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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The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s educational programs and exhibits would not be possible without the generous support of local, dedicated companies. Sponsorships of these exhibits, educational programming, events and other important components help with the critical funding needed to fulfill the Museum’s mission. These partnerships are a visible sign of commitment to this community treasure and to the educational and cultural enrichment of the entire region. Therefore, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery takes pride in providing sponsorship opportunities that award multiple marketing benefits, as well as intangible rewards that are inherent when supporting our important community initiatives.

In today’s competitive marketplace, it is important to feel proud of the quality and reach of a sponsorship investment, and it is especially rewarding when that relationship offers a direct marketing return. Our Development and Marketing teams work carefully to coordinate a specialized package that meets our Sponsorship Partners’ philanthropic goals and unique needs. In return, you enjoy an inherent sense of goodwill for assisting in the delivery of our important educational initiatives and receive tangible marketing benefits. This presents the ideal opportunity to remain true to your objectives, while providing a measurable, positive impact in the communities you serve.

Sponsorship of Dayton Society of Natural History’s programs, special events and exhibits can include extensive recognition through a print and media campaign, naming rights, complimentary admission passes, membership discounts, private access to the Museum for after hour use, and more.

Permanent Exhibits:

American Standard
Carl’s Body Shop
Caryl D. Philips
Cargill Corn Milling
Cassano’s Pizza and Subs
City of Dayton- Department of Water
Extermital of Dayton
Heapy Engineering
Junior League of Dayton
Keep America Beautiful
Miami Conservancy District
MeadWestvaco Foundation
Messer Construction
Montgomery County Environmental Services
New Page Corporation
Ohio EPA Educational Fund
Ohio State Bar Foundation
Reed Elsevier
Terran Corporation
The Dayton Foundation
The Frank M. Tait Foundation
Veolia Water

Boonshoft Education Programs:

Charles E. Hoffman Fund
Time Warner Cable
Wright State University

Discovery Zoo:

Copp Systems Integrator
Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust
McAfee Foundation

Ignite Innovation: Dayton Regional Science Festival:

Copp Systems Integrator
Learn to Earn, Dayton
The Dayton Foundation
Time Warner Cable

Boonshoft Special Events:

AAA Allied Group, Inc.
Audio Etc
Butler Heating and Air
Brower Insurance
Cassano’s Pizza & Subs
Cox Ohio Publishing/DDN
Dayton Power & Light
Display Dynamics, Inc.
Dr. Brian and Kristin Ondulick
Esther Price
Extermital of Dayton, Inc.
Fifth Third Bank
Freund, Freeze & Arnold
Hauer Music
Houser Asphalt & Concrete
Merrill Lynch/Holcomb Veith
Morris Home Furnishings
PNC Bank
Reynolds & Reynolds
Rieck Services
Stafford Jewelers
Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Time Warner Cable
Stahl Vision
US Bank
White Castle

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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%