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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Dayton

(4.2/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is a great place for a variety of age to learn different things about the environment and animals and a variety of other things. 
  • The Museum is well decorated, mainly for children, highly recommended to stay and watch the function about the night sky in the Planetarium.
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  • Hands-on, 'kids can be kids', wildlife in safe/nice habitats. Worth the visit! There were a few things in disrepair, but understandably so. Staff nice and friendly. 
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  • They have alot to do for all ages and go our of there way to do fun stuff for the kids. Include showing movies at the planetarium. The only reason I give this four stars is because it's very chaotic when we go and little structure and it's expensive for tickets. But kids seem to have a blast they can climb, explore and invent. They also have a few live animals including a sloth which is interesting to watch
  • I went to a wedding here and we had the opportunity to explore the museum before the reception. My husband and I especially enjoyed the live animal exhibit and watching the meercats. We were thinking that children would love this place. There are so many areas to explore. As part of the wedding there was an abbreviated planetarium show after the ceremony and the host was really funny. I hadn't been to a planetarium in ages and really enjoyed the experience.
  • My kids have always loved this museum! My oldest is 6 and he asked to come here again today (even though we haven't been in a long time). My boys call it the "trash truck" museum.
  • It's cute but not worth the price they ask for. We were there only question 1 hr and saw everything in the entire museum.
  • My family love's this place we buy the yearly passes for the family and get the discounts at the other museum's and some of the zoo's it's well worth the money and we can go when ever we want love it.