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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

#6 of 62 things to do in Dayton Features Animals
2600 Deweese Pkwy, Dayton, OH 45414-5400
+1 937-275-7431
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Great Place for adults and children alike.

We love to take the grandkids there a couple of times a year. They have a planatariium there with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nancy D
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Huber Heights, Ohio
Family outing

Thought this,was a nice place, a little small, and really not for kids under 2 or 3. Geared more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon H
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The Boonshoft Museum is the premier destination for family learning in the Miami Valley. It is a natural history museum, science center, children's museum, planetarium, observatory and zoo!
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“live animals” (23 reviews)
“all ages” (37 reviews)
“solar system” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2600 Deweese Pkwy, Dayton, OH 45414-5400
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+1 937-275-7431
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We love to take the grandkids there a couple of times a year. They have a planatariium there with educational shows throughout the day.. They have live animal displays as well as aironatical displays and lots of fun experiments for kids. They have a place...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought this,was a nice place, a little small, and really not for kids under 2 or 3. Geared more for toddlers on up.

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Boohshoft Museum is an excellent museum for children with exciting and informative exhibits for all ages. These include natural science, technology, astrology and even a mini zoo. We've enjoyed this museum since our girls were small and now they enjoy taking their children. This is...More

Thank Roger J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place that has a lot for the kids! Friendly staff, shows in the theatre etc.... they offer a great option for a season pass and offer a military discount! Don't be discouraged about location, if you're in Dayton and surrounding areas, it's a...More

Thank chighley31
Reviewed 10 May 2017

So much to see and do. Changing exhibits, live animals, tidal pool, play structures, learning structures, and a planetarium await you for your total enjoyment. Such a wonderful place. There are places to eat indoors and outdoors, so pack your lunch and go for the...More

Thank Kimberley L
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We went here as a spar of the moment visit. The place is fun to visit with lots of activities to do for all ages

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We took our grandson to Boonshoft on his Spring Break. There was lots to see and do. They had an animatronic dinosaur exhibit that was very realistic. They had an observation deck to birdwatch with binoculars and computers with avian information and activities. My grandson...More

Thank MariS45419
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I moved to Dayton three years ago. After taking our seven and five year old to Boonschoft, the next visit we bought season passes. We've gone numerous times since and it continues to be a favorite for our family.Very friendly staff always...More

Thank begs1972
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is our second year being members. My young kids just love the place. They spend most of their time at the second floor animal clinic and pizza shop. They also love the exhibit on the second floor that changes every few months. It's interactive...More

Thank 524ranias
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Lots of great things to see and do. They reconstructed a village from post marks on the ground. Staff is well informed and friendly. They actually like kids.

Thank Amanda B
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Etonian30
Is there parking to accommodate a 30ft RV
15 September 2016|
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Response from Larry C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have lots of parking but you may have to park nearer to the far edges of the area.
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Bill S
What is the admission cost for a visit on Monday?
12 October 2015|
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Response from johnjanetl | Reviewed this property |
Admission is listed on their website. If you do not have small children, I would suggest missing it if there is something else you want to see.
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Bill S
What is the admission cost for a visit on Monday?
12 October 2015|
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Response from Hansiundfritz | Reviewed this property |
They are also a "Blue Star" attraction for those in the military!
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