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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

2600 DeWeese Parkway, 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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David Stacy

  • 134 Reviews
  • 91 Helpful
September 26, 2014
Rated 4.0

Our kids favorites were the Otters. A smaller kids museum outshined by counterparts in Columbus and Cincinnati, but worth an afternoon.

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  • 8 Reviews
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July 05, 2015
Rated 5.0

This place was excellent for my special needs kiddo. Handicapped parking was right up front, and there was so much to do!

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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

2600 DeWeese Parkway
Dayton, Ohio
45414 USA


Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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