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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.
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Parents & Grandparents

The Preschool at the Boonshoft

Please note: Please note that The Preschool at the Boonshoft will be closing, effective May 27, 2016. Applications for enrollment are still available for families interested in attending for the remainder of the current school year. Please complete the inquiry form or call 937.275.7431, ext. 150 to learn more.

The Preschool was established as an extension of the mission of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Preschool students benefit from the interactive science learning and promotion of an understanding of their world that is part of the Museum mission.

In 2003, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery begun programming aimed at educating young children by offering Kaleidoscope, a program for preschoolers. After seven years of operating Kaleidoscope, and upon the urging of our families with preschoolers, the Museum opened our full-time preschool program in 2010: The Preschool at the Boonshoft Museum.

The Preschool will began its fifth year of formal operations as a state licensed program in the Fall of 2015. Our connection to the Museum and its tradition of enhancing science learning experiences can be seen in the classroom.

The staff is committed to the science of early childhood education. Our highly qualified staff apply their years of knowledge and varied experiences working with young children to present a curriculum fit for our multi-age classroom. The offerings in the classroom include current research and best practices that inform the direction learning takes. Among our inspirations are time-tested student and play- focused approaches such as the Montessori philosophy used in our early years as Kaleidoscope.

We encourage families to visit the Preschool at the Boonshoft to meet with the staff, see the classroom, and experience all that our unique program has to offer.

If you are interested in our Preschool Program, we ask that you submit a request for information by clicking the link below. Parents can see our classroom any weekday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with appointment.

Click here to submit an inquiry form for more information on the Preschool at the Boonshoft Museum

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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!

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