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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Volunteer

Externships & Internships

Externships are intensive, unpaid work experiences of a fixed duration.  Students and recent graduates develop essential skills by volunteering in one of the Museum’s fascinating departments.  Choose from Biology, Customer Service, Education, History or Physical Science.  Extern applicants must submit a proposal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least 8 weeks prior to the start date of your anticipated externship.

Internships are work experiences for students that fulfill academic requirements.  Most internships are unpaid; some offer modest stipends.  We have hosted interns in Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Education, History, Nonprofit Development and Physical Science.

For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. one semester before your proposed internship.

 

Current Internship/Externship Opportunities

Animal Care Externships

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is seeking applicants for the Animal Care Externship. Externs work with animal care staff for 10 to 12 weeks and gain experience in the areas of animal care, record keeping, animal enrichment and interpretation of animal exhibits. Learn More or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Live Animal Externship, Fall 2014

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is seeking applicants for the fall session of the Animal Care Externship. Externs work with animal care staff for 10 to 12 weeks and gain experience in the areas of animal care, record keeping, animal enrichment and interpretation of animal exhibits. Learn more about the position here.

 

Dayton Regional STEM School Internships

Local students participate in an immersive three-week work experience supporting our summer camps as counselors (six positions) or administrative aides (two positions).  Interested students must submit a letter of interest by May 15 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Education Department

Each summer, the Education Department offers both full and part time seasonal program instructor positions.  During this 8 – 10 week experience, you can expect to strengthen your skills in communication, leadership, free choice education techniques and STEM applications.

Entry level candidates must be 16 years of age or older and meet one or more of the following criteria:
•    have completed/are currently enrolled in an early childhood education program
•    completed Leaders In Training* program plus 100 volunteer hours at the Boonshoft  Museum
•    be able to document at least  6 months combined experience working with children, customer service, STEM related club and/or theater

Qualified full time candidates must be 18 years of age or older and be enrolled in/have completed college level programs in education and/or a STEM field. These candidates, if selected, will receive additional training and experience in pedagogy, classroom management and lesson planning.  Successful candidates will be energetic, flexible and enthusiastic about teaching.  All candidates must be able to pass a background check for child safety.

*Leaders in Training is a two-week job training program that includes classroom instruction, hands-on learning and volunteer experience. 

For more information about Education Department internship opportunities, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Anthropology Internship

College students from across the United States, and even from foreign countries, compete each summer for inclusion in a master’s level, eight-week summer internship hosted by the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park. A handful of budding archaeologists are selected by the Boonshoft Museum to spend six weeks excavating a North Dayton Fort Ancient period site contemporaneous with SunWatch and two weeks working on the reconstruction of the 800-year-old Village.

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

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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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