Museum Info

Boonshoft Museum of
Discovery

2600 DeWeese Parkway
Dayton, OH 45414
(937) 275-7431
Fax (937) 275-5811
TTY (937) 278-6076

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Hours

Monday – Saturday
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday
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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Community Events

Free Nights, 2016

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In 2016, the Boonshoft Museum has a goal to reach a larger portion of the community with science-focused programming and fun for the entire family. Super Science Saturday programming will take the place of Free Nights at the Museum. 

The dates for Super Science Saturday are:

  • Saturday, March 19 
  • Saturday, May 21
  • Saturday, August 20
  • Saturday, Novembner 19 - The Dayton Regional Science Festival

 

Admission is FREE from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and includes access to our Special Exhibitions, Space Theater Shows (limited seating available), and public programming. 

No parties or groups larger than 10 may convene in the Food Chain or the Bieser Education Center classroom.  Tables cannot be reserved or moved, and absolutely no decorations are permitted. Personal food/snacks are permitted in the Food Chain; families attending the event with groups may not bring in shared meals food.

Additionally, due to high levels of attendance at free events, the Boonshoft Museum cannot accommodate meet-up space of any kind on Super Science Saturday. Please note that this includes group meet-ups in the Main Lobby, Bieser Education Center, and the Food Chain. All families must maintain a 6:1, child to adult ratio, and each child must be the express responsibility of at least one accompanying adult in attendance. Please note, this is not a group event, if you have a group of more than 10 or are interested in sponsoring a family night, contact 937.275.7431, ext. 113 to arrange for a private building rental. If your family group is more than 10, please call 937.275.7431 at least one week prior to the Super Science Saturday you plan on attending so the Museum can be sure your accommodations can be met. 

 

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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%