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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EducatorsThe mission of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is to educate and enlighten all people of the region about the wonders of the world through science.

The vision of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's Education Department is to incorporate current technologies and events, promote community relations, and utilize best practices in education in order to encourage lifelong learning,

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Museum Field Trip Programs & Workshops

Museum Field Trip ProgramsOur Education Department understands the needs of teachers in our area. Whether for public, private or homeschool educators, programs are designed to provide a high quality learning experience for students while maintaining the fun, hands-on atmosphere that makes the field trip experience so rewarding. All programs are aligned to Academic Content Standards and most include preliminary and post visit activities.


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Animals Alive!

Animals Alive!Get up close and personal with cute, cuddly, creepy, and crawly animals from the Boonshoft Museum's Live Animals Department. Learn about their habits and behaviors during this fascinating presentation.


Field Trip Scheduling and Fees

Field Trip Scheduling and FeesReady to plan your visit? Read on for more information about how to schedule your trip, tour and lunch options, fees, and policies.



StarLabIf you can’t visit the Museum’s Planetarium, let us bring the stars to you! Schedule a class or presentation with StarLab, our portable Planetarium.



Exhibits-To-GoExhibits-To-Go is the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's traveling museum. These hands-on exhibit presentations have been developed to be taken to schools, camps and Senior care facilities throughout the Miami Valley and Cincinnati areas.

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Distance Learning

Learn from Museum educators without ever leaving your classroom!  Distance LearningDistance learning allows students and teachers to "visit" the Museum and take part in hands-on learning in a variety of subjects.


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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%