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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EducationThe heart of the Museum, this department reaches over 200,000 children and adults each year, instilling in learners of all ages a love of math, science and technology.

Overview of Department

Rocket LaunchOur vision in the Education Department is to incorporate current technologies and events, promote community relations, and utilize best practices in education in order to encourage lifelong learning and to uphold the mission and vision of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.

Our dynamic team of teachers, scientists, performers, and informal educators uphold that vision by providing unique experiences for children and adults. Our visitors are often so engaged that they are surprised by how much they learned because they were having so much fun!

We are serious about serving the needs of our community and do so through providing quality short term and long term programming, conducting research in educational practices and science, and offering free programs/scholarships to serve youth with special financial needs.

Kaleidoscope Program for PreschoolersThe Preschool at the Boonshoft

The Preschool at the Boonshoft offers a Montessori-based program for children ages 3 to 6, with an emphasis on science and math-related activities to give students a strong foundation for future learning.  Learn more about this accredited preschool program.


Questions? Contact our Education Department:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 937-275-7431, ext. 116.


Learn more about field trips, school programs and other options for school groups, scouts, homeschool groups, families, and individuals.

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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%