Boonshoft Museum of
Red Planet Day
Saturday, November 28
2:00 p.m.; in the Caryl D. Philips Space Theater
Enjoy a special the Sky Tonight themed after one of our favorite red planets, Mars! Red Planet Day celebrates the launch of the Mariner 4 spacecraft to Mars on November 28, 1964. Included with regular admission.
Evening of Astronomy: Exoplanets: A Year In Review
Friday, December 18, 7:00 p.m.
Following a brief summary of the main methods scientists use to detect exoplanets, we will examine a few of the interesting exoplanet discoveries of 2015.
Admission to this educational program and night sky observing (located in the Apollo Observatory, weather permitting) is FREE.
A Live Animal Birthday Celebration!
Happy Birthday Rajeev
Our favorite 16 ft. Burmese phython, Rajeev, is turning an impressive 26 years old---that's older than some of the employees at the Museum! Visit Rajeev and some of his scaly friends during a day of live animal programming. You may even catch a glimpse of him enjoying a delicious rat "cake". Happy birthday Rajeev!
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.
2015 Boonshoft Raffle
Give your bank account a bump with this year's Boonshoft Raffle! With a CASH prize of at least $10,000 (with just 300 tickets sold), the Boonshoft Museum wants to help you fund what matters to YOU!
The best news? Based on the number of tickets sold, the pot could grow to a maximum of $20,000 (with 500 tickets sold)--so be sure to get your ticket before they're all gone! The more tickets sold, the more cash YOU have a chance at winning!
$100/ticket; all sales final. All proceeds support the Boonshoft Museum's stellar educational programming.
2015 Boonshoft Bash: A Big Bang Night in the Milky Way
At the Boonshoft Museum
Friday, July 17
Red White & Boonshoft
Saturday, July 4, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
All activities included with regular admission; FREE for members. Food will be available for purchase. No pets or coolers, please.
Earth Day Celebration!
EPA Earth Day Celebration
Image Credit: NASA
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!