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.
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

Chemistry + Cocktails


Admission is $25 in advance; $45 at the door. Admission includes light bites, one drink voucher, and full access to all the evening's activities. Online registration begins on September 15, 21+--ID required, all sales final.

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.

Come dressed as your favorite mad scientist or in your craziest costume while you enjoy delicious bites from local hot spots and themed drinks. Guests experience the coolest science, get up-close with the Museum's awesome live animal critters, then relax in the Planetarium while watching the best of the worst Rifftrax Shorts, brought to you by the funny guys of Mystery Science Theater.

Light Bites provided by:

Bad Frog Frozen Yogurt
Beef O’Brady’s
Brock Masterson
Dayton Racquet Club
Kohler Catering

 21+; ID Required. Tickets are now available online. All sales final.

 Find us on Facebook for images of previous Chemistry+Cocktails events!

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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%