Weekday Field Trips & Group Visits

The Boonshoft Museum understands the needs of teachers in our area. Whether you are a public, private, or homeschool educator, the Museum’s programs are designed to provide a high-quality learning experience for students while maintaining the fun, hands-on atmosphere that makes out-of-the-classroom learning so enjoyable. All programs are aligned to Academic Content Standards and most include preliminary and post-visit activities.

Schedule a Basic Field Trip/Group Visit

Review field trip pricing and policies below, then book your program online or by phone!

SUBMIT an inquiry form or call 937.275.7431, ext. 125 to begin scheduling your visit today!
E-mail Education@BoonshoftMuseum.org or contact the Boonshoft Museum Education Department 937–275–7431, ext. 125 to speak directly to our friendly staff.

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Interested in scheduling trips to one of our sister sites? Contact Fort Ancient at 513.932.4421, and SunWatch at 937.268.8199.


Field Trip Fees & Policies

*Please note that the individual scheduling your visit will receive a packet, unless otherwise specified, confirming your reservation approximately one month prior to your visit. Please call immediately if you are unable to keep your scheduled reservation. Note that there is no refund for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to scheduled visit. See our Group Visit Policies (below) for complete details about payment, chaperones, and cancellation fees.

Field Trip Pricing

Group Admission/Field Trip
Cost: $9 per person
Minimum: 10

Gain access to all Museum exhibits including Science On a Sphere®, the Discovery Zoo, and public planetarium shows in the Caryl D. Philips Space Theater (based on seating availability; no reserve seating).

Private Workshop or Program (choose 1)
Cost: $10 per person
Minimum: 15

Choose your own adventure! Select one of our many workshops guided by an experienced educator OR a Science Theater show OR a private planetarium experience. This stand-alone option does not include general museum access.
VIEW a complete listing of workshops, in-Museum classes, and planetarium shows.

Group Admission + Private Workshop or Program (choose 1)
Cost: $12 per person
Minimum: 15

Get the best of both worlds! Students learn in a small-group setting during an exclusive workshop or program, PLUS experience all that the museum has to offer throughout your visit.
VIEW a complete listing of workshops, in-Museum classes, and planetarium shows.

Group Visit Policies

For ALL Group Visits/Field Trips:

  • Two (2) adults are required for every ten (10) students and will be admitted free. Additional adults may participate at the general group admission rate.
  • Field Trips must be scheduled at least two (2) weeks prior to your actual visit.
  • Two adults at least 18 years of age are required for every ten (10) students and are admitted free. Other adult visitors are charged at the group admission rate.
  • Adults are expected to accompany and supervise the students at all times while at the Museum.
  • You MUST bring cash, check, purchase order, or MasterCard/Visa with you on the day of your visit. Coupons and other discounts are not valid for educational programs.
  • All groups must arrive on time.  If you arrive later than your scheduled time, your program may be shortened or canceled to meet Museum schedules.
  • A $75 cancellation fee will be charged for groups who do not attend on their scheduled day.

Lunch Facilities

Groups may bring packed lunches to the Museum and reserve our eating facilities at no additional charge.

Lunch times MUST BE SCHEDULED prior to your visit. Space is very limited! Lunches are 30 minutes in length unless otherwise indicated; groups will not be permitted to eat lunch at the facility unless arrangements are made in advance, and groups are required to clean their lunch area before leaving. Cleaning supplies are provided by the Museum. All groups are subject to a $25 custodial fee for incomplete cleanup. See confirmation letter for details.

Shopping

All groups are encouraged to take advantage of our PreShopping Souvenirs Program. This is an easy, convenient way for students to make purchases from the Discoveries Shop without spending additional time shopping. See confirmation letter for details. Groups with 30 students or less are welcome to shop on-site if the group has pre-scheduled a shopping experience at least one week in advance. Ten students accompanied by two adults are permitted in the store at one time. Each group of ten students requires an addition of 10 minutes to your other scheduled activities. Please remind all shoppers that tax is charged at the register.

Ready to Book?

To schedule a weekday Field Trip, please call 937.275.7431, ext. 125 or submit an inquiry form.

Looking for weekend group admission options? Click here to learn more about weekend advance group sales.


Information on homeschool program options has moved to our Homeschool Programs page.

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