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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

2600 Deweese Pkwy, Dayton, Ohio 45414 USA

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“explore, play & be inspired!”

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is a children's museum in Dayton, Ohio, United States that focuses on science. Exhibits include an extensive natural history collection as well as maintaining a collection of live animals native to Ohio. Educational outreach extends to the community by providing in-school programming and on-site special programs. SunWatch Indian Village is a sister site to the museum. The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM), affiliated with the Association of Children's Museums (ACM), and is a governing member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC). In addition, the museum's indoor Discovery Zoo is fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The museum is the only zoo, aquarium, planetarium or science center in Dayton, and also houses the Apollo Observatory, an astronomical observatory operated by the Miami Valley Astronomical Society.

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Robin K.

I love taking my kids here. I've been going since I was a child and now we have season passes. Read more

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Amanda A.

We finally made a trip back in late 2023 to do something different a day the kids were off school. It's a cute place, but pretty small. Price wise if you have a zoo membership you can't beat it.... Read more

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Andy D.

This museum was appropriate size for our family of 4. Kids age 3&1. We spent 3-4hrs and packed our lunch. It was nice they allowed small coolers in. My only issues was the exhibits were not... Read more

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

2600 Deweese Pkwy
Dayton, Ohio
45414 USA
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  • Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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