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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Robotics

Introduces young people to the fun and excitement of science and technology while building knowledge and life skills. Teams solve problems using engineering concepts, research techniques and robots.

FIRST LEGO® League

FIRST LEGO League is a robotics program for 9 to 14-year-olds, designed to get children excited about science and technology while teaching them valuable employment lessons and life skills. During the season, which runs from August – September (and perhaps later depending on the success of the team), teams will meet at least once a week to design and program a robot to complete a series of tasks. Teams will develop an innovative solution to solve a problem based on the theme. FIRST LEGO League is a great and interactive way to introduce and encourage STEM based experiences.

Registration Fee: $100/player

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Jr. FIRST LEGO® League

Our youngest engineers are invited to participate in Jr. FIRST LEGO® League! This program is the perfect way to introduce your curious child to hands-on collaborative team work and STEM principles. This program features a real-world scientific concept to be explores through research, teamwork, construction, and imagination. Guided by friendly coaches, teams use LEGO® bricks to build a model that moves and develop a Show Me poster to illustrate their journey.
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Registration for Jr. FIRST LEGO® League has no ended

 

 

Become a Coach/Mentor for a Boonshoft Museum FLL Team

Volunteers are an essential element to the success of the FLL programs. Adult coaches are needed to build teamwork and communication skills and to foster an attitude of graciousness in competition. Mentors with technical expertise assist teams in troubleshooting problems and guiding the team toward creative solutions. If you would like to volunteer as a coach, mentor or judge, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information on FIRST LEGO® League, please go to http://www.usfirst.org

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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!

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Water Properties Table - 20.3%
Cassano’s Pizza Kitchen - 21.6%
Recycling Center - 16.6%
The Courthouse - 8.5%