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 (3-16) $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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Special Events

Evening of Astronomy: Telescope Pointers

Friday, November 21, 7:00 p.m.

Join the Boonshoft Museum and the Miami Valley Astronomical Society for an opportunity to examine a variety of telescopes, ask questions, and gain a better understanding of what qualities to look for when considering a telescope purchase.

Admission to this educational program and night sky observing (located in the Apollo Observatory, weather permitting) is FREE.

Learn More about Evening of Astronomy programs. 

Physics Days

Saturday, November 22, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Sunday, November 23, noon - 2:00 p.m.

Discover more about how the universe works!  Join us for a day celebrating the wide-ranging science that tries to answer the fundamental questions about how matter and energy interact.

 

Included with regular admission; located in the Education Lobby.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FIRST LEGO® League Regional Robotics Competition

FIRST LEGO® League Regional Robotics Competition

Saturday, December 13, noon – 3:00 p.m.
At the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield

See LEGO robots of all shapes that have been transformed into imaginative designs, and watch the teams of builders compete for a chance to advance to the state-wide competition.

 

 

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Science of Wine and Beer Too

Saturday, January 24, 7:30 - 11:00 p.m.

The Boonshoft Museum is putting a new spin on Science of Wine by adding something NEW for beer enthusiasts. Join us for an evening of grown-up science fun as we transform our Main Exhibit Hall into a Beer Garden and Vintage Vineyard that boasts craft brew and fine wine. Guests will also enjoy delicious food and wine pairings, live music, and more! Our VIP guests will enjoy early admittance with a private selection of wine & craft beer, passed hors d'oeuvres, exclusive experiments and more.

Tickets are now available online.

Click here to make your reservations.

$75/guest regular admission and $125/guest VIP admission.

 

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Past Events

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Pub Science

About Pub Science

Pub Science provides a unique opportunity for adults to explore the newest thinking and scientific research in a casual atmosphere. No prior knowledge of the subjects is required, and there are no silly questions. Just bring yourself, your friends and your curiosity! It is currently held at Blind Bob’s, located in Dayton’s Oregon District. Admission to Pub Science is free; donations accepted at the door.

 

Pub Science

2014 Boonshoft Bash: BIOMES

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Saturday, September 6
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.



See the Museum in a whole new light as you experience an evening of fun and excitement at the 2014 Boonshoft Bash!  Enjoy a reception with hors d'oeuvres and signature drinks at the open bar before heading to the corners of the Earth – or at least the Museum! – as you dine in one of four biome-themed venues.  With environments ranging from the icy polar desert and the diversity of the rainforest to the rolling terrains that make up grasslands and the depths of Earth’s oceans, guests will be served a full course of learning and entertainment.

 

Online registration for the Boonshoft Bash is now closed. Seating may still be available, but is extremely limited. Please contact Sam Curtis at 937.275.7431 x 146 for more information.

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2014 Boonshoft Raffle

Support the Museum and get a chance to win one of three extravagant vacations to desirable destinations across the globe! Pack your bags and plan for an adventure through the green hills and castles of Ireland, the exotic paradise of Costa Rica, or the cultural hot spots of New Orleans.

Tickets are $100 and are now available online; need not be present to win. Only 500 tickets will be sold. For a complete list of Raffle rules, please click the link below.

 

 

BOONSHOFT RAFFLE RULES

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Name That Sloth!

The Votes Are In--Patience Wins!

A big thank you to everyone who helped name the newest (and perhaps slowest) member of the Discovery Zoo crew. The votes are in---and this adorable mammal is officially named Patience! Patience, a two-toed sloth, is now on exhibit in the Boonshoft Museum's Discovery Zoo; be sure to stop by and say "hello"—she loves to see people's smiling faces!

 

 

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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%