Boonshoft Bash


Saturday, September 12, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

For 2020, we are going BASH to Basics! Throughout the last year, the Dayton Society of Natural History has had the opportunity to examine our organization and the roots of our mission that started all the way back in 1893.  Providing educational and meaningful experiences to children and families can be challenging, but discovering the things that inspire and motivate curious minds is worth all the effort.

BASH to Basics is an exploration of how we inform and inspire, through B-Biology, A-Astronomy, S-STEM, and H-History. You'll learn about wildlife and animals through our team in the Discovery Zoo, examine galaxies and stars with the Astronomy team, discover the science around us with our STEM Education team, and learn more about our beginnings and history in Dayton.

This year, BASH will also include a virtual Art Auction featuring pieces created by members and teams within the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and SunWatch, as well as other unique works of art donated by local artists. Bid on casts of items from our collection, a dinner with our CEO, custom paintings, and other one-of-a-kind items.

All of this will be complimented by a gift bag containing a catered charcuterie plate from Brock Masterson’s and other surprises to enhance the BASH to Basics experience!

Reservations: $125 per connection. 

2020 Virtual Art Auction - opens September 5th

More information coming soon!

Become a Sponsor! 
To find out more about sponsorships and how you can get involved - contact

Media Sponser:
Dayton 24/7 Now news (ABC22 & FOX45)

Diamond Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors: 

Silver Sponsors:
Enterprise Roofing
GE Aviation
Thompson Hine

Table Sponsors:
Segue Technologies

In-Kind Support:

Catered By:
Brock Masterson's

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