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Daily Programs

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

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2:00pm

Sky Tonight

Planetarium Show

A live presentation by an astronomer, this is a traditional planetarium stargazing show with stars, planets and constellations. Learn More

2:30pm

Keeper Talk

Animal Program

3:00pm

Flying Monsters

Planetarium Show

Pterosaurs and pterodactyls, the flying reptiles from the Age of the Dinosaurs. Learn More

3:45pm

Otter Talk

Animal Program

4:00pm

Cosmic Colors

Planetarium Show

There’s a lot more to light, both in space and on Earth, than just what our eyes can see! Learn More

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Past Events & Activities

Thursday Jun. 13 7:00 PM

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Boonshoft Museum Night at the Dayton Dragons

Join us at Fifth Third Field!

Join us for Boonshoft Museum Night at the Dayton Dragons! Stadium seat tickets cost just $12 and include a Dragons hat. Best of all, $6 from every ticket sold will come back... Learn More

Saturday May. 25 12:00 PM

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World Otter Day

Join us for a special keeper talk in the Discovery Zoo in honor of World Otter Day! This annual event celebrates these amazing mammals -- and the many people around... Learn More

Saturday May. 18 10:00 AM

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Super Science Saturday: Moon Mission

Admission is FREE to the public!

Gear up for our summer celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon! Explore the cosmos with us and learn about the historic lunar landing that... Learn More

Saturday May. 11 12:00 PM

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Astronomy Day

Whether the light you see in the night sky is from a star that is still "out there" or the remnants of one that ceased to exist thousands – or... Learn More

Saturday May. 11 12:00 PM

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International Migratory Bird Day

Included with regular admission; members are admitted FREE!

2019 Theme: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution! Did you know that more than 350 species of bird migrate each year? The 2019 theme for Migratory Bird Day revolves around the problem of... Learn More

Saturday May. 4 10:30 AM

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May the Fourth... Be With You!

Join our education and astronomy departments for one of our favorite days of the year! On May 4, all of our regular programs will be themed for this SciFi classic, so... Learn More

Friday Apr. 19 7:00 PM

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Evening of Astronomy: What is a Black Hole, Anyway?

Black holes are fascinating objects for both their extreme properties and their extreme weirdness! Even though physicists don't have the complete explanation, there are many things that we've... Learn More

Wednesday Apr. 10 9:00 AM

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Event Horizon Telescope Announcement

Watch the upcoming Black Hole Announcement live at the Boonshoft! The Event Horizon Telescope, actually a global network of telescopes, has been working to capture the first ever image of... Learn More

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