The Reading Science Center features more than 45+ STEM-themed exhibits designed for interactive learning. Our visitors have fun while exploring scientific concepts hands-on, and all our exhibits connect to the state standards for Science. Come visit to build a roller coaster, test for microbes in our Cell Lab or learn about sound traveling while playing bongos! We’ve grouped our exhibits into categories based on their theme scientific concept:45


  • Mystery Microbes
  • Antimicrobials
  • Cheek Cells
  • DNA
  • Enzymes
  • Chromosomes
  • Powering the Brain


  • Science that Sways
  • Catenary Arch
  • Bridge the Gap



  • Power vs. Energy
  • Transformer
  • Hand Battery

Forces & Motion

  • Newton’s Cradle
  • Roller Ramp
  • Spin Thing
  • Design‐A‐Coaster
  • Ramps (set of 4)
    • Identical Tracks
    • Galileo Track
    • High Road‐Hilly Road
    • High Road‐Low Road
  • Sand Pendulums
  • Bernoulli Blower

Light & Sound

  • City Lights
  • Colored Shadows
  • Bongo Pipes


  • Kids K’Nex
  • Duplo Blocks
  • Giant Foam Blocks
  • Osmo Genius and Little Genius
  • Snap Circuits


  • Persistence of Vision
  • Dilating Pupils
  • Moire Patterns

We here at the Reading Science Center understand that these are unprecedented times. as such, we wanted you to know that we are taking the following precautions until further notice:

  • We have an air scrubber (Vollara) that we use in the Center
  • We have deep cleaning complete weekly 
  • Sanitizing every three hours using MICROBAN Sanitizing spray
  • Hand Snaitizer is readily available throughout the Center
  • Masking is required regardless of vaccination status
  • Limiting Hours (No Tuesdays until February)
  • Temperature Checks and an illness questionnaire
  • We respectfully request that if you or a family member with you is feeling under the weather, you visit us another time.  
  • If we need to close, we will post on Social Media as soon as we have made the decision

Thank You and we look forward to you and your family visiting the Reading Science Center!