Reading Science Center opens | Berks Regional News

READING, Pa. — There’s a new place for kids to explore and learn. The Reading Science Center on Penn Street is now open to the public.

“This is kind of just a start for us,’ says executive director Mary Chown, “Within the next 2 to 3 years we hope to have a bigger place that’s dedicated

The Science Center is a good start and will attract visitors of all ages, but the mission for the project was to engage kids in the wonder of science, technology, engineering and math. 

“We need engineers. We need scientists,” says Chown. “We need to invest in our youth and provide opportunity for them to excel and exceed.” 

Officials say a curious child today makes an innovator tomorrow. And innovation will move us forward.

“It’s very, very important for our country in order to maintain its economic competitiveness to keep a pipeline of students pursuing

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