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!Put Boonshoft Museum of Discovery into our Dayton trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Dayton.
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Excellent natural history and science museum for children but quite fun for adults too. Great exhibits including a little zoo, and helpful staff. Nice layouts, good temperature control, not too busy..... more »
This museum is our go to place for fun learning. My children look forward to our visits. There is an awesome play ground and pretend grocery/pizzeria play area that we save for last because they can..... more »
If I lived close and my kids were still little, I would definitely have a membership. They have tons of hands-on activities, most in good working order. The small zoo and tidal pool would also be a... more »
This was a great little get away for our family. Perfect activity for our kids ages 10, 5 and 4. There was plenty to do, they just couldn't stand still! The remodeling looks great and it's a smaller museum if you dont like to walk a lot. Lots of science activities and information for both kids and adults. We loved going through the small animal exhibit. I would recommend to all, not too expensive, comfortable and convenient if your local.
Well curated. Exhibits for children and adults mixed throughout. The zoo section had small animals that I usually don't see in other zoos. The Science on a Sphere is not spherical geometry but displays how various native cultures from around the world used scientific principles in daily life. One South American culture had a tall, skinny basket where poisonous vegetable matter was drained to separate toxins for hunting. The residual matter was made into flour for eating. I had never seen that in other cultural exhibits. This Museum of Discovery is worth another visit. Our 2-year old granddaughter loved it. Sure, she wore out fast but the ticket is good all day so you can come back after nap time. Or this would be a great way to break up a long cross country trip, especially if you already have passes to a participating museum.
Just got back from here, and I had a good amount of fun. It is a much better experience for little kids around 3-7 years old because of all the more basic hands- on equipment. It is a good way for little kids to learn about science and Ohio's lakes, rivers, and Dayton's recycling. I recommend coming here if you have a younger child that loves science!
We love the Boonshoft! Great way to keep your kids entertained, especially if you have a membership. We go and stay for 45-60 minutes (aka the length of a toddler attention span!) and leave when we get tired or it starts getting crowded.
This place was great! From outer space to live animals and even a tree house for bird watching. It was great for my kiddos and their cousins for the afternoon!
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