The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is committed to providing a safe environment for all of our guests.
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.*
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:
This list will continue to be updated as new information is released.
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Click on this link to view details for the re-opening of SunWatch Indian Village
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.
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.