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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Groups and Rentals

Museum Rentals

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is one of Dayton's most exceptional venues. Whether you are seeking to treat your guests to an evening of family-fun or an elegant reception, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is a versatile and memorable location for any event. Come discover how the Boonshoft is perfect for you.





Overnight Adventure

Have a night at the Museum with your closest friends!  Discover the fun of learning at an evening of activities designed to encourage your inquisitive side as you explore the Boonshoft Museum in a private setting, complete with customizable programs.


Scout Programs

Want help earning those science-related belt loops, academic pins, and Girl Scout journeys?  Let our experienced staff help you! The Museum’s Education Department offers weekend and afternoon programs to help Scouts meet many of the requirements for earned recognitions.


Birthday Parties

Celebrate 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. Each party includes one interactive, hands-on program. Before or after the party, paid guests can engage in a self-guided tour through the exhibits as Museum hours permit.

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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%