Admission & Hours

Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  Special Exhibition Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Admission

Children (3-17) $11.50
Adults $14.50
Seniors (60+) $12.50
Children (under 3) Free
DSNH Members are FREE
  Remember! Members must present ID with their membership card during every visit.

  • The Boonshoft Museum is committed to providing a safe environment for all guests; children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18+) at all times.
  • The Boonshoft Museum accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and personal checks with proper ID
  • Holiday Schedule: Each year, the Boonshoft Museum is closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day

Interested in becoming a member? Visitors have up to 14 days to apply their regular admission toward an annual membership! Must submit the original receipt and purchase the membership in person; some restrictions apply. Does not apply to group admission. See our Guest Services staff for more details during your visit.

Current Discounts

The Boonshoft Museum participates in reciprocal admission programs through the AZA, ASTC, and ACM. Learn more about reciprocity.

Current valid discounts on regular admission include:

  • AAA - $0.50 discount per person (up to 6). Must present current membership card.
  • State Farm - $0.50 discount per person (up to 6). Must present current insurance card.
  • Culture Works - $2.00 off one child admission with a paid adult or senior (regular) admission. Must present current Culture Works card.
  • Shop Around - Buy One, Get One Free admission of equal or lesser value. See coupon for details and restrictions. Must surrender coupon at admission.
  • Baby Jogger - As a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Boonshoft Museum is participating in a promotion for those who purchase the CITY TOUR LUX stroller. Eligible purchases must be submitted to Baby Jogger in advance to receive a pass for two (2) FREE adult admissions, valid through September 1, 2018.
  • Salute to the Military - Valid from Memorial Day through Labor Day. See details below.

Looking for information about our free days? Learn more about Super Science Saturdays.

Salute to the Military

Each summer, active duty military will enjoy BOGO (Buy One, Get One) admission for up to six people (3 people of equal or lesser value admitted free). To qualify you must have an active military ID. Please read our frequently asked questions below for further details. 

Salute to the Military BOGO admission applies from May 28-September 3, 2018.

FAQs

Who is eligible for Buy One, Get One museum admission through Salute to Our Military program?
The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), National Guard and Reserve members and up to five family members. Program requires same IDs as Blue Star Museums.

How many military personnel and/or family members can participate in this program per visit?
The military ID holder plus up to five family members may participate.  Free admission will be the admission of equal or lesser value.

How do you define a family member?
A family member of active duty military may include a spouse or child, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. 

What if my spouse is deployed? Can my family and I still participate?
Yes, spouses of deployed military are eligible for the Salute to Our Military program. Just bring your DD Form 1173 ID Card, or DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, for active duty military family members.

What if my child is under the age of 10 and doesn't yet have a military ID?
Children under the age of 10 without military ID are welcome to attend with their parents who either hold a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID Card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID Card. 

Does the Blue Star Museums program include admission for veterans and retirees? For unmarried partners? For parents with a child currently serving on active duty, or for those who have lost a child on active duty?
Admission for these individuals is not included in the scope of this program, unless they are the bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID Card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card.

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