The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery serves more than 200,000 guests, students, and teachers each year. From providing unparalleled STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) public programming to visiting local classrooms with one-of-a-kind Museum technology, our mission is to provide our community with the highest quality, interactive, science-based educational opportunities that enrich the lives of children and adults.
2020 was a year like no other, but that didn't stop us from developing new programs, planning for the future, and supporting our community. Check out all the good that came out of 2020 and see our big plans for the future in this year's Annual Report.
The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and its sister site, SunWatch, could not fulfill their mission without generous support from the community and generous donors, just like you.
Every dollar we receive helps to engage and inspire families in your community. We are good stewards of your gift, and we make every effort to maximize your investment in our organization.
Learn more and make a safe, secure online donation today.
Support the animal ambassadors in our Discovery Zoo through the Adopt-an-Animal program.
LIMITED TIME OPPORTUNITY! Make your mark on astronomy education through the Take Your Seat! program.
Looking for sponsorship or other support opportunities? Learn more about year-round opportunities to sponsor events and programs at the Boonshoft Museum.
Want to support the Museum in other ways? Consider designating us as your beneficiary through your Kroger Card, GFS card, or even when shopping Amazon Smile (just look for Dayton Society of Natural History)! You can also donate items directly to the Discovery Zoo and our Education Department via Amazon Wish lists. View the lists for the Education Department and the Discovery Zoo.