Saturday, August 28, 2021, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
The Boonshoft Bash is always an exciting, black-tie optional, one-night-only affair that gives patrons a chance to fund science education throughout the coming year.
The Bash theme this year is ecofriendly, and the Museum invites guests to join us in our commitment to become more aware of our responsibility for stewardship of the Earth. We have made conscientious efforts in reducing our use of plastics, replacing lightbulbs with LED, turning off lights, adding composting for zoo waste, and planting raised bed gardens to grow fresh vegetables for our zoo animals. We are also increasing our recycling efforts, and we are seeking to add an environmentally friendly café! The café will offer healthy and quick food options along with STEM-oriented educational programming.
We invite you to help support us as the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery recovers from COVID19 revenue loss and learn about some of our current and future initiatives to help reduce landfill, energy use, and food waste. Celebrate the reopening and exciting future of this amazing Dayton learning center that offers STEM education for all ages. The Boonshoft is also home to an incredible collection of historical and live (animal) collections.
The Boonshoft Museum EcoBash features three levels of tickets and experiences this year:
Live music will be provided by the popular band Velvet Crush!
6:00 p.m. - VIP* $250 per person (special cocktail, small-group behind the scenes experience, dinner, and lawn party)
7:00 p.m. - Dinner* $200 per person (special cocktail, dinner, and lawn party)
8:00 p.m. - Lawn Party** $100 per person (lawn party – music, finger foods, access to museum, outdoor fun with live music and games)
*Includes open bar.
**Includes 3 drink tickets - more can be purchased at the event.
This year’s Silent Auction will feature a Yurt! There will also be many other fun items to bid on, and will offer the chance to capture a one-of-a-kind experience at the Boonshoft Museum or SunWatch, as well as support the purchase of much-needed equipment. You can only get these exclusive packages at the EcoBash, so come ready to place your bid.
Bidding opens Saturday, August 21st at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 9:30 p.m. on the 28th. Patrons are not required to be present to bid or to win. We will be utilizing Qtego mobile bidding technology for the auction.