Museum Info

Boonshoft Museum of
Discovery

2600 DeWeese Parkway
Dayton, OH 45414
(937) 275-7431
Fax (937) 275-5811
TTY (937) 278-6076

Directions & Map

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 (3-16) $10.00
Seniors (60+) $11.00
Adults $13.00
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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  • Exhibits

    The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's Featured Exhibits are designed to creatively balance fun and knowledge by engaging visitors in interactive elements to explain innovative and important subject matter in an understandable style to visitors of all ages.

    The Museum's Featured Exhibits are carefully selected 3-4 years in advance by the Society's Exhibits Committees. The committee tries to ensure that Featured Exhibits are selected from a broad range of educational and scientific disciplines, and include interesting topics for our diverse memberships, as well as assuring relevancy to societal trends and educational needs.

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    • Current Exhibits

      The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's Featured Exhibits are designed to mix engaging educational experiences with entertaining interactions. Visitors of all ages enjoy innovative subject matter that is easy to grasp, fun to explore, and allows visitors to discover their inner scientist, archaeologist, zoologist, and more!

      The Museum's Featured Exhibits are carefully selected by the Dayton Society of Natural History's Exhibit Committee; ensuring the selected exhibitions come from a wide range of educational and scientific disciplines, in addition to staying relevant in light of societal trends and educational needs.

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    • Future Exhibits

      Upcoming Traveling Exhibits

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    • Permanent Exhibits

      The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is a children’s museum, science/technology center, and accredited zoo and also houses a Planetarium and an observatory. Visitors of all ages can explore, play and be inspired by permanent exhibits which include the Bernouilli Blower, Explorers Crossing, the Water Table, the Color Wall, a pioneer cabin, and over 60 animals native to Ohio.

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    • Exhibits To Go
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    • Exhibits

      The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's Featured Exhibits are designed to creatively balance fun and knowledge by engaging visitors in interactive elements to explain innovative and important subject matter in an understandable style to visitors of all ages.

      The Museum's Featured Exhibits are carefully selected 3-4 years in advance by the Society's Exhibits Committees. The committee tries to ensure that Featured Exhibits are selected from a broad range of educational and scientific disciplines, and include interesting topics for our diverse memberships, as well as assuring relevancy to societal trends and educational needs.

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  • Membership
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  • About Us
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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%