Museum Info

Boonshoft Museum of

2600 DeWeese Parkway
Dayton, OH 45414
(937) 275-7431
Fax (937) 275-5811
TTY (937) 278-6076

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Monday – Saturday
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Closed: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Chistmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter

Please note: The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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

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



Why Pub Science?
Pub Science is presented by the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery to engage lifelong learners in our community. Each month, the Museum will bring engaging speakers to an informal environment in the Dayton area. This is an opportunity to learn about science in a relaxed, fun environment. Pub Science is not a lecture, but instead a conversation with experts hoping to share their research and passion for their work.

What happens at Pub Science?
Pub Science sessions will feature a brief introduction to a topic by an expert in the field, followed by discussion of the topic with those in attendance. Because there is no formal structure, each session will be shaped by the speaker and the audience.

Do I need to have science background to get something from the conversation?
No. Pub Science is designed to be accessible to the average adult with an interest in exploring topics in science and technology.

Who are the speakers at Pub Science?
Speakers will vary by topic, but will be individuals knowledgeable in the theme selected for the month.

What subjects will be discussed at Pub Science?
Topics will be selected by the program coordinator, taking input from you, the participants into account.

When and where is Pub Science held?
Pub Science will be held on the second Tuesday of each month. The location will vary, with a new venue selected each month. Check the schedule below for updates.

Is there a cover charge for Pub Science?
There is no cover charge for the evenings; however, donations will be accepted at the door. In addition, participants can order food and/or drinks from the establishment where the event is held. Don't forget to tip your server!

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Under Construction

  • Kids' Playce is currently under construction. Look for brand new additions to this exhibit starting in the fall through early 2016!

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%