Museum Info

Boonshoft Museum of
Discovery Springfield in the Upper Valley Mall

1475 Upper Valley Pike
Springfield, OH  45504
Fax (937) 525-0037


Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Closed Monday

Closed: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Chistmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter

General Admission

Children (3-16) $5.50
Adults $7.50
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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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield

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Programs and Exhibits

Over 20,000 sq ft. of exhibit space and daily public programming allow guests to experience an environment where hands-on fun meets science and discovery. Whether you are exploring the world as a would-be archaeologist or mastering biology by examining the human body as a simple machine, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield has both permanent and traveling exhibits that allow people of all ages to cultivate their inner scientist.

Professional staff from the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery conduct daily public programs that supplement featured exhibitions and take learning to a whole new level. From exploring preschool science and story time, to meeting live animals, daily public programs are a staple feature of every visitor's experience at the Museum.


General Information

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield encompasses everything your family loves about science, history, art, biology, and more! Featuring 20,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, our expanded location has entertaining and educational adventures for people of all ages.

From traveling exhibitions and do-it-yourself experimentation, to ancient historical artifacts, the Boonshoft Museum will cultivate curiosity and take your family on a science-filled adventure.

Learn more about Hours, Admission, Directions, and more by following the link below.



Become a Museum Member!

All Aboard! A Dayton Society of Natural History Membership is taking you places! Whether it is to one of our four outstanding locations (Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, or Fort Ancient Earthworks and Natural Preserve) or to Zoos, Science & Technology Centers, and Children's Museum's across the world!

Not only do DSNH members receive exclusive perks, discounts, and unlimited access to our four locations, our members support the Dayton Society of Natural History's mission to excite, educate, and engage our community through interactive science fun.


Group Visits and Rentals

From Mad Scientist birthday parties to corporate holiday soirees, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield can host an array of diverse groups from field trips and community groups to sweet sixteen celebrations and weddings. Our professional education and rental staff will assist you in booking your group or event, and ensure that your day is both educational and entertaining.

  • Group Visits
  • Birthday Parties
  • Rentals


Boonshoft Museum-of Discovery Springfield

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%