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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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.





This once-in-a-lifetime event deserves a one-of-a-kind venue! With spaces perfect for ceremonies and receptions, the Boonshoft Museum transforms into the ideal venue. Schedule a tour and experience the chemistry!

Corporate Events

Located just across the river in downtown Dayton, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is a great location for hosting business meetings, networking events, corporate cocktail receptions, and fundraisers.

Family Fun

With a facility large enough to accommodate up to 1,000 guests, the Boonshoft Museum is a great place to hold staff or customer appreciation events, school reward days, or family reunions! Our exhibits offer entertainment for the whole family and our list of preferred caterers ensure an evening of delicious food. With over 50 years of experience, the Museum has family-fun down to a science.

Birthday Parties

Looking for a private room reservation? Enjoy the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's interactive exhibits and have a private space in Bieser Discovery Center to celebrate with up to 40 guests. Affordable two hour room reservations are available for science lovers of all ages! During and after the party, guests are able explore the exhibits as Museum hours permit.

Schedule a Tour: The best way to get a feel for everything our facility has to offer is to take a tour of the Museum. Let our professional Rentals staff guide you through our space as you discuss the details of your event and how we can best assist you in meeting your needs.

You can submit a Rentals Inquiry online to learn more about a private rental before you request a tour, or simply start the process of booking a Museum rental.

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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%