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Reading Science Center 1st Birthday Celebration

Oct 21, 2021

On Saturday, October 30th, the Reading Science Center will be holding its 1st Birthday Bash!  We opened a year ago to the public to visitors on Saturdays, SIS/GSOP and Holleran Center Programming, and field Trips!

Children coming dressed as their favorite scientist have free admissions, all others are $8. Parking is available at the Double Tree/Convention Center.  RSC will validate all parking.  Hands-on experiments, giveaways, 1st Birthday Cupcakes, candy, and of course 40+ hands on exhibits!

We will open at 11 am, and the party starts at 11:30am, the party goes to 4:30! Located at 645 Penn Street, in downtown Reading.

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. 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.

In 2018, the Reading Science Center was created as a 501c3 and together with financial support of individuals and foundations, these volunteers made the idea a reality.  On weekends and evenings you’d find them retrofitting exhibits purchased from or donated by museums as far away as Minnesota and Pittsburgh,  planning hands-on experiments like “lava lamp” and “dancing raisins”, and installing a replica of the Saturn V spaceship.  A global pandemic delayed but did not deter the group, and in October 2020 the Reading Science Center opened its doors to visitors at 645 Penn Street, ready to light a spark for science in the Greater Reading community.

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