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.

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!

Hours of Operation

Saturdays 12pm-6pm, last entry admitted at 4:45 pm

Tuesdays 10am-3pm, last entry admitted at 2pm

Monday-Friday:  By Appointment Only

Call 484-878-2112 for group rates or e-mail us at

Pricing:  Admission is $12.00 per adult – $8.00 per child. Children 2 and under are free. 

We accept both cash and credit cards.

2021/2022 Membership Rates:

Membership Rates:

$35 Individual Membership

$25 Student/Senior/Educator Membership

$100 Family Membership (Up to 4 people)


We are able to validate parking in the Parking Garage at the Double Tree for up to 3 hrs. There is also a small parking lot located directly across the street from the Reading Science Center where patrons can pay for parking at a kiosk or through the ParkMobile App.


Nearby Restaurants

Nearby Restaurants

Salsa Burrito – Next door 

Dunkin DonutsNext door

Russo’s Pizzeria 527 Penn St, Reading, PA 19601 (2 min walk) 

Cheers American Bistro– Inside the Double Tree Hotel, 701 Penn St, Reading, PA 19601 ( 1 min walk ) 

Saucony Creek Franklin Station Brew Pub – 692 Franklin St, Reading PA19601 ( 5 min walk ) 

El Tronco de Lily’s – 101 S. 6th St. Reading, PA

Extra Activities available for your visit

Code of Conduct

Within normal Reading Science Center operations and other professional meetings, events, webinars, and projects organized by the Reading Science Center , we are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone attending or participating. We do not tolerate harassment of people in any form, and we empower all participants in our community to actively engage in creating a friendly and safe environment for all.


This Code of Conduct is part of the Reading Science Center’s mission to champion and support STEM, support lifelong science learning, connect science and society, engage diverse communities, and partner to tackle local STEM career pipeline challenges. The Reading Science Center holds fundamental values to seek out and engage in diversity of ideas, perspectives, backgrounds, disciplines, knowledge systems, and approaches. 


As an attendee at the Reading Science Center and other off site events or programs organized by the Reading Science Center, I will:

  • Conduct myself with integrity, respect, honesty, and credibility.

  • Approach all events and interactions in accordance with the highest ethical standards of professionalism and personal conduct.

  • Avoid all activities that will cause damage to or discredit the Reading Science Center, or myself.

  • Embrace the Reading Science Center’s diverse community of professionals and learners, and be inclusive of all audiences in my presentations, demonstrations, and conversations.

  • Seek help from the Reading Science Center staff if I do not know how to fulfill any of the stated actions.


This Code of Conduct is in place to protect the safety of all participants. Contact, language, or imagery of a violent, threatening, sexual, discriminatory, demeaning, or disruptive nature is not appropriate for any in-person or online project venue, including talks, workshops, parties, and online forum or media. If you witness any misconduct of this code, please report it to any Reading Science Center staff member and to the Executive Director.


If an infraction occurs the child, group, or family could be asked to leave the RSC.  No refunds will be provided if this action occurs.