Visit & Parking

We are located at 645 Penn Street in Reading, PA. Our main entrance is on the north side of Penn Street, next to the Great American Creamery and just across the railroad tracks from the DoubleTree Hotel.
We validate parking in the Double Tree Convention Garage. Do not pay at the kiosk or through Park Mobile. Please 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.
Electricity - Light & Sound - Vision - Engineering - Forces & Motion - Cell Lab with Microscopes - Early Learners Area

Our center features more than 50+ STEM-themed interactive exhibits in a vibrant 7,000 square foot space.  

The Reading Science Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization created by volunteers from many sectors in the Reading area coming together to provide young people with a creative and fun space to learn, explore and experiment. Our mission is to foster the love of science through exciting and experiential STEM education for the Greater Reading community, especially our youth.

Our Mission

The Reading Science Center exists to foster a love of Science through exciting and experiential STEM education for the Greater Reading community, especially our youth.

Our Vision

Through both formal and informal science education, the Reading Science Center promotes careers in science, technology, engineering and math (“STEM”) careers, helping to address the shortage of people entering such careers and in turn helping the local economy.

Our Purpose

Reading Science Center programming compliments and augments efforts by school districts, government agencies, and other non-profit organizations in promoting STEM careers to youth and provides a centralized location to advance science education within our community.


At the Reading Science Center, we aim to provide a fun place to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for all of our community.

But we need your help!

We rely completely on volunteers to help us share our mission of fostering a love of science through exciting and experiential STEM education.

No matter what you have to offer in time and talent, we can find you a volunteer position that can help us make Berks County’s first Science Center a huge community success.

The Reading Science Center aims to provide educational and entertaining hands-on science and technology experiences for the community, schools, and families.

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