Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Dayton

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#3 of 9 in Museums in Dayton
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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  • I visited the museum with my great granddaughter. She excitedly visited each area. She loved the water activity. This is a great place to take children as they grow because there is so much for them t...  more »
  • We took our son and his family to the museum to enjoy a couple hours of fun. The museum has various fun activities area for kids to climb, play in water, and view animals; but I have a couple concerns...  more »
  • We had a fun morning. Both adults and kiddos enjoyed Boonshoft. Precious the sloth made International Sloth Day a day to remember. Every adult should do the slide.  more »
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  • A great place for kids! this is a very Hands-On and informational place to take kids. They seem to have everything from planets all the way down to insects. Each room has something new to discover, with Hands On Learning Adventures in each room. it's a very fun way for kids to learn. Make sure and take time to see a movie in the Dome Theater they have. Very awesome movies that keep both kids and adults entertained the whole time!
  • This place is very nice and I like it. It's fun here and you actually can learn from this place because it teaches you things you might not have known. I seriously think this place is fun. Almost every time that I come here, there is something new that I enjoy. When I last went there there was like a passport book that you had to go over to each station to stamp saying that you went to that area. Also, seeing the animals was pretty exciting. If you go here at some point, this place is fun.
  • I'm honestly very torn about this place. We were given a membership so for a free year I can't complain. My kids are 3.5 and 7. I personally feel that the majority of the exhibits are too young for my 7 year old. But he seemed to enjoy himself anyway. The planetarium is pretty amazing, but the guy doing the live show is ridiculously annoying. The show was very educational, however, and a great excuse to sit still for awhile. Speaking of sitting, there are not enough areas for parents to sit while the kids are playing. It was also VERY cold throughout the entire museum. Overall it was a fine experience and something different to do on a cold, snowy day.
  • Fun exploratory place for kids. My oldest even had a good time. But it is more geared for age 8 yrs and under. Generates a love of science and discovery.
  • Our family loves going here, so much to do and there's been a few changes since I was a kid. Mini golf course, new learning stations that are interesting for both kids and adults. My favorite is all the animals! The gift store has lots of fun toys and trinkets. If you plan on going more than once, the membership is probably the way to go as far a pricing.
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