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Explorer $250

Included on this level of membership are two named adults in the same household and six (6) children under 18. Each child or grandchild on the membership should be familial and the express responsibility of the named adult on the Membership.

Reciprocity to Zoos & Aquariums, Science & Technology Centers, Children's Museums.

Benefits Include:

  • Free unlimited admission to all Dayton Society of Natural History (DSNH) Sites (Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, and Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve)
  • Free Planetarium shows in the Boonshoft Museum's Dome
  • Reciprocal benefits to over 150 zoos and aquariums and 300 science centers worldwide through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) reciprocal programs.
  • Ability to rent any of our locations for a private rental
  • Reciprocal benefits to Association of Children's Museum's institutions.*
  • Invitations to exclusive, member only events for a sneak peek of our newest special exhibitions before they open to the public and other fun family activities, like ChemFest, Nano Days, Red, White & Boonshoft, Archaeology Days, Nature Hikes, and much more!
  • Reduced rates and special invitations for Summer Camps, Eureka, Boonshoft Bash and Birthday Parties
  • 4 FREE admission passes. Enjoy a day of educational fun with friends who aren't on your Membership!
  • 20% discount at all four DSNH Gift Shops
  • Mailed Member Magazine & Electronic Newsletters to let you know what exciting special exhibitions, events, and activities are happening at the Dayton Society of Natural History.
  • 1 additional unnamed guest per visit.

(The ACM offers 50% for up to (6) individuals with no local restrictions. ACM Museums may admit additional individuals from the same household at their own discretion. The DSNH will admit all named individuals listed on the ACM membership cards.)

To purchase a Gift Membership please call our friendly Membership Services staff at 937.275.7431 x 152.

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