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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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Member's Only Sneak Peek

The Main Exhibit Hall

Special Events

Friday, May 30, 2014, 04:30pm - 06:00pm

oin us for a Members Only celebration of all things that sparkle, twinkle, shimmer, and glow! Dayton Society of Natural History Members get an exclusive sneak peak for the Boonshoft Museum's newest special exhibition, Glow: Living Lights before it opens to the public. Guests learn just how beautiful bioluminescence can be, as they shed a little light on the illuminative biology behind some of the coolest creatures on Earth! From the spark on firefly communication, to the haunting glow from dangerous deep sea creatures, this 4,000 sq. ft. exhibition has dozens of interactives for people of all ages to enjoy.

Guests can also participate in hands-on experiments with the Museum's Education Department, explore the Museum after-hours, and get a special themed take-away.

This event is FREE for current Museum Members for those named on their DSNH Membership. Must bring Membership Card and valid ID upon registration. If you have recently purchased a Museum Membership and will not receive your cards before May 30 please call (937) 275-7431 x 163 to register.


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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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