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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Astronomy

Astronomy Department

This Department consists of Hall of the Universe displays, a Planetarium and an Observatory. Through daily programs and outreach, the community gains a better understanding of our world.

 

 

 

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What is “The Dome”?
Featuring enhanced visual realism and spectacular full-dome capabilities, The Dome offers an entirely new sensory experience in the Caryl D. Philips Space Theater at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.

In addition to crystal clear images to explore the night sky, The Dome also offers stunning full-dome movie presentations that are perfect for entertaining visitors from 2 – 102.  Incorporating the latest technology, The Dome will also host awe-inspiring 3D movies that bring objects close enough to (almost!) touch.

 

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%