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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Programs & Events

Daily Events

Daily EventsEach day the staff of the Boonshoft Museum conducts and presents special programs to enhance your visit. Hands-on science experiments, Otter feedings, Planetarium shows, story times and visits with live animals are just a few of the activities you can add to your list of things to do and see.

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Special Events

Speical EventsThe Museum hosts special events each year, like our 4th of July Celebration, Red, White, and Boonshoft. The Education Department plans and organizes large scale activities in support of Biology, Nanotechnology and Chemistry, just to name a few, and the Astronomy Department shares the vast concepts of the Universe during Astronomy Day and special Friday night star gazing events.

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ETGExhibits-to-Go is the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s traveling museum. These hands-on exhibit presentations have been developed to be taken to schools, camps and Senior care facilities throughout the Miami Valley and Cincinnati areas.


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Museum Field Trips

Field TripThe Boonshoft welcomes more than 35,000 school-aged children each year. We offer grade appropriate programs that align to Ohio Academic Content Standards as well as National Science Standards. In addition, our programs change frequently to capitalize on timely learning initiatives, and to best utilize the themes of our featured traveling exhibitions. We make it easy to confirm your class or school, from booking the perfect class, to ordering lunch to planning shopping excursions. 


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Summer Discovery Camps

Summer CampsSpend your summer on an adventure with the experienced staff at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Building, thinking, experimenting and creating are the basis for activity-packed classes designed to nurture creativity, teamwork and kids’ interest in science. Fun is important too, so time is built in for active play and making friends!


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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%