Plan a Visit

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is committed to providing a safe environment for all of our guests.

Hours beginning JUNE 16, 2020

Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
     *We would like to encourage our guests to allow our higher risk visitors to reserve the 9-10am time slots.*

Re-Opening Procedures - Please read

Beginning June 16, 2020 the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will be opening in a limited capacity for MEMBERS ONLY. Stay tuned for our public re-open date!

Group* entrance into the museum will be timed every 10 minutes so that we can operate in a limited capacity as advised by the Ohio Health Department.
     *Maximum of 10 people per group.

It is not required, but if you wish to reserve a time slot please call 937.275.7431 

The fine print:

  • Memberships will automatically be extended for 3 months, the amount of time we have been closed.
  • Visitors are not required to wear a mask, but are highly encouraged to wear one.
    • Staff is still required to wear masks.
  • Vending machines, water fountains, the Food Chain and most interactive and high touch areas will be CLOSED.
    • Water will be available for purchase.
    • Desposible cups will also be made available.
  • Other areas that will be closed include:
    • The Hall of the Universe, Tree House, Main Exhibit Hall, Bieser and the Climbing Tower.
    • CLICK HERE for a downloadable PDF of our updated map.
  • Routine cleaning will happen on a timed schedule throughout the day.
  • Planetarium shows will resume - a full schedule will be posted ASAP.
  • The zoo will be open and the animals are ready to welcome everyone back!
  • More collection items will be out and on display!
  • Staff will be available throughout the building to answer questions, guide guests and disinfect any touchpoints. 
  • Please call 937.275.7431 if you have any additional questions.

This list will continue to be updated as new information is released.
CLICK HERE for an updated map of the museum! 

Click on this link to view details for the re-opening of SunWatch Indian Village

Adults $14.50
Seniors (60+) $12.50
Children (3-17) $11.50
Children (under 3) Free
Members are FREE!

2600 DeWeese Pkwy
Dayton, OH 45414

Phone: (937) 275-7431
Fax (937) 275-5811

Holiday Schedule: The Boonshoft Museum is closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

We have FREE PARKING on the premises. 

Exhibit Updates are happening throughout the year at the Boonshoft Museum! Be sure to check out the exhibit construction and updates page to see if any areas of the Museum will be under construction during your next visit.

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is committed to making learning and family fun accessible for all visitors. Learn more.

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