Monday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Special Exhibition Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00* p.m.
Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
*Extended summer hours on Tuesdays (beginning June 4, 2019) will include specially-themed summer science series programs! Check the calendar for specific themes and program information.
Children (3-17) $11.50
Seniors (60+) $12.50
Children (under 3) Free
DSNH Members are FREE
Remember! Members must present ID with their membership card during every visit.
Interested in becoming a member? Visitors have up to 14 days to apply their regular admission toward an annual membership! Must submit the original receipt and purchase the membership in person; some restrictions apply. Does not apply to group admission. See our Guest Services staff for more details during your visit.
The Boonshoft Museum participates in reciprocal admission programs through the AZA, ASTC, and ACM. Learn more about reciprocity.
Current valid discounts on regular admission include:
Looking for information about our free days? Learn more about Super Science Saturdays.
Each summer, active duty military will enjoy BOGO (Buy One, Get One) admission for up to six people (3 people of equal or lesser value admitted free). To qualify you must have an active military ID. Please read our frequently asked questions below for further details.
Salute to the Military BOGO admission applies from May 28-September 3, 2018.
Who is eligible for Buy One, Get One museum admission through Salute to Our Military program?
The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), National Guard and Reserve members and up to five family members. Program requires same IDs as Blue Star Museums.
How many military personnel and/or family members can participate in this program per visit?
The military ID holder plus up to five family members may participate. Free admission will be the admission of equal or lesser value.
How do you define a family member?
A family member of active duty military may include a spouse or child, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.
What if my spouse is deployed? Can my family and I still participate?
Yes, spouses of deployed military are eligible for the Salute to Our Military program. Just bring your DD Form 1173 ID Card, or DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, for active duty military family members.
What if my child is under the age of 10 and doesn't yet have a military ID?
Children under the age of 10 without military ID are welcome to attend with their parents who either hold a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID Card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID Card.
Does the Blue Star Museums program include admission for veterans and retirees? For unmarried partners? For parents with a child currently serving on active duty, or for those who have lost a child on active duty?
Admission for these individuals is not included in the scope of this program, unless they are the bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID Card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card.