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

Levels and Benefits

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Membership Level

Includes

Benefits

Student ($25)

 1 named student with valid student ID

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Individual ($40)

1 named adult

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Duo ($60)

1 named adult; 1 named individual living in the same household

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Family ($100)

2 named adults and up to 6 children (under 18)

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 includes reciprocal benefits*

Grandparents ($100)

2 named adults and up to 6 children (under 18)

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includes reciprocal benefits*

Adventurer ($135)

 

2 named adults and up to 6 children (under 18)

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includes reciprocal benefits

Explorer ($250)

2 named adults and up to 6 children (under 18)

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includes reciprocal benefits

Discoverer ($500)

2 named adults and up to 6 children (under 18)

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includes reciprocal benefits

John B. Greene ($1,200)

2 named adults and up to 6 children (under 18)

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includes reciprocal benefits

Add-On ($30)

 1 named family member or caregiver/addition

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*Recripocal benefits at the Family level are limited to participating Zoo's & Aquariums and Science and Technology Centers.

Please note: Everyone included on your Museum Membership must be named for the safety and security of our guests. You must provide valid identification along with your Museum Membership upon entry to any of our four sites. Lost or mispaced cards can be replaced for a $5/card service fee; please call 937.275.7431 x 152 to replace a lost card.

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Military Discounts:

Active military members receive $10.00 off of any Museum membership
The Dayton Society of Natural History values the brave men and women who serve our country, so individuals who are active military enjoy $10 off any Museum membership with current military ID. Military discount is offered when you purchase a Museum Membership at any of our four DSNH sites.


 

Adventurer - $135 - Includes reciprocity to Zoos & Aquariums, Science & Technology Centers, and Children's Museums

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Family - $100 - Includes only reciprocity to Zoos & Aquariums and Science & Technology Centers

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Grandparent - $100 - Includes only reciprocity to Zoos & Aquariums and Science & Technology Centers

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Student - $25

This membership includes one named adult (student 18 and older) and is good for one full year from purchase date. Memberships must be purchased at one of our four locations with a valid student ID.

Individual - $40

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Duo - $60

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Explorer - $250

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Discover - $500

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John B. Greene - $1200

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Add-on - $30/Individual

You can add additional adult members to any Family membership and above during the registration process. Add-ons must either be a named family member (aunt, uncle, cousin, etc) or a named caregiver over the age of 16. For inquiries about adding on additional children please call our guest services staff at 937.275.7431 x 152. Add-ons must now be purchased in person at the Museum by visiting the Guest Services Desk or by calling 937.275.7431 x 152.

 


 

For your safety and protection, you must present a photo ID along with your membership card to enter the Boonshoft Museum, SunWatch and Fort Ancient.

Remember: membership is active for one full year from the date of purchase and is valid only for those persons named on the card. Fees and benefits are subject to change without notice.

For additional information or to purchase a membership over the phone, please contact the Membership Department at 937–275–7431, ext. 152.

Please Note: Member Benefits do not apply to free admission for special events, though our Members often receive special discounts on many of our Museum events. Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. Additionally, Museum Membership for the exclusive use of a single household as designated on the Membership Card. Photo identification is required at the time of visit and should match the person whose name is listed on the Membership.

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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!

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