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

Book a private workshop for a group of 8 or more scouts in the months of January and February to receive $5 off per scout. (some exclusions apply)

To Book:

Click here for BSA reservation form. Want some help? Contact Rebeka Birch, 610.371.5850 x258 or email rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org.

 


 

The Reading Public Museum offers scheduled workshops and overnights that align with its mission and the requirements for various  Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Scouts BSA, badges, adventures and awards. 

The Museum is the perfect place for your scouts to visit and workshop! From our collections featuring a 2,000-year-old mummy to art from around the world, to our 25-acre Arboretum, to our state-of-the-art Neag Planetarium, we have many incredible experiences to share with your scouts. All workshops are led by qualified, enthusiastic Museum Educators.

*Merit Badge Counselors, Nova Mentors, and Supernova Mentors are on staff and will be present at any workshops requiring them!

Want some help? Contact Rebeka Birch, 610.371.5850 x258 or email rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org.

What we offer:

• Private In-Person Workshops and Overnights for Cub Scouts/Scouts BSA. Choose from our complete list of scout programs. Click here for program request form containing all details, options, and pricing. Registration is required. Call or email today to book your troop's Private workshop. 

• Scheduled Scout Events for Cub Scouts/Scouts BSA. Choose to come to The Museum for a pre-scheduled workshop! See below for current workshops, dates, and times. Click here for our scheduled event registration form. Registration is required. 

• To-Go Kits for Cub Scouts: If your troop is uncomfortable with in-person programming or you have a scout that is unable to attend a program, then a To-Go Kit may be the answer! Each kit includes instructions and materials for 1 scout to complete a badge or journey activities. Available for select adventures and awards. Click here for details. 

• Other Club and Scouting Organizations: Are you a member of another scouting group, club, or organization? Contact us to schedule a workshop or overnight tailored to your organization and achievement requirements. 

Want some help? Contact Rebeka Birch, 610.371.5850 x258 or email rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org.

 

BSA Scheduled Events 2021-2022

All scheduled events require registration. A minimum of 1 adult must accompany every 10 scouts. Indivicula scouts must be accompanied by an adult regardless of age. Each group must agree to comply with all of Reading Public Museum's current health and safety protocols.

Workshop fees include materials, instruction, and admission to The Museum during public hours the day of the event.

Overnight fees also include our "I Slept at Reading Public Museum" event patch, evening snack, and a light continental breakfast.

Registration closes 1 week prior to the date of the program. Minimum enrollment must be met for the program to run. Program fees are non-refundable. The Museum reserves the right to cancel a program at any time; refunds will be at the discretion of The Museum.

Register early, as programs fill quickly!

 

Want some help? Contact Rebeka Birch, 610.371.5850 x258 or email rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org.

 

Current Scheduled Overnights

We currently do not have any scheduled overnight events - for questions - Contact Rebeka Birch, 610.371.5850 x258 or email rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org
 
 
Current Scheduled Workshops
 
December 7 | 6pm–9pm
Webelo: Art Explosion!
$20/scout
$6/adult
 
Join us for an evening of art exploration at the best possible place...The Museum! Pin not included.
 
Click here for registration form and email to rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org.
 
January 23 | 1pm-4pm
Tiger: Good Knights
$20/scout
$6/adult
 
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a knight? Explore our Arms & Armor Gallery while you lear the ins and ours of being a Good Knight! Loop not provided.
 
Click here for registration form and email to rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org.
 
February 9 | 6pm-9pm
Bear: Beat of the Drum
$20/scout
$6/adult
 
Explore The Museum's extensive North American Indian collections and our temporary exhibit, Roots of Wisdom, while learning about and experiencing the rich culture of the North American Indians. Loop not provided.
 
Click here for registration form and email to rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org.
 
March 13 | 9am-Noon
Wolf: Digging in the Past
$20/scout
$6/adult
 
Do you dig dinosaurs? So do we! Visit us at The Museum to learn about the world of dinosaurs and how paleontologists learn about them! Loop not provided.
 
Click here for registration form and email to rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org.
 
April 11 | 6pm-9pm
Webelo: Earth Rocks!
$20/scout
$6/adult
 
Dive into the Earth and discover why it rocks! Rocks and minerals are a major part of our lives! Join us at The Museum to delve into the world of geology! Pin not provided.
 
Click here for registration form and email to rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org.
 
May 15| 1pm-4pm
Lion: Ready Set Grow!
$20/scout
$6/adult
 
Spring is here and that means it is time to plant! Join us in the Arboretum and learn about gardens and gardening! Loop not provided.
 

 

Want some help? Contact Rebeka Birch, 610.371.5850 x258 or email rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org.

 

Can't make a scheduled event? See info about scheduling a Private Cub Scouts/Scouts BSA Wokshop and contact Rebeka Birch today at 610.371.5850 x258 or email rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org. . Looking for Girl Scouts? Click here.

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