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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Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s next birthday while fostering their interest in science and the natural world! Children from ages 4-12 will enjoy age-appropriate party themed package with a fun and interactive, hands-on activity.

Each party lasts 90 minutes with ample time before and after the party for paid guests to engage in a self-guided tour through the exhibits as Museum hours permit. Whether you are celebrating another year for a would-be superhero, party animal, or pretty princess, the Museum offers versatile packages that will make your next child’s birthday as special as they are.



Themed Birthday Parties

Birthday ThemesThemes are available for different age groups:

  • Animal Exploration
  • Garden Tea Party
  • Mad Scientist
  • Grossology
  • Pirate Adventure


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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%