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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Current Exhibits

Extreme Deep

Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss
Showing in the Main Exhibit Hall, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Dayton
Opening January 16
Discover abandoned ships, deep sea creatures, geologic features and the science that brings it all to the surface. Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss uses the power of technology, chemistry, biology, and geology to solve the mysteries of the deep, where no human has ventured. Because the Earth is 71% water, there are unimaginable things hidden on the ocean's floor just waiting to be explored! Experience new lifeforms, thermal vents, close-up views of deep-sea research submersibles, shipwrecks, like the Titanic, and much more---there may even be a real-life shark or two!


Sponsored by: Vectren, Dependable Construction & Remodeling, and Corals Galore.

Explore, Dream, Learn & Support
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%