Summer Hours

Tuesday from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

NEW for 2019 - The Boonshoft Museum will open for extended hours on Tuesdays this June, July, and August! Take advantage of the long summer days -- and slightly-more-flexible bedtimes -- to join us each Tuesday evening for specially-themed science programs at 6:00 p.m. The doors will stay open until 7:00 p.m., and the Museum will be ready for explorers of all ages!

2019 Summer Hours (June, July, August)

•   Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
•   Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
•   Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Our Next Program - August 20: Things That Go Bump in the Night

Join us for a special astronomy program at 6:00! The Perseid meteor shower peaks on August 13th, but you can still see meteors blaze across the sky in our planetarium.  This show will discuss how our knowledge of comets, asteroids, and meteors has changed in our own lifetimes due to space missions and telescopes.

For each month, these Tuesday evening programs will feature themes that revolve around summer science:

July Program Theme
Tuesday, July 2 Collections: Ancient Egypt
Tuesday, July 9 Education: Native Blooms and Bees
Tuesday, July 16 Astronomy: Moons
Tuesday, July 23 Discovery Zoo: Sloth Program
Tuesday, July 30 SunWatch: Topic TBD
August Program Theme
Tuesday, August 6 Collections: American Plains
Tuesday, August 13 Education: Ice Art
Tuesday, August 20 Astronomy: Things that Go Bump in the Night!
Tuesday, August 27 Discovery Zoo: Topic TBD

All special programs will take place at 6:00 p.m. Activities are included with regular admission; free for members.

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