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

General Admission

Children (3-16) $10.00
Seniors (60+) $11.00
Adults $13.00
Children under 3 and members are FREE.
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Special Events

2014 Boonshoft Bash: BIOMES

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The Boonshoft Bash! 
Saturday, September 6, 2014
7:00 p.m. - Midnight

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 snow- and ice-covered 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.

The evening will also feature an assortment of opportunities to win prizes.  Whether you are looking to add some sparkle in your life with jewelry from Stafford Jewelers, take a chance on the outcome of the weekend’s big game, or put in your bid for experiences like a behind-the-scenes tour of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, this evening will be full of experiences that you won’t find anywhere else.

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.

And don’t forget the annual Boonshoft Raffle – with a twist for 2014!
The evening will conclude with the drawing for the 2014 Boonshoft Raffle.  New for 2014, THREE lucky raffle winners will leave the Museum making plans for an amazing vacation. Top prizes include a trip to shores of Ireland, a trek to the rainforests of Costa Rica, or a tour through laid-back New Orleans! Tickets can be purchased online; need not be present to win.

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