Boonshoft Museum of
Pub Science: Every Cog and Wheel
Tuesday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.
Image: Isabella Kirkland, Descendant,
1999, oil paint, alkyd on panel, 48" x 36",
Courtesy of the artist and Feature Inc., New York
Environmental Education Week
Saturday, March 22 - Friday, March 28
Join us as we explore the importance of the Earth with a series of hands-on experiments. Start the week off with the celebration Party 4 the Planet on Saturday and Sunday, March 22 & 23 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Included with regular admission.
Saturday, March 29 - Sunday, April 6
Uncover the amazing properties of materials that are too small to see! Delve into the world of nano with hands-on experiments and live presentations that are sure to inspire explorers of all ages at special DO Labs and other public programming. Included with regular admission.
Kids in the Kitchen
Saturday, April 26
Join the Junior League of Dayton for an afternoon of hands-on demonstrations of healthy recipes and tips for families. Included with regular admission.
About Pub Science
Pub Science provides a unique opportunity for adults to explore the newest thinking and scientific research in a casual atmosphere. No prior knowledge of the subjects is required, and there are no silly questions. Just bring yourself, your friends and your curiosity! It is currently held at Blind Bob’s, located in Dayton’s Oregon District. Admission to Pub Science is free; donations accepted at the door.
Science of Wine
The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's Science of Wine
Saturday, February 1, 7:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Venture to the rainforests of South America for a taste of the Amazon! Join the volunteer Associate Board for an adventurous evening of wine, heavy hors d'oeuvres, raffle prizes, and live music as you savor the exotic sights and sounds of the region and enjoy a preview of the latest traveling exhibition: Amazon Voyage.
Online sales have now ended; tickets may still be purchased at the door.
Chemistry + Cocktails
Friday, November 22, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
From constellations and comets, to planetary exploration, for thousands of years we have looked to the universe with awe and cosmic curiosity. Mix it up with meteorites, explore the Boonshoft Museum after-hours, and discovery just how out-of-this-world Planetarium shows can be when live music mixes with vivid imagery, as local bands rock The Dome.
This evening, filled with adult activities, stellar signature drinks, and delicious bites from Dayton's hot spots, will get everyone excited about extra-planetary adventures. 21+; ID Required. Online registration is now closed; tickets can be purchased at the door this evening beginning at 7:00 p.m. All sales final.
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Pub Science: The Eternal Quest Against Fire
At Blind Bob's, located in Dayton's Oregon District
Fire is an equally constructive and destructive force of nature that humanity has sought to harness to its needs since the “discovery” of this phenomena and fire is something we continue to try to protect against. In this seminar, Dr. Alexander Morgan will present a holistic view of the material flammability problem in the US, what the fire safety & scientific issues are, what the non-scientific issues are, and technical progress that has been made towards addressing both of these problems at the same time..
An Evening of Astronomy: Saturn in its Spectacular Glory
Friday, September 16, 6:30 p.m.
The Cassini spacecraft has orbited Saturn for over eight years, supplying us with gorgeous images and a better understanding of the planet, its rings, and unusual details of some of its sixty odd moons. Admission to this educational program and night sky observing (located in the Apollo Observatory, weather permitting) is FREE.
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An Evening of Astronomy: Blue Moon
Friday, August 17, 6:30 p.m.
Explore a few lunar myths, check out lunar phases, and learn why there will be a Blue Moon on August 31. Learn about International Observe the Moon Night, celebrated on September 22.
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The Friends Book Sale and Flea Market
Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10
“The Friends” of the Dayton Society of Natural History will be hosting the annual Book Sale and Flea Market to benefit the Boonshoft Museum and SunWatch. The sale will include an eclectic collection of merchandise, including used books, toys, household items, and office equipment.
FIRST LEGO® League Regional Robotics Competition
Saturday, December 10, noon-3:00 p.m.
See LEGO robots of all shapes that have been transformed into imaginative designs, and watch the teams of builders compete for a chance to advance to the state-wide competition.
Sponsored by: Teradata
Saturday Night at the Movies
Saturday, February 5
View the Caryl D. Philips Space Theater in a whole new light during an evening that will showcase the latest in digital planetarium technology: the Digistar 4. On loan to the Boonshoft Museum for a limited time, the enhanced visuals and out-of-this-world image quality of the D4 will produce a sensory experience that is not to be missed. For one evening, guests can enjoy up to six different shows in the Planetarium that take advantage of the fulldome capabilities of this technology to bring learning to vivid life. Tickets are required for each movie. For members, tickets to SpacePark360 are $2.00, free for all other shows. For non-members, tickets to SpacePark360 are $3.00, and tickets for all other shows are $1.00.