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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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Address: 2600 Deweese Pkwy, Dayton, OH 45414-5400 (Formerly Dayton Museum of Discovery)
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+1 937-275-7431
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09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Boonshoft Museum is the premier destination for family learning in the...

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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Nice place

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris L
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Ithaca, New York
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Ithaca, New York
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Chris L
Dayton, Ohio
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 loved the climbing area with multiple slides to go from different levels. We were there... More 

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Thank MariS45419
Dayton
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 willing to be helpful if needed.

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Mason,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 and very informative. Well worth the price for the membership especially that we get discount... More 

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Thank 524ranias
London, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Amanda B
Kettering, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is just so much fun for the kids. They have no idea that they are learning because they are having fun. I would definitely recommend going here.

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Thank Shari K
Dayton, Ohio
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a family membership, we do plan on taking advantage of it but as we visited the different, we were pretty disappointed. First, we were never greeted when we were up next at the front desk area. When I told him we wanted to purchase a family membership, there was zero excitement, no, "that's wonderful, I'd be happy to... More 

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Thank Michelle M
Kettering, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

A busy place, although children weren't running over each other and everyone was extremely respectful. We took a 3-year-old boy who played most of the time with the trucks and water features, and an 8-year-old girl who loved the otter feeding time and the planitarium show. Both were worn out and very happy at the end of the day. Great... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We took our niece and nephew and honestly they were pretty bored throughout most of it… This museum really does need some updates

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Thank Michelle F
Dayton, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Great way to spend an afternoon with your children. Hands on exhibit everywhere for play and much to learn at the same time!

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