Museum Info

Boonshoft Museum of

2600 DeWeese Parkway
Dayton, OH 45414
(937) 275-7431
Fax (937) 275-5811
TTY (937) 278-6076

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Monday – Saturday
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Closed: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Chistmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter

General Admission

Children (3-17) $11.50
Seniors (60+) $12.50
Adults $14.50
Children under 3 and members are FREE.
Help us create a fun, safe environment for all our visitors! Children under 16 should always be accompanied by an adult in the Museum.
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Discover the Stars,
Or Something closer

Visit the Miami Valley region's only public Planetarium in the Caryl D. Philips Space Theater.

Take a trip to the stars or a stroll through the cosmos with daily live Astronomy, Full Dome Shows, and 3D Films.

Science on a Sphere

Discover the World,
Or Something Bigger

Visit Science On a Sphere, a permanent exhibition that offers awe-inspiring images of Earth and Space on a 68-inch diameter "floating" globe.

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Discover the Wild,
Or Let It Discover You

Take a walk in the wild side in the Discovery Zoo.  See Madison the Bobcat, meet the Meerkats, and encounter our three new young River Otters. 

Sun Room

Discover the Secrets of
Our Sun

Travel to the heart of our Solar System and learn more about the star that powers all life on Earth.

Boonshoft Museum or Discovery

Explore, Dream and Learn!

The Miami Valley's premier family learning destination.
As the region's hands-on Children's Museum, Science-Technology Center, Natural History Museum, Planetarium Observatory and Live Animal Zoo, people of all ages can explore, dream and learn!

Daily Programs

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Explore, Dream, Learn & Support
We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization


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Under Construction

  • Kids' Playce is currently under construction. Look for brand new additions to this exhibit starting in the fall through early 2016!

What is your favorite exhibit at the Museum?

Science On a Sphere® - 23.3%
Water Properties Table - 20.3%
Cassano’s Pizza Kitchen - 21.6%
Recycling Center - 16.6%
The Courthouse - 8.5%