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.
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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Sonoran Desert

Sonoran DesertThere are many creatures that thrive in the Sonoran Desert. Long–nosed bats feed on cactus, Gila woodpeckers feed on the insects found in the cactus, snakes feed on small lizards and insects and roadrunners feed on snakes. The desert is home to thousands of species of animals that have adapted to live in this dry environment.

Come to the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and visit a desert right here in Ohio. Pretend to be a tortoise in our giant tortoise shell, listen to desert sounds while learning about the desert ecosystem, and be sure to visit our desert tortoises, Paco and Sagundo, in the Sonoran Desert.

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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%