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


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

Self-Guided Tour

For content questions and standards alignment, please contact our Senior Coordinator, Teacher Services at 937.275.7431, ext. 154.

Our unique facility offers all of the learning opportunities of a zoo, a natural history museum, and a science museum in one visit! Explore the Hall of the Universe, experiment in the Science Gallery or Kids’ PlaYce, discover Egyptian artifacts in the Africa Room, bird watch in the Treehouse, touch live animals in the Tide Pool …there are too many experiences to list. Easy to read signage, electronic docents, and friendly staff make this an easy experience for group leaders and fun for visitors of every age. For maximum impact and value, combine the self-guided tour with an in-depth classroom experience led by a Museum professional.

Behind the Scenes at Boonshoft

Program Length: 90 minutes

For content information, contact our Vice President of Education at 937–275–7431, ext. 148.
Behind the Scenes is a terrific way to learn more about careers in science, technology, engineering and math in a museum setting. Select three areas to tour and three experts to meet from Education, Exhibits, Astronomy, Live Animals, Collections, Anthropology, or Archaeology. You can also choose to spend more time in one or two areas for an in-depth experience.
Fee: $7/person.

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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%