Consistent with the Governor's mandate, Reading Science Center will be closed December 12 through January 4

OPEN 11am - 5pm Saturdays


We are located at 645 Penn Street in Reading, PA. Our main entrance is on the north side of Penn Street, next to Dunkin Donuts and just across the railroad tracks from the DoubleTree Hotel.

Covid Guidelines:
Visitors are required to wear masks and maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet while visiting. Capacity will be limited. The Reading Science Center has implemented enhanced cleaning, sanitizing and screening procedures based on CDC guidelines.


Electricity - Light & Sound - Vision - Engineering - Forces & Motion - Cell Lab with Microscopes - Early Learners Area

We are open on weekends! Our center features more than 25 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.


Do you love STEM? Do you want to be a founding volunteer member helping us to build the momentum for our opening year of the Reading Science Center #RDGsci, located on Penn Street in downtown Reading?

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.

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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Dear Reading Science Center Friends and Families, For many months, the Reading Science Center volunteers have worked hard and fast to open our doors this

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