• Reading Public Museum
    Open 11a-5p Daily Admission
  • Neag Planetarium
    Show Schedule Admission
  • Arboretum
    Open everyday from sunrise to sunset
Although The Museum remains closed to the public, Summer Camp is allowed to run and will begin June 8. Contact Wendy for details at 610.371.5850x223 or wendy.koller@readingpublicmuseum.org

Museum Happenings

Hours

The Reading Public Museum and Store

Open 11a-5p Daily

Neag Planetarium

Planetarium Schedule

Arboretum

Open everyday from sunrise to sunset

Calendar of Events and Programming

Holidays at The Museum

The Museum and the Neag Planetarium are open every day except for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Group Tours at RPM

Guided tours for preschool, K-12, college, extracurricular groups, adults, seniors, and special-needs groups are available all year long. We can arrange a customized visit to The Museum, the Neag Planetarium, or the arboretum that your group will never forget!

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Educational Programs and Bus Trips

An ever-changing assortment of fun learning experiences specially designed for families, adults, children, and scouts are available throughout the year. Check back often to see what new, exciting programs RPM has to offer!

View our Scouts Programs
View our Bus Trips
View our Upcoming Events

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RPM HAPPENINGS

Exhibits, events, & extras

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Museum admission

$10

Adults 18-64 years of age

$6

Seniors 65+ years of age

Children 4-17 years of age

College Students with ID

Free

Children 3 years of age and under

Free

Members

Planetarium admission

$8

Adults 18-64 years of age

$6

Seniors 65+ years of age

Children 4-17 years of age

College Students with ID

Free

Children 3 years of age and under

Free

Members

Tickets for Star Shows must be purchased at The Museum admission desk prior to the show. Tickets for Floyd Final Fridays Shows must be purchased at The Neag Planetarium on the night of the show; ticket sales begin at 6p.

Getting here

Directions

No matter where you live, we want to help you arrive quickly, safely, and ready for adventure!

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Parking

Free parking is available in the lot between The Museum and the Neag Planetarium. Please use either the Museum Road main entrance or the Parkside Drive South entrance.

Accessibility

RPM is committed to making its programs and services accessible to everyone, so The Museum, the Neag Planetarium, and the arboretum are all ADA Accessible. For the convenience of our guests, entrance ramps are accessible at both buildings.

The Museum offers wheelchairs free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis at the Admissions desk. All floors of The Museum are accessible by elevator, and bench seating is available throughout the galleries. There are accessible restrooms and a drinking fountain on the Ground floor.

The Neag Planetarium’s single level is your gateway to the stars. Service dogs are welcome in both The Museum and the Neag Planetarium with the expectation that they will obey the same policies as all other visitors.

Our beautiful arboretum includes some hilly terrain. While there are paved paths and benches throughout the gardens, traversing some areas of the arboretum could prove challenging for some guests.

The Museum is an accredited Autism Center and does its part to help the sensory friendly community. Take a look at this guide for sensory friendly visitors and also be sure to check out our sensory friendly hours. Sensory Packet.

Public Transportation

The Museum is a short, scenic walk from several different BARTA bus stops. You can check the BARTA schedule and choose your best route here.

Dining

The Museum has select beverages, sandwiches, and snacks for sale. Berks County is home to great local restaurants for the family. For a list of restaurants please visit www.visitpaamericana.com

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