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The Boonshoft Museum will be renovating some of your favorite spaces throughout 2017!

To help plan your visits, please be aware of the following schedule*

July 31-September 30, 2017
The Discovery Zoo Veterinary Hospital will be under construction, and this area will be CLOSED. The Discovery Zoo will remain open, but the main entrance will not be accessible.

September 25-October 21, 2017
The Caryl D. Philips Space Theater (planetarium) will be CLOSED for renovations, including roof repair, flooring work, and new seating. This does mean that there will be NO PLANETARIUM SHOWS during this time.

September 2017
We are working hard to make the building look good, too! Several outdoor building projects will take place from mid-September through October:

  • September 11-October 23, 2017 - Roof repair and maintenance will take place. Project will NOT affect access, but the noise level may be loud enough to disturb visitors who are sensitive to loud noises during the first week of the process.
  • September 25-October 6 (estimated end date) - Outdoor stairs will be replaced, one side at a time. Access to the stairs will be maintained throughout.
  • Start Date TBD - Parking Lot will receive new asphalt, and repairs will be made to the red brick at the entrance to the Museum. The loop drive that leads to the Museum entrance will be CLOSED for 1-2 days of the process.
  • Start Date TBD - Exterior stucco will take place across the front of the building; access to the building will be maintained throughout, but some work zones may be restricted.

*Note: As with any building project, plans can change -- so check back often for updates!

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