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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Where do we keep our collections?

Sunwatch CeramicsThe Anthropology, Geology, and Biology Collections are permanently stored in special filtered cabinets in rooms between Wild Ohio and Fraze Exhibit Gallery at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. These rooms are at the center of the Boonshoft Museum, just as collections are at the heart of what it means to be a museum. These repositories are removed from the daily traffic of staff and visitors and kept in controlled environments. The rooms have tightly controlled temperature and relative humidity (68-72° Fahrenheit and 45-55% relative humidity), in order to help preserve the specimens stored inside them. Specially trained people called curators take care of the collections, and are responsible for ensuring their protection while also making specimens available for teaching, exhibition, and research. The Astronomy and Live Animal Collections are housed in their respective departments within the museum building. The SunWatch Collection is housed as a part of the Anthropology Collection.

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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%