• Reading Public Museum
    Open 11a-5p Daily Admission
  • Neag Planetarium
    Show Schedule Admission
  • Arboretum
    Open everyday from sunrise to sunset


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We will schedule the time of your visit to fit your group’s needs.


In-Person Student & Group Tours at The Museum

Returning Fall 2023! FREE field trips for Berks County Schools! Contact Wendy Koller at wendy.koller@readingpublicmuseum.org for details!

Click here for this year's tour and field trip informational flyer.

For more information or to book your tour email wendy.koller@readingpublicmuseum.org 

The Reading Public Museum is pleased to offer an exciting variety of programming for groups of all ages, sizes, and abilities. Guests have the opportunity to see objects, ask questions, and actively engage in their learning.  All of our learner-driven visits take an exciting multi-disciplinary approach, linking concepts in art, culture, science, and history. We can help tailor a visit specific for your group based on any of our special exhibits, permanent collections, Planetarium, or Arboretum. 

Quick Facts

• Group visits must be booked in advance

• Group visits are available daily between 9am and 7pm with advance reservation

• All group visits are led by highly trained Museum Educators

• All group visits are tailored to fit your groups needs and interests

• A visit to The Museum building is recommended to last 1 - 2 hours

• All planetarium visits are 1 hour in length

• Museum memberships, discount coupons, and passes are not valid for group visits

• All school group visits are inquiry based and support national and state academic standards and goals

• The average length of a school group visit to The Museum and Planetarium is 4 hours including time to eat lunch

• Lunch locations for packed lunches are available

In addition to our permanent galleries, we are currently booking tours for these special exhibitions:
*Childrens exhibitions

Fall 2023

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit*

Voyage to the Deep: Underwater Adventures

Cartography in the Age of Enlightenment

The Art of Collecting: The Luther W. Brady Bequest

Spring 2024

Nature All Around Us 

Natural Histories curated by The Museum of Natural History

Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement

Summer 2024

The Lost World of Dragons

The Amazing Castle*


Groups with 10 or more guests who reserve in advance are eligible for the special discounted rates:

Reading School District schools are always FREE!

*** The Reading Public Museum is pleased to offer the Feed Their Imagination Grant program to help subsidize the cost admission and transportation for fieldtrips – to learn more about this program and to apply please contact  Wendy at wendy.koller@readingpublicmuseum.org

For questions or more information contact: Wendy Koller at wendy.koller@readingpublicmuseum.org or call 610.371.5850 x 223 

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