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.
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Levels and Benefits

 

Adventurer ($135) - Purchase your Membership Today! or Give the Gift of Membership


Included on this level of membership are two named adults in the same household and six (6) children under 18. Each individual on the Membership must be named and each child should be familial and the express responsibility of the named adult on the Membership.


Benefits include:

  • Free unlimited admission to all four Dayton Society of Natural History (DSNH) Sites (Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield, Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve)
  • Free Planetarium shows in the Boonshoft Museum's Dome
  • Reciprocal benefits to over 150 zoos and aquariums and 300 science centers worldwide through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) reciprocal programs.
  • Ability to rent any of our locations for a private rental
  • Reciprocal benefits to Association of Children's Museum's institutions.*
  • Invitations to exclusive, member only events for a sneak peek of our newest special exhibitions before they open to the public and other fun family activities, like ChemFest, Nano Days, Red, White & Boonshoft, Archaeology Days, Nature Hikes, and much more!
  • Summer Camps, Science of Wine, Chemistry + Cocktails, Boonshoft Bash and Birthday Parties
  • 2 FREE admission passes. Enjoy a day of educational fun with friends who aren't on your Membership!
  • 15% discount at all four DSNH Gift Shops
  • Mailed Member Magazine & Electronic Newsletters to let you know what exciting special exhibitions, events, and activities are happening at the Dayton Society of Natural History.


(The ACM offers 50% for up to (6) individuals with no local restrictions. ACM Museums may admit additional individuals from the same household at their own discretion. The DSNH will admit all named individuals listen on the ACM membership cards.)

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

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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%