Museum Info

Boonshoft Museum of
Discovery

2600 DeWeese Parkway
Dayton, OH 45414
(937) 275-7431
Fax (937) 275-5811
TTY (937) 278-6076

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Hours

Monday – Saturday
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Closed: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Chistmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter

General Admission

Children (3-16) $10.00
Seniors (60+) $11.00
Adults $13.00
Children under 3 and members are FREE.
Help us create a fun, safe environment for all our visitors! Children under 16 should always be accompanied by an adult in the Museum.
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Astronomy

Discover the Stars,
Or Something closer

Visit the Miami Valley region's only public Planetarium in the Caryl D. Philips Space Theater.

Take a trip to the stars or a stroll through the cosmos with daily live Astronomy, Full Dome Shows, and 3D Films.

Science on a Sphere

Discover the World,
Or Something Bigger

Visit Science On a Sphere, a permanent exhibition that offers awe-inspiring images of Earth and Space on a 68-inch diameter "floating" globe.

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Discover the Wild,
Or Let It Discover You

Take a walk in the wild side in the Discovery Zoo.  See Madison the Bobcat, meet the Meerkats, and encounter our three new young River Otters. 

Sun Room

Discover the Secrets of
Our Sun

Travel to the heart of our Solar System and learn more about the star that powers all life on Earth.

Boonshoft Museum or Discovery

Explore, Dream and Learn!

The Miami Valley's premier family learning destination.
As the region's hands-on Children's Museum, Science-Technology Center, Natural History Museum, Planetarium Observatory and Live Animal Zoo, people of all ages can explore, dream and learn!

Daily Programs

Keeper Talks

Wed Jan 28 @11:00AM -

Lil' Scientists

Wed Jan 28 @11:30AM -

Boonshoft Biologist

Wed Jan 28 @12:30PM -

Mobile Learing

Wed Jan 28 @ 1:30PM -

Planetarium Show

Wed Jan 28 @ 2:00PM -

Full Dome Show

Wed Jan 28 @ 3:00PM -

Science on a Sphere Presentation

Wed Jan 28 @ 3:30PM -

3D Space Theater Show

Wed Jan 28 @ 4:00PM -

Annual Meeting

Thu Jan 29 @ 5:00AM -
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Explore, Dream, Learn & Support
We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

 

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What is your favorite exhibit at the Museum?

Science On a Sphere® - 23.3%
Water Properties Table - 20.3%
Cassano’s Pizza Kitchen - 21.6%
Recycling Center - 16.6%
The Courthouse - 8.5%