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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Levels and Benefits


Our years are marked by special occasions and the lasting joy we get seeing people overwhelmed with excitement through thoughtful gestures. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, holiday, or "just because" occasion, giving the gift of Membership is a wonderful way to give an entire year of educational fun to a family.

Just in case you need a better idea of why giving the gift of Membership is a wonderful idea, here are our top 5 reasons why a DSNH Membership is so special:

1) Giving the gift of Membership is for everyone! With different Membership levels, gifting a Membership to your favorite couple, family, or student is so simple and provides a wonderful experience to everyone listed on the membership! From one to eight people, a Museum Membership is a great and inclusive gifting option.
2) Museum Membership is affordable! With options as low as $40, purchasing a Museum Membership provides a year of experiences for one low price.
3) Unlimited access to all four sites! Our Members enjoy full access to all four of our Dayton Society of Natural History sites, the Boonshoft Museum, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield, SunWatch, and Fort Ancient.
4) We love our Members! Not only do we offer our Members FREE admission and special discounts, we host many special family days and Member-only events all year long!
5) Membership doesn't stop here! Most of our Membership levels carry reciprocal benefits that allow our Members to receive FREE or reduced admission to Children's Museums, Zoos & Aquariums, and Science & Technology Centers across the country!

To purchase a Gift Membership please visit the link below or call our friendly Membership Services staff at 937.275.7431 x 152.

Give the Gift of Family, Grandparent, Adventurer, Explorer, or Discoverer Membership

Give the Gift of Individual or Duo Membership


NEW for the 2015 Holiday Season! 

The 2015 shopping season is all about experiences, so skip the crowds at the big box stores and shop local for a year-long experience filled with family fun. We all know Family Memberships make a great gift, but if you want the real holiday gift unwrapping experience and more bang for your buck, consider buying a Membership in a Box!
For sale exclusively at our Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Dayton location, each Membership in a Box contains:

• An Exclusive Member Gift
• Family Level Membership Voucher
• Two FREE Passes so you can bring friends/additional family to the Museum
• Materials every Member needs to maximize their Membership experience

Each Membership in a Box is valued at $140, but for a limited time during the 2015 holiday season, these boxes will be available for just $100. Pick yours up today!


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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%