Reading Science Center and PBS 39 unveil latest exhibit ‘Science Superhero School’

The Reading Science Center, in partnership with PBS39, unveiled its latest exhibit, “Science Superhero School,” an exhibit perfect for all aspiring superheroes ready to change the world!

The grand reveal took place Saturday afternoon at the Reading Science Center in downtown Reading.

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“Science Superhero School” is an interactive exhibit designed to exercise visitors’ superpowers of science alongside “Hero Elementary” stars Lucita Sky, AJ Gadgets, Sara Snap, and Benny Bubbles.

The exhibit features an interactive display and hands-on activities for visitors of all ages, providing them with a unique opportunity to compare scientists from different fields, test their observation skills with science tasks, and predict what their very own superhero might look like as they investigate the world of science.

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“We at the Reading Science Center are thrilled to welcome this innovative addition to our collection of exhibits. PBS39’s leadership in science and children’s programming makes them the perfect partner for us in bringing engaging and informative experiences to our guests,” said Ralia Vardaxis, Executive Director of the Reading Science Center.

PBS39, part of Lehigh Valley Public Media, creates high-quality educational programs and opportunities for children of all ages in the Lehigh Valley that cover STEAM, literacy, music, video, and audio production, and more.

“We are excited to partner with the Reading Science Center,” said Lehigh Valley Public Media CEO Tim Fallon. “The ‘Science Superhero School’ exhibit aligns perfectly with PBS39’s mission to inform, engage, and inspire our community.”

Chrisy C. Walsh is an Occupational Hygienist and one of three scientists featured in the exhibit. As an Occupational Hygienists, Walsh uses science to identify and solve health and safety problems so that injuries and sicknesses can be prevented.

“I really wanted to highlight such an important field within the science community” said Walsh. “Science is everywhere, in basketball, cooking and much more. Growing up, I was never really exposed to science in the community. My dad was very science drive. Being part of this exhibit means so much to me because I can now show younger generations that there are different careers out there and science is a critical part.”

PBS39 and Reading Science Center share and encourage a love and appreciation of science through hands-on and experiential STEM education. “Science Superhero School” exemplifies the goal to expose Reading area’s young learners to the diversity of real-life scientists. This focus on diversity and STEM was a perfect segue to the PBS KIDS Show “Hero Elementary” and the collaboration with Twin Cities PBS.

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