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.
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CFC #36476

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General Information

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.                            
Sunday: noon-5:00 p.m.  

Admission Rates
Children (3-17): $11.50
Seniors: $12.50
Children under 3 are FREE
Members are FREE                                            

Experience unlimited fun and learning 360 days a year at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery! The Museum offers 94,000 square feet of fun and entertainment. Areas are divided into age-appropriate sections and specific topics. Visit the interactive floor plan to guide your next visit.

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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield

Over 20,000 sq ft. of exhibit space and daily public programming allow guests to experience an environment where hands-on fun meets science and discovery. Whether you are exploring the world as a would-be archaeologist or mastering biology by examining the human body as a simple machine, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield has both permanent and traveling exhibits that allow people of all ages to cultivate their inner scientist.

Professional staff from the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery conduct daily public programs that supplement featured exhibitions and take learning to a whole new level. From exploring preschool science and story time, to meeting live animals, daily public programs are a staple feature of every visitor's experience at the Museum. Visit for more information.


Birthday Parties

Birthday PartiesCelebrate your child's next birthday while fostering their interest in science and the natural world. Ninety minute parties are available for children ages 2-12.


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Groups and Museum Rentals

RentalsWhen you want to create an unforgettable event, daytime and evening rentals are available at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Take advantage of discounted rates available Monday through Friday for groups of 10 or more.

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Discoveries Gift Shop

Discovery Gift ShopFrom home science experiments to Zen gardens for the office, take the adventure and excitement of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery home with a stop at the Discoveries Gift Shop. Peruse a wide variety of unique merchandise for both children and adults to complete your Museum visit.



SunWatchOur sister site, SunWatch Indian Village/ Archaeological Park, brings to life the Fort Ancient culture of 900 years ago. Here visitors of all ages can experience the daily lives of these members of Dayton's first neighborhood. Please visit them at  


Fort Ancient

Fort AncientFort Ancient is one of 58 historic sites and museums of the Ohio Historical Society, a nonprofit organization that serves as the state’s partner in preserving and interpreting Ohio’s history, natural history and archaeology. Please visit them at

Parents and Grandparents

Have an adventure with your entire family at the region’s premier facility for educational fun and entertainment. From young toddlers to teenagers and adults, the Museum offers a wide variety of interactive ways to ignite scientific curiosity and explore the wonders of the world. 


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The Education Department understands the needs of teachers, whether you are a public, private, or home school educator. Educational programs are designed to provide a high quality learning experience for students while maintaining the fun, hands-on atmosphere desired in a field trip experience. All programs align to Ohio Academic Content Standards and most include preliminary and post visit activities.

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Having fun isn't just for kids! Delve into new experiences and let us help you investigate the world around you with a fresh perspective. Go where you've never been and discover the life-long learner in YOU!


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The Boonshoft offers tons of opportunities to earn your National Honor Society volunteer hours, and it’s pretty OK for chillin’ with friends, too! Check it out.


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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%