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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CFC #36476

Space Theater

Space Theater Shows

Pricing

Regular Museum admission now includes unlimited Space Theater shows (based on available seating).

For all visitors using free Museum passes OR reciprocal AZA, ACM and ASTC admission, a full-day Space Theater pass is available for $4.00.

Dome-only admission is $3.50 for Planetarium shows and $6.00 for full dome or 3D shows (does not include access to the full Museum).

Show Descriptions

SpaceJunk 3D
What goes up doesn't always come down. Experience mind-boggling collisions, both natural and man-made in a visually explosive journey as we are guided through challenges we face while forging a new age of space discovery. 40 minutes Ages 6+

SpacePark360 (Fulldome)
Take a wild ride through the Solar System! By simulating roller coasters and more, experience the Solar System at new heights.
32 minutes. All Ages

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (Fulldome)
Join Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the Moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth.
20 minutes. Ages 2+

Two Small Pieces of Glass (Fulldome)
Two students interact with an astronomer at a local star party. Along the way the students learn how telescopes work, the history of telescopes, and major discoveries made with these instruments. 30 minutes. Ages 8+

The Sky Tonight (Planetarium)
A live show answers the question “If I go outside tonight, what will I see if the sky is clear?” Planets, the Moon, bright stars, major constellations, wonderful special effects, and current astronomical events are all featured. 30 minutes. Ages 4+


Learn more about The Dome and watch trailers for the shows.

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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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