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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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.

Located inside the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m
Sunday 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.

No visit to the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is complete without a stop at the Discoveries shop! From science kits and gemstones to collectibles and scarves, Discoveries features a wide variety of unique items for both children and adults.

Just for Members! Show your current Dayton Society of Natural History Membership card and receive at least*
all year long.



Looking for a special last minute gift? Discoveries can help with one-of-a-kind goodies, designed to inspire the budding scientist on your list!

For the kid in all of us, we offer plush animals, educational toys, games, home science experiments, books and natural wonders. Pick up a souvenir of your visit from our wide selection of custom Boonshoft Museum merchandise, including T-shirts, iron on patches, mugs, pens, pencils, magnets, coin purses and more. Along with our regularly featured products, we constantly bring in new merchandise to reflect changing seasons, complement our traveling exhibitions and complete every gift list.

Popping in for a last minute gift, some stellar sweets, or simply adding an item to your ever-growing collection of scientific goodies? We welcome guests to come and shop during regularly scheduled hours, no admission is necessary to enjoy Discoveries Gift Shop.

Not sure what to buy?  Gift Cards are available in any denomination, and can be used toward any purchase at the Museum, including merchandise and summer camps!

*Please note that Member discounts do not apply to consumables.

Did you know that Member benefits at Discoveries vary by membership level?
Family & Grandparent: 10% Discount
Adventurer, Explorer & Discoverer Members: 20% Discount
John B. Greene Society Members: 25% Discount

Learn more about levels of membership.

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%