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.
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Special Events

Red White & Boonshoft

rwb15 rotSaturday, July 4, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kick off your Fourth of July weekend with a day of all things family, fun, and science! Join us for an indoor-outdoor celebration as you discover the explosive science of rockets, enjoy Dayton's best indoor fireworks in the Planetarium, come face-to-face with some of the Museum's most adorable live animals, treat yourself to liquid nitrogen ice cream, and dig into specialties from local food vendors.

All activities included with regular admission; FREE for members. Food will be available for purchase. No pets or coolers, please.





Activities Include:

  • Face Painting & Temporary Tattoos
  • Photo Ops with Rexie the T-Rex & Uncle Sam
  • Membership Games & Give Aways
  • Indoor Fireworks in the Museum's Planetarium
  • Explosive Outdoor Science Shows
  • Sensory Activities for Young Explorers
  • Ben Franklin's DO Lab
  • Outdoor Rockets
  • Outdoor Live Animal Shows
  • Featured, Themed Pieces from the Museum's Collections



Food will be available for purchase from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Vendors include: Brock Masterson, Craig's Pesto Hot Dogs, Bad Frog Frozen Yogurt. As some vendors only accept cash, for one day only, guests may conduct ATM transactions through the Museum's front desk. Debit cards only. Limit $80.00 withdrawal, with a $3.00 fee per transaction.

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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%