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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Become a Museum member and get your passport to four of the region's most exciting places to explore! Whether you dig into local history by exploring the 800-year-old partially reconstructed American Indian village at SunWatch, discover out-of-this-world, science fun at the Boonshoft Museum, or immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of Fort Ancient, Museum membership can take you places where learning, imagination, and exploration meet.

From the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield's interactive exhibits that ignite young minds, to the wet, wild, cute, and crazy animals of the Boonshoft Museum's Discovery Zoo, adventures for all ages are around every corner! Dream of new possibilities, learn more about the world, and come explore with us!

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FAQsFrom misplaced cards to specific family concerns, see our FAQs page to help answer any questions or concerns.



From zoos to children's museums to science-technology centers, your Dayton Society of Natural History membership can qualify your family for reciprocal or reduced rates to over 300 institutions worldwide. Please note that each institution sets its own policy on this agreement; call the institution prior to visiting to ensure that reciprocal agreements are in effect.



When you volunteer at the Dayton Society of Natural History, you join a team of volunteers across multiple ages, interests, and areas of expertise, from former teachers and retired engineers, to teens and college students looking to expand their horizons through volunteerism. The Dayton Society of Natural History has an opportunity for everyone to contribute to meaningful projects and get hands-on while interacting with the community---all while having fun and meeting new people.


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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%