Museum Info

Boonshoft Museum of
Discovery

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

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Hours

Monday – Saturday
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday
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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Community Involvement

Contributions Guidelines

Each year, we contribute to hundreds of local organizations to help with their fundraising initiatives, or to offer free or reduced admissions qualifying individuals. For instructions to apply for admission passes for your group, event, or cause, please refer to our community giving guidelines.

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Volunteer

The Museum could not serve this community without the support of dedicated volunteers. From teens working towards National Honor Society requirements, to parents hoping to give to their child’s favorite destination, to Seniors with decades of talent and knowledge they are eager to share, the Boonshoft’s volunteer program is designed to match every skill and desire in the appropriate capacity.

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Community Partnerships

The Museum is fortunate to have earned the respect of thousands from outside of the institutional walls. This is evidenced by the partnerships that have been fostered with other leading institutions, including the University of Dayton, Wright State University, and nearly every major museum in the region. Relationships built on mutual respect with the Dayton Art Institute, Dayton History, the National Museum of the US Air Force and the Dayton Metro Public Library, among many others, further point to the importance of the Museum’s mission, but maybe more significantly to the reputation of the Museum’s professionals. To learn more about developing a partnership,
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Our Staff: Our Service

While our mission has served the region for almost 50 years, our staff generates the beat that makes our organization stand out among many.

In addition to diligent devotion during work hours, the 80-person staff also serves in leadership, donor and volunteer capacities for many organizations, including the following:

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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%