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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Parents & Grandparents

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is this region’s premier resource for fun, entertainment and learning. The facility is designed to create meaningful memories for you and your entire family – from young toddlers to teenagers to adults. The Museum is great for quick afternoon outings or for day-long adventures.

Visiting the Museum with Children

The Museum is creatively arranged and offers a safe, clean environment where you can relax, have fun and learn something new each time you visit.


The Preschool at the Boonshoft

The Preschool at the BoonshoftThe Preschool at the Boonshoft offers a challenging program for children ages 3 to 6.  Featuring the enhanced opportunities of a private, supportive classroom environment, The Preschool utilizes the entire Museum as an extended laboratory equipped with the tools needed to create a strong foundation for future learning.


Birthday Parties

image Celebrate your child’s next birthday while fostering his/her 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.


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Robotics Programs

RoboticsJoin the adventure at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery! Spend time each week learning, experimenting, discovering, and creating with our education staff at the Museum. 


Homeschool Programs

Groups of homeschooled children can experience interactive learning first-hand with our educational programming, guided by the Ohio Academic Content Standards.


Science @ Home

image Don’t let the fun and learning stop after you leave; take it home with you! These entertaining activities are perfect for safe, at-home science experimentation! Grab your friends and family and create something cool!





Ample signage and easy-to-follow, hands on activities make the Boonshoft Museum a wonderful learning experience for your students.


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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%