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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Dayton

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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!
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  • We took our grandkids here. There is activities and info for kids of all ages. The water table was awesome. The kids had a blast playing on the slide. The info on all the planets was interesting.....  more
    We took our grandkids here. There is activities and info for kids of all ages. The water table was awesome. The kids had a blast playing on the slide. The info on all the planets was interesting.....  more »
  • An absolutely wonderful place with hours worth of fun. We came in at 9 and left at 2:30 and only because we needed a nap. Clean, not like many other similar places. Tons of space to move around... 
    An absolutely wonderful place with hours worth of fun. We came in at 9 and left at 2:30 and only because we needed a nap. Clean, not like many other similar places. Tons of space to move around...  more »
  • Was not expecting this gem! This is a great place to bring your kids, you just have to experience it, too much here to mention. Did I mention it is reasonably priced. 
    Was not expecting this gem! This is a great place to bring your kids, you just have to experience it, too much here to mention. Did I mention it is reasonably priced.  more »
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  • We initially thought and had read that this museum was only for toddlers. Much to our surprise the museum was very interactive, clean, well designed, and loads of fun. Went with 4 adults, 1 toddler, and two teenagers and we had a blast. The planetarium exhibit was amazing and educational. The toddler area and exploration was so clean and super cute. I can see why people would think that this place was only for toddlers because they put a lot of effort into this section. The other exhibits such as the zoo and the dinosaur area were fantastic. Best of all, they offered a big discount for military. It was an amazing experience and I highly recommend it!
  • I enjoyed the museum because my kids enjoyed it!!! Has lots of activities for children of all ages. It has a water table for kids to play, slides to slide down, web to climb up, and many more knowledgeable things. There are live animals through out the museum which was pretty cool to see, and at certain times the workers come out with animals like (lizard and/or coccaroach) to touch and learn about. If you have any memberships to any zoos or children's museums anywhere in America they do offer discount. The discounts very from different memberships that you have, some offer 100% discount. A grate place to visit when in town.
  • Boonshoft is full of fun, excitement, and endless entertainment! From the zoo, to the mini auto body shop, to the massive playground.. it feels like we could come back every week. That’s why we have a family membership! They will be adding a new cafe to the museum, so we look forward to that!
  • Such a wonderful place to play and explore for people of all ages. They truly crated and experience that is worth wild for infants all the way to adults. We loved It so much we got an annual pass.
  • Nice place to bring the kids. We brought our 2 year old and she loved it. Lots of different things they can do and see. Small zoo inside as well. Large indoor playground with hands on water activities. You have to pay a fee for adults and children over 3 to get in this place but it's worth it for a day out with the family. Children (3-17) $11.50 Adults $14.50 Seniors (60+) $12.50 Children (under 3) Free DSNH Members are FREE No food or drinks here but the restrooms was clean and staff was friendly. It was a good experience and will be coming back in the near future ☺️.

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