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Daily Programs

Friday, May 24, 2019

10:30am

Preschool Science

Education Program

1:00pm

Tidal Pool - Tidal Pool

Animal Program

1:30pm

Science On a Sphere - Tait Auditorium

Education Program

2:00pm

The Sky Tonight - Caryl D. Philips Space Theater

Planetarium Show

2:15pm

Zookeeper Talks - Discovery Stage

Animal Program

3:00pm

The Phantom of the Universe - Caryl D. Philips Space Theater

Planetarium Show

3:45pm

Otter Talk - Discovery Zoo

Animal Program

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Upcoming Events & Activities

Tuesday Aug. 20 5:00 PM

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Special Summer Hours

NEW for 2019 - The Boonshoft Museum will open for extended hours on Tuesdays this June, July, and August! Take advantage of the long summer days -- and slightly-more-flexible bedtimes --... Learn More

Thursday Aug. 29 6:00 PM

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Educator Open House

Online registration now open!

Calling all educators – tonight is your night! Come see what the Boonshoft Museum, SunWatch, and Fort Ancient have to offer you and your students. Not only are we thrilled... Learn More

Saturday Aug. 31 1:00 PM

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Meet a Sloth in the Rainforest!

Spend time in a virtual rainforest with Patience, as the planetarium is transformed into a sloth habitat. This 30-minute program will highlight the habitat and various conservation concerns about sloths.... Learn More

Sunday Sep. 1 9:00 AM

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Support the Museum! 2019 Tour de Gem: Team Boonshoft

Rides Start/Finish at Riverscape

Hit the road with us on Sunday, September 1 for Tour de Gem: The Dayton Cycling Classic in support of the Boonshoft Museum! This day of early fall cycling fun offers... Learn More

Saturday Sep. 7 7:00 PM

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Boonshoft Bash

The Boonshoft Museum Gala Fundraising Event

Learn more about the Boonshoft Museum's annual black tie-optional gala fundraising event.

Friday Sep. 20 8:00 PM

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Pink Floyd: Special Effects Show

It's a double header in the planetarium! Join our Astronomy Department for a night of spectacular visuals and music, with three shows in the planetarium.  Friday, September 20, 2019 PINK... Learn More

Wednesday Oct. 2 6:00 PM

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Sloth Tai Chi

NEW for 2019!

Class Schedule: June 5 (sold out) | August 7 (sold out) | October 2 | December 4 6:00-7:00 p.m. Get inspired by the balance, strength, pace, and flexibility of everyone’s favorite Discovery Zoo resident:... Learn More

Thursday Oct. 24 6:00 PM

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Behind the Scenes Collections Tours

New for 2019!

Explore the world without ever leaving Dayton, as you go behind the scenes at the Museum! Join us as we head into the vault for guided, themed tours throughout the... Learn More

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