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Monday – Saturday
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Chistmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter
Effective January 2, 2013, general admission will include unlimited Space Theater shows, based on available seating.
Children (3-16) $9.00
Seniors (60+) $10.00
Children under 3 and members are FREE.
Help us create a fun, safe environment for all our visitors! Children under 16 should always be accompanied by an adult in the Museum.
The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s Featured Exhibits are designed to creatively balance fun and knowledge by engaging visitors in interactive elements to explain innovative and important subject matter in an understandable style to visitors of all ages.
The Museum’s Featured Exhibits are carefully selected 3-4 years in advance by the Society's Exhibits Committees. The committee tries to ensure that Featured Exhibits are selected from a broad range of educational and scientific disciplines, and include interesting topics for our diverse memberships, as well as assuring relevancy to societal trends and educational needs.
Showing through May 5, 2013 in the Main Exhibit Hall
Monday-Saturday 11:00 am. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday noon - 5:00 p.m.
Microbes: Invisible Invaders...Amazing Allies
Enter the hidden world of microbes at this exhibition that delves into the tiny world of these living organisms. From microscopic life forms that sustain life on Earth to those that threaten our health, zoom into the science of these tiny, yet powerful, life-forms.
Do the “microbe dance,” blast away imaginary bacteria, and discover why how our bodies protect us from germs as you learn about the transmission – and prevention - of diseases.diseases.
Presented by: GDAHA, the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association
Sponsored by: Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County, The Boonshoft School of Medicine, and The Levin Family Foundation.
Microbes: Invisible Invaders...Amazing Allies is a national exhibition made possible by Pfizer.
Disease Detectives is made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Center for Resources, a component of the National Institute of Health.
Impressions of the Past
October 6, 2012 - January 4, 2013
Showing in Fraze Gallery, located on the second floor of the Museum.
From finely-crafted ceremonial vessels to simple cooking jars used daily, explore the beauty and functionality of New World ceramics. Explore concepts of pottery as both a symbol and a practical tool as you view painted and engraved ceremonial artifacts side-by-side with utilitarian earthen jars used for carrying water or cooking over an open fire.
Uncover these pieces of our shared past as you view a selection of artifacts from the Niehoff Collection and explore how this simple technological advance changed the lives of people around the world.
This exhibition was created by the Collections Department at the Dayton Society of Natural History, and is supported by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is a children’s museum, science/technology center, and accredited zoo and also houses a Planetarium and an observatory. Visitors of all ages can explore, play and be inspired by permanent exhibits which include the Bernouilli Blower, Explorers Crossing, the Water Table, the Color Wall, a pioneer cabin, and over 60 animals native to Ohio.
For a complete listing and description of the Museum's permanent exhibits.