Reading Science Center


The Reading Science Center aims to provide educational and entertaining hands-on science and technology experiences for the community, schools, and families. We are a hands-on science center with 50+ exhibits, completely interactive and staffed by volunteers, located in Downtown Reading and support children, families, and local programs in exploring STEM. Visitors are greeted by a large scale rocket coming down our staircase to the Center. Next, visitors check in with a volunteer and offered an explanation on how the Center could be navigated. We offer BINGO & SCAVENGER HUNTS to aid in your exploration of the RSC. A typical visit is 2.5 hours in length. There is also a classroom activity between 12 – 3p.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you someone who gets excited to learn new things? Do you love STEM We want your help! Maybe you have an hour to give conducting tours, maybe you have weekend and after school hours to teach in our cell lab – whatever you have to offer in time and talent, we will find you a volunteer job that can help us make Berks County’s first Reading Science Center a huge community success. Volunteer Registration

Upcoming Events

April 28, 1:00 – 5:00pm: Reading Science Center inaugural Celebrate Science Day! Come explore numerous types of science including, physics, chemistry, botany, engineering, astro physics, health sciences, radiology, agriculture, entomology, herbology, plus enjoy food, music, and roaming science characters. Event to be held at Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health at 50 Innovation Way, Wyomissing. Admission and parking is free for all guests.

Field Trips

A class field trip experience lasts approximately 2 hours on-site at the Reading Science Center. After a short introduction, groups of about 50 students are split in half. One group goes directly to our Curious in the Classroom to explore an area of science for about 50 minutes. Meanwhile the other group spends this time in self-discovery of 45+ interactive exhibits in our science museum, including electricity, forces and motion, engineering, light & sound and vision. Field Trip Reservation Form

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Location & Contact

645 Penn Street (Lower Level)
Reading, PA 19601

Hours & Parking

Monday: By Appointment Only
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: By Appointment Only
Thursday: By Appointment Only
Friday: By Appointment Only
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
*(Last entry 1 hour before close)

We validate parking in the Double Tree Convention Garage. Do not pay at the kiosk or through Park Mobile. Bring your license plate number and check in with a staff member as soon as you enter the Reading Science Center. We are not able to reimburse parking paid through Park Mobile.

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