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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Wish List

Gift Certificates:

Kroger, Pet Supply stores (PetSmart preferred), Home Depot/Lowe’s, Sam’s Club.

Food & Miscellaneous supplies:

Striped sunflower seeds, All Bran cereal, cornmeal, rolled oats, Alfalfa and Timothy hay, unsalted peanuts in the shell, mixed nuts in the shell, Minute Rice, spoon sized Shredded Wheat, quick rise yeast, gallon sized zip-lock baggies, quart sized zip-lock bags, aluminum foil, new and used pillow cases, new hand towels, new bath towels.

Cleaning & Maintenance Supplies:

Brooms/dustpans/mops, bleach, regular laundry detergent (non scented), dish soap (not for washing machine), antibacterial hand soap, hand sanitizer, broom size scrub brushes, power strips, high quality garden hoses (kink free)/ nozzles, Repti-sun 5.0 18” or 48” fluorescent, rechargable AA batteries, Pledge wipes, pleated sandwich bags, paper towels, spray bottles.

Pet Supplies:

Aquarium nets, mixed wild bird seed, mini hay bales, water bottles (hamster), Aqua-terrium animal containers.

Click here for a printable version of our Wish List.

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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%