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Reading playground program includes trip to Reading Public Museum

Published On: Jun 25 2013 11:33:21 AM EDT
Reading Public Museum

Children taking part in this summer's playground program in Reading are being offered a unique opportunity.

The Reading Public Museum has partnered with the Reading Recreation Commission to teach the children about art and culture in a fun and interactive way.

The program includes a visit by museum educators to each of seven locations throughout the city to engage and excite the children about their upcoming trip to the museum, organizers said.


That trip will then feature visits to the museum's ancient civilizations and natural history galleries to teach the children about the role of mythology in Egyptian life. They'll see “real” scarabs and create one of their own to take home.

The students will then see the Neag Planetarium's newest show, STARS.

The remainder of the children's day will be spent outside in the arboretum, where they will learn the importance of the Nile of the Egyptian people and create boats to float in the creek.

The program is made possible in large part by a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation, the museum said.  Individuals wishing to contribute to the special fund can send checks to the Reading Public Museum, in care of "Feed Their Imagination."