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Reading Public Museum, Reading

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The Reading Public Museum is a museum in West Reading, Pennsylvania. The museum's permanent collection mainly focuses on art, science, and civilization. It also has a planetarium and a 25-acre (100,000 m2) arboretum.
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  • They frequently rotate the artwork. It is clean and at times they have special exibits. The grounds are beautifully kept. 
    They frequently rotate the artwork. It is clean and at times they have special exibits. The grounds are beautifully kept.  more »
  • Very interesting exhibitions, especially the dinosaur 🦖 on the third floor. Unfortunately they close the exhibition for the space and universe because there was a wedding over there. however, I still feel that it is very interesting not only seeing all the animals models and also seeing the masterpieces. and there are lots of exhibitions having a lot of funny interactions such as: you can upload the paintings that you draw to interact with the TV; and your head was transferred into dinosaur’s shape with different type; and the motion caption is pretty fantastic as well. however the time is limited for us because we booked a movie to go at four so we only have a few hours to visit here. I think it deserves a visiting and I really feel impressed.
  • Great museum for kids and families! There are lots of hands on displays in the various exhibit halls. We spent 2 hours and the kids were fully engaged the whole time. The bathrooms were clean and accessible on the main/ground floor with a stool at the sinks for kids. Parking wasn't an issue and it probably isn't usually unless there's a big event. We were able to park in the main lot and walk to the museum entrance. A stroller is manageable, but I wouldn't bring one if I had another option. We had an enjoyable time!

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