2600 DeWeese Parkway
Dayton, OH 45414
Fax (937) 275-5811
TTY (937) 278-6076
Directions & Map
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
Effective January 2, 2013, general admission will include unlimited Space Theater shows, based on available seating.
Children (3-16) $9.00
Seniors (60+) $10.00
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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What is The Dome?
Experience the latest in digital Planetarium technology in the Caryl D. Philips Space Theater! The Dome offers three types of shows each day, including traditional planetarium shows, full-dome specialty films, and IMAX-style 3D films.
Planetarium Shows: Live, interactive shows presented by the Boonshoft Museum's Astronomy Department take visitors on a tour through the night sky, featuring stunningly bright stars and images of the planets and moons of our Solar System, offering a glimpse of what lies "out there."
Full-Dome Films: These family-friendly educational films bring the Planetarium to full-color life with images of Earth, space, and even the distant past! Be transported to the darkest reaches of space or discover the wonders of the ancient world in The Dome.
3D: The next generation of 3D, this state-of-the-art system utilizes LCD shutter lens technology that brings images close enough to - almost! - touch. The Dome incorporates “Active Stereo” technology, requiring high-end 3D glasses with LCD shutters that blank one eye at a time, with refresh rates up to 120 Hz. Note that glasses will be collected at the end of each show to be sanitized for future visitors. 3D shows are recommended for children six and older.