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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.
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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Special Events

2015 Boonshoft Raffle









 2015 Boonshoft Raffle 

Give your bank account a bump with this year's Boonshoft Raffle! With a CASH prize of at least $10,000 (with just 300 tickets sold), the Boonshoft Museum wants to help you fund what matters to YOU!

The best news? Based on the number of tickets sold, the pot could grow to a maximum of $20,000 (with 500 tickets sold)--so be sure to get your ticket before they are gone! The more tickets sold, the more cash YOU have a chance at winning!

$100/ticket; all sales final. All proceeds support the Boonshoft Museum's stellar educational programming.

  Online Boonshoft Bash Raffle sales are now closed. Guests may purchase additional raffle tickets at the Boonshoft Bash



Boonshoft Bash Annual Raffle

By participating, you agree that:
• These Contest Rules may not be waived, modified, or supplemented except in writing by the Dayton Society of Natural History/Boonshoft Museum of Discovery ("Boonshoft Museum"). No modification of these official contest rules shall be enforceable unless made in writing by the Boonshoft Museum.
• The Boonshoft Raffle is a limited-ticket (500 tickets/$100 each) raffle held at the Boonshoft Bash at 11:00 p.m. on September 12, 2015. Each ticket will be entered separately in the drawing. Each ticket has a separate and equal chance of winning. There is no requirement that all 500 tickets be sold to conduct the raffle.
• The raffle drawing will be audited.
• The winner will be announced at the Boonshoft Bash, in addition to being posted on the event's website and Facebook. Ticket holders need not be present to win. Unclaimed raffle prizes at the Boonshoft Bash will be notified at the contact information provided on the raffle ticket to arrange a mutually agreed-upon delivery of the prize.
• Participants must be at least 18 years old and residents of the state of Ohio. Prize winners must produce photo identification including proof of Ohio residency and age, as well as a valid taxpayer identification number when picking up the raffle prize.
• A Boonshoft Raffle winner has 60 days from date of the raffle drawing to take delivery of their prize, or forfeits all rights and claims thereto.
• Tickets may be purchased:
- In person at the BMD by credit card.
- By telephone, internet or by credit card.
- Through the Boonshoft Museum's Associate Board Members and authorized Boonshoft Museum employees by cash or check.
- At the Museum's Guest Service Desk during regular museum hours.
- Checks should be made payable to the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Credit cards accepted are Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.
• Due to postal regulations, raffle ticket stubs cannot be returned by mail for purchases made via the mail, telephone, or online. When an order is placed via invitation response, from an Associate Board member, over the phone or through the museum's web site, an authorized representative from the Boonshoft Museum will complete the ticket by filling in the name, address and phone number provided and will ensure the raffle ticket is entered.
• The cost of raffle tickets purchased is not tax deductible. Prizes may be taxable to the winner. Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes. Please consult your tax advisor. Prizes are subject to tax withholdings as required by appropriate law.
• The Boonshoft Museum has no liability with regard to the winners' use of the prize. By accepting the prize, winners agree to hold the Boonshoft Museum harmless from any injury incurred from the use of the prize.
• Winner agrees to the use of his/her name, address, photograph or videotape likeness and statements for publicity purposes by the Boonshoft Museum without any further compensation.
• The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery reserves the right to cancel this contest at any time, in which event its liability is limited to refund of ticket prices to participants.
• Ticket sales to Dayton Society of Natural History board members, committee members, volunteers, and family of Boonshoft Museum employees are permitted.
• Any person who engages in conduct designed to corrupt the outcome of a charitable gaming activity with the purpose to defraud, or knowing that he is facilitating a fraud, is subject to criminal prosecution under all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
• All proceeds benefit the Dayton Society of Natural History/Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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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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