PLANNING ALERT: Please note that the Boonshoft Museum will be CLOSED on Monday, August 25 and Saturday, September 6.
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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.
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 142 for more information.
Pub Science: Beyond the Birds and Bees
Tuesday, September 9, 6:30 p.m.
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.
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Members Only Fall Family Evening & Sneek 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. Online registration opens September 15. All sales final.
Find us on Facebook for images of previous Chemistry+Cocktails events!
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.
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!
An Evening of Astronomy: Saturn in its Spectacular Glory
Friday, September 16, 6:30 p.m., 2013
The Cassini spacecraft has orbited Saturn for over eight years, supplying us with gorgeous images and a better understanding of the planet, its rings, and unusual details of some of its sixty odd moons. 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.
FIRST LEGO® League Regional Robotics Competition
Saturday, December 10, noon-3:00 p.m., 2013
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.
Sponsored by: Teradata