February 05, 2015: Clifford Featured on "One Tank Trip"
Karin Mallet from WFMZ-TV stopped by our current exhibition, Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™, to produce one of her fun One Tank Trips, broadcast on 69 News Berks Edition. Check out the segment, which was broadcast on Wednesday, February 4, by clicking here. Thanks, Karin!


February 20, 2015: New Exhibition Blooms in Museum History Gallery
Opening on Friday, February 20, and continuing through August 16, 2015, you can enjoy our new focus exhibition, Bertrand Farr: Gold Medal Irises, in the display cases across the Ground Floor gallery from "Levi Mengel" at his desk.

This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, at which prominent local horticulturist, Bertrand Farr (1863-1924), was awarded a gold medal of honor for his irises. The show explores the Exposition and Farr’s work in the area of hybridization.

You’ll see fascinating memorabilia including an expo gold medal, tickets, postcards, pennants, historic photographs, examples of Farr’s catalogs, and images of his most popular irises.  In the late 1920s, a great number of our Arboretum’s specimens were generously donated by Farr from his superb botanical collection of trees, shrubs and flowering plants, gathered from all over the world. They were carefully located throughout the park, and many of the species that you see today are from the original planting.

For more info, CLICK HERE.


March 02, 2015: Art Forgers Nabbed in Spain!
Art fakes and forgeries are big business — and recently, officials in Spain nabbed nine alleged art forgers for selling fake works by Picasso, Warhol and Miro. Read all about it at

And, beginning June 8, be sure to catch our new exhibition, “Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World,” where you’ll learn about more infamous scandals in the art world, as well as test your own skills of perception! Info at:


March 07, 2015: A-Maize-ing Mysteries Revealed this Saturday!
Opening Saturday, March 7, and continuing through May 31, 2015, check out Maize: Mysteries of an Ancient Grain.

This exhibition — through the use of graphic panels, interactive modules, youth activity sheets, artifacts and specimens — takes a look at how scientists utilize the process of evolution to encourage the selection of useful mutations for increased disease resistance, healthier and larger plants, and maintained diversity. It's presented in our First Floor Science Gallery and funded by the National Science Foundation.

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March 13, 2015: Kid's Night Out - Friday the 13th!
Parents, are you looking for a night out but don't have a sitter? Why not drop your child off at the Museum on Friday, March 13th from 6:30-10:00 pm for "Kids' Night Out"!

Kids will get pizza and an evening snack plus spend the night playing and making games. Registration is required. Call 610-371-5850 x227 to sign your child up now!


March 06, 2015: Yes, we're open today!
Friday, March 6, open for you, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- snow, snow go away!