museum to encourage dinosaur lovers across the county to watch the dinos in the theater and then “Be the Dinosaur” at the museum.

Throughout the month of June, visitors to the R/C Reading Movies 11 & IMAX in downtown Reading will receive a coupon for a discounted admission to the Reading Public Museum to experience the new Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous exhibit on display through Labor Day, September 7. 

Visit the BCTV web site for more details, by clicking HERE.