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Evening of Astronomy: Total Lunar Eclipse on October 8
Friday, September 19, 7:00 p.m.
Join the Astronomy Department to learn about both lunar and solar eclipses in preparation for the total lunar eclipse on October 8 and the partial solar eclipse on October 23. Weather permitting.
Admission to this educational program and night sky observing (located in the Apollo Observatory, weather permitting) is FREE.
Image Source: NASA
Members Only Fall Family Evening & Sneak Preview
Friday, October 10, 2014
Not a Member? Sign up today for your Dayton Society of Natural History Membership!
Please note: You may only register for this event if you are current member of the Dayton Society of Natural History. Please register only those who are are listed as members on your Membership card. Members must bring their membership card and valid ID to present upon arrival.
Chemistry + Cocktails
Friday, October 24, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Join the Boonshoft Museum as we celebrate the Dayton Regional Science Festival with an extraordinary evening of all things SuperNATURAL. From unexpected teams of local bartenders and scientists who use natural science to create crazy concoctions to frighteningly exciting, explosive science demonstrations, the duality of this themed evening is a perfect occasion to get hands-on with adult STEM activities while kicking-off the spooky season.
21+; ID Required. Tickets are now available online. All sales final.
Find us on Facebook for images of previous Chemistry+Cocktails events!
Saturday, October 25, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Sunday, October 26, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Included with regular admission; located in the Education Lobby.
Bat Conservation & Awareness Day
Saturday, October 25
Get up close with some of the most misunderstood nocturnal creatures local to Ohio—bats! Our batty friends play a huge role in our lives, from pollinating plants to eating up bothersome agricultural pests, and what better way to celebrate their importance then with a day of fun, family friendly activities. Guests can participate in Stellaluna story time, creative bat crafts, activities, and photo ops. Learn more about the biology and anatomy of our flying friends and then meet some of the Museum's favorite Discovery Zoo residents, the Egyptian Fruit Bats, during Bat Chats. Programming runs throughout the day, included with regular admission.
Voyage on the Parkway
Sunday, October 26, noon – 4:00 p.m.
Partners Include: PNC, Ready Set Soar, Project Read, Dayton Metro Library, Think TV, 4C for Children, Miami Valley Astronomical Society, Victoria Theater, Boonshoft Museum, Dayton Area Youth Collaborative, and more.
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.
2014 Boonshoft Bash: BIOMES
At the Boonshoft Museum Saturday
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.
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.
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!