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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About Us


The mission of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is to be the premier regional provider of interactive science learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world.

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The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, affiliated with the Association of Children’s Museums, and is a governing member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers. In addition, the Discovery Zoo, located on the second floor of the Museum, is fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.



The Mission of SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park is to protect, preserve, and research the cultural remains of the SunWatch National Historic Landmark archaeological site and to serve as a visitor and educational center for archaeology, native American culture, and heritage stewardship as they relate to that site.

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Community Involvement

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and our sister site, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park are proud to play an important role in the community.

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Embracing Community Partnerships

The Museum’s audience demographic is dynamic, well-educated and quick to embrace new educational concepts, technologies and opportunities. In conjunction with a complete benefits menu and dedicated staff for support and services, Boonshoft Museum Partners have the tools to create powerful, rewarding and mutually-beneficial collaborations.

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Providing Direction for the Future

The Dayton Society of Natural History has an exemplary group of volunteers that serve on multiple teams to focus on strategic matters, provide guidance, and oversee the purpose, plans and policies of the overall organization. With diverse professional backgrounds, fields and levels of experience, our leadership groups of dedicated and highly committed volunteers are able to bring valuable knowledge and interaction skills to the board and committee positions they serve.

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For The Media

Thanks for visiting the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery online newsroom. News releases about our current exhibits and activities have been posted here for your use.

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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%