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Membership Benefits

 

52 weeks of free, unlimited admission to The Museum's collections and several temporary exhibitions

Free admission to all Planetarium Star Shows

Access to member-only events, including exhibition previews and orientations

Invitations to special programs and opening receptions, including our annual gala

Free or discounted admission to a wide variety of educational programs

Subscription to The Museum's newsletter and ongoing e-newsletters
Latest Member News

10% discount at The Museum Shop

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$40

Student* with ID

Educator*

Senior* 65+ years of age

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$50

Individual*

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$75

Family or Grandparent**

All basic benefits, plus:

Four Museum discount passes to share with friends and family

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$120

Contributor**

All basic benefits, plus:

Four Museum discount passes to share with friends and family

Free admission to 300+ ASTC member science museums View Restrictions

Free general admission to 700+ NARM member art museums

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$250 +

Artist’s Studio**

All Contributor benefits, plus:

Attend Member-only previews for free

Recognition on donor signage in Museum Atrium

6 Museum & Planetarium passes to share with friends and family

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* Membership level is valid for one adult only.
 
** Membership includes two named adults and up to four children or grandchildren (ages 4-17). If you wish to add more, please contact us.
 

Business & leadership support for the arts

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$250 +

Artist’s Studio**

All Contributor benefits, plus:

Attend Member-only exhibitions for free

Recognition on donor signage in Museum Atrium

6 Museum & Planetarium passes to share with friends and family

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$750

Scientist’s Observatory**

All Artist's Studio benefits plus:

Two 50% discount tickets for bus trips (maximum value of discount is not to exceed $50 per ticket)

10% discount on one Museum and Planetarium rental per year*

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$1,500

Mengel Society**

All Scientist's Observatory benefits plus:

Invitation to Leadership Luncheon with Museum Director and private tour by Museum Curator

15% discount on one Museum or Planetarium rental per year*

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$5,000 +

da Vinci Society**

Contributing $5,000 annually to The Museum's operating budget, members of the da Vinci Society are recognized as the cornerstone of the Museum's Leadership Giving program, and enjoy all Mengel Society benefits plus:

Unlimited free admissions to the museum and planetarium for accompanying visitors

Two complimentary tickets to the Night at The Museum

Invitation to da Vinci Society recognition dinner

Tour by museum curator for up to 25 people, by appt.

25% discount on one Museum or Planetarium rental per year*

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$5,000 +

Art & Business Society**

While we welcome business partners at all levels of membership, this group is for businesses that contribute $5,000 or more to the Museum's operating budget annually, and enjoy all Mengel Society benefits plus:

Tour by Museum Curator for up to 25 people, by appointment

25% discount on one museum and planetarium rental per year*

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* Rental discounts are non-transferable
 
** Membership includes two named adults and up to four children or grandchildren (ages 4-17). If you wish to add more, please contact us.

FAQ

How will I receive my membership materials?

We know you’re eager to start exploring RPM, but please allow 7 to 10 business days to process membership applications. Memberships will be delivered by the United States Postal Service (USPS). Membership prices and benefits are subject to change.

Can I give an RPM membership as a gift?

Yes! You can give the gift of discovery and exploration to anyone. Simply choose your gift membership level, email us, and we’ll take care of the rest.

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If I cancel my RPM membership, will I receive a refund?

We’d be sorry to see you go, but memberships and donations are non-refundable. For more information, please contact the Membership Office.

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In what ways can I support The Museum?

RPM thrives thanks to generous support from the community, and there are many ways to give. Whether you choose to donate funds, resources, or volunteer your time, we’re grateful for your help. Learn how you can make RPM even more extraordinary.

Are my membership dues eligible for company matching?

Your membership dues may be eligible for a gift-matching donation from your employer; ask your employer about their Gift Matching Program or get them involved with our Business Membership Program today. For more information, please contact the Membership Office.

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Can a friend or family member use my membership card?

No, Memberships are nontransferable and valid only for those individuals listed on the card and their children covered by the membership (if applicable).

Why do I have to show a photo ID when I use my card to enter the Museum?

As a nonprofit organization, we rely heavily on membership and attendance for support. To prevent misuse of your membership card, we ask that you show a photo ID. We appreciate your understanding.

A single gift to RPM can enrich our whole community

RPM thrives thanks to our generous donors

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Other Ways to Give

 

Cash or stock gifts to the Endowment Fund for future generations Email

Underwriting of changing exhibitions & programs Email

Honor & memorial gifts like the memorial Trudy’s Garden Email

Contribution of an item for our annual Night at The Museum silent auction Email

Planned gifts & bequests of cash, stocks, or property Email

Donation of notable art work and artifacts Email

Adopt a painting gifts to restore artwork Email

Underwriting of the annual Night at The Museum silent auction Email

Services & gifts In kind Email

Business membership Email

Personal gift memberships for others Email

Purchases from The Museum Shop Email

All gifts & membership fees are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Volunteer your time and talent at RPM

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Volunteers are an essential part of the Reading Public Museum family. Their valued efforts enhance the capabilities of RPM’s small, dedicated staff and make every visit to The Museum even friendlier. Art, history, science… wherever your interests lie, RPM has many volunteer opportunities that offer unique, personally rewarding experiences. We’ll be glad to work with you to discover how your talents can support The Museum!

Volunteering Opportunities