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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.

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and its sister sites, Fort Ancient and 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.

       Click here to make a safe, secure donation online today!

Just in time for the Holidays... Consider making a special donation to support the #MembershipMatters Campaign!

How it works...
For every $100 donated through December 31, 2016, we will provide a DSNH Membership to a local family in need. Every donation received will be combined with other donations, so you can be assured that your donation will provide children with life-changing extracurricular science and history activities that can make a huge difference in their academic careers.

Click here to support the #MembershipMatters campaign.

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.

If you are an individual, business, or organization that would like to learn more about sponsoring the Boonshoft Museum, click here.

To make an in-kind donation, please email

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