Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Beginning June 16, 2020 the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will be re-opening in a limited capacity for MEMBERS ONLY. Stay tuned for the public re-open date!  Read the current opening guidelines here.
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
     *The museum encourages guests to allow our higher risk visitors to reserve the 9-10 a.m. time slots.*
Group entrance into the museum will be timed every 10 minutes so that it can operate in a limited capacity as advised by the Ohio Health Department. 
It is not required, but if you wish to reserve a time slot please call 937.275.7431. 


Online Programming

Starting Monday, March 16 the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will be releasing daily programming on a variety of subjects in a variety of different formats.  Here's a preview:

Morning Program
Science Education program on a variety of topics in physics, chemistry, and biology featuring the Boonshoft’s Science Theater and Do Lab.  These programs will be followed by an activity or experiment that can be done at home to build upon the topic.
Afternoon Program
A virtual museum experience will highlight a behind the scene location, an animal ambassador from the zoo, or special rarely seen items from the Boonshoft’s collection vault.
Closing Program
An astronomy experience, from current topics, to notable items in the night sky.  Special opportunities for a “chat with an expert” will be made available as well!


Plan a Future Visit

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is the premier regional provider of interactive science learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world. The dedicated staff preserves, protects, and enhances the Museum's anthropology, geology, paleontology, and biology collections, and makes these collections available for exhibition, education, and research purposes.  Learn more at:

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Special Exhibition Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Children (3-17) $11.50
Adults $14.50
Seniors (60+) $12.50
Children (under 3) Free
DSNH Members are FREE
Remember! Members must present ID with their membership card during every visit.
The Boonshoft Museum is committed to providing a safe environment for all guests; children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18+) at all times.
The Boonshoft Museum accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and personal checks with proper ID
Holiday Schedule: 
Each year, the Boonshoft Museum is closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 DeWeese Parkway
Dayton, OH 45414