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Super Science Saturday

Posted 3/19/2016

As if Super Science Saturday couldn't get any better, we found a little boy who shares the SAME birthday as Splasher and Diver, our River Otters. They are both turning 6 today! Our new human friend even brought our otters... Learn More

Nap Time in the Discovery Zoo

Posted 3/4/2016

Fynn, one of our adorable Bat Eared Foxes, is snuggling in for an afternoon nap!

Scheduling Alert: Saturday, February 27

Posted 2/25/2016

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27 in preparation for the Museum's winter fundraising event, Eureka! Sip, Savor, Science.

Boonshoft Museum Receives Signature Grant!

Posted 2/9/2016

We are thrilled to be one of the seven organizations that received a DP&L Signature Grant yesterday. With help from companies like Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) the Boonshoft Museum is can work year-round... Learn More

Rosie Has Spoken

Posted 2/2/2016

Today at 10:00 a.m. a sleepy Rosie woke up to declare that there would be six more weeks of winter. Our resident groundhog stayed for a quick snack and then scampered off into her enclosure to finish her long winter'... Learn More

More Winter or an Early Spring? YOU Vote!

Posted 1/30/2016

On Tuesday, February 2nd at 10:00 a.m. Rosie, Dayton's favorite groundhog and meteorologist will predict the future of Dayton's weather. Before the big reveal, we want to know what YOU think! Are we in form more snow or... Learn More


Posted 1/28/2016

We would like to take a moment to thank you—that’s right--YOU! Thanks to your generous donations during December’s ‪#‎MembershipMatters‬campaign we were able to gift 105 Family Memberships to University of Dayton... Learn More

DIY Science: Cookie Chemistry

Posted 1/28/2016

Boonshoft Blog: You can’t think of the holidays without thinking of cookies! From gingerbread houses to sweet sugar cookies, everyone has a favorite—including a certain someone who is responsible for magically bringing presents to kiddos across... Learn More

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    Contemplating a membership to the Dayton Society of Natural History with unlimited year-round access to the Boonsho…