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

Homeschool Programs

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

Homeschool Workshops 2015

On the first Tuesday or Thursday in March, May, and October, children ages 3-15 are invited to participate in this series of engaging, age-appropriate science workshops designed just for homeschool students. These workshops explore physics, biology, and chemistry and run from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Please call 937.275.7431 x 116 to register

Physics: March 3 or 5
Explore the scientific method and learn the exciting physics and math of bubbles.

Ages 3 – 5: Fizz, Pop, Wow
Ages 6 – 9: Bubbleology
Ages 10 – 15: Liquid Geometry

Biology: May 5 or May 7
Get your hands wet as you explore the world of aquatic biology at the Museum's pond.

Ages 3 – 5: Gone Crayfishin'
Ages 6 – 9: Pond Study I
Ages 10 – 15: Pond Study II

Chemistry: October 6 – 8
Colorful concoctions and extreme temperatures will end the series with a bang!

Ages 3 – 5: Gone Crayfishin'
Ages 6 – 9: Pond Study I
Ages 10 – 15: Pond Study II

Fees, Admission to the Museum, and Forms

Per Session: $10/student/session for non-members, $8/student/session for members.

Per Year: $25/student/year for non-members, $20/student/year for members.

If you are not currently a Dayton Society of Natural History Member, you can learn more about becoming one here.

A sibling discount of $1 can be applied per child.

Admission to the Museum: Each program fee includes admission for the child attending the program and one adult chaperone. Additional Museum tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate though the Education Administration Desk upon check in.

Forms: For the safety of your child, all participants will be required to complete an emergency contact and medical form for each student. For more information, or to register over the phone call (937) 275 – 7431 x 116.

Please arrive in the Education Center 15 minutes prior to class for check-in and to complete emergency forms.

Attention Homeschool Groups!

Are you part of a homeschool consortium or other large homeschool group? Groups of 10 or more homeschool children can select from any of our educational program offerings at our group rates. All children in the group must be in the same grade. For fees and registration information, call 937-275-7431 ext. 116 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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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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Recycling Center - 16.6%
The Courthouse - 8.5%