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

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!



Whether you are an aspiring scientist or want a fun Friday night activity for your family, Science @ Home experiments keep the curiosity going and encourage exploration at home! With just a few household items you can master these safe, simple experiments with your friends and family.
Delicious Density

Most people love chocolate, but what's inside your fun-size snack can be a preference---caramel, peanuts, or just solid chocolate! When picking your piece of candy is a mystery, you can rely on science to help solve the problem.

*Please Note: This Science @ Home experiment requires the supervision and assistance of a grown-up!

Complete this months’s experiment by clicking here; you will find a printer-friendly version of the complete experiment along with directions, safety precautions, and teachable moments.

Click Below for previous Science @ Home Experiments:

Solar Science & S'mores

Colorful Kaleidoscopes

DIY Ice Cream

Flower Chromatography

DIY Slime

Egg In A Bottle

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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%