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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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2600 Deweese Pkwy, Dayton, OH 45414-5400
+1 937-275-7431
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3 year old had a blast!

This was a great addition to our trip. Our three year old had a wonderful time. He was so worn out... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
tmay2017
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A must if you have young kids

We have been to a half a dozen or more children's museums; this is one of the best. We have been... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Paul C
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Camp Verde, Arizona
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The Boonshoft Museum is the premier destination for family learning in the Miami Valley. It is a natural history museum, science center, children's museum, planetarium, observatory and zoo!
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“live animals” (24 reviews)
“all ages” (40 reviews)
“climbing area” (7 reviews)
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Hours
Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
2600 Deweese Pkwy, Dayton, OH 45414-5400
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+1 937-275-7431
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"live animals"
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"all ages"
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"climbing area"
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"water table"
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"planetarium shows"
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"the water play area"
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"great place for kids"
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"hands on activities"
in 12 reviews
"mini zoo"
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"small animals"
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"pack a lunch"
in 7 reviews
"family membership"
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"rainy day"
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"little bit of everything"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"lots of fun"
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This was a great addition to our trip. Our three year old had a wonderful time. He was so worn out when we left he fell asleep in 5 minutes worth of car ride.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We have been to a half a dozen or more children's museums; this is one of the best. We have been twice and still haven't seen everything. Don't miss the animal exhibit; it is small but excellent.

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

You have to take the children here. Lot of interactions for them along with the fun they have. Family pass for the year is a good idea also.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

The kids enjoyed it. We spent about 4 hours there. There are lots of activities for kids to do and see. Probably best for kids 12 and under.

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Haven't been here in a couple of years. Found it to be pricey - $52 for 2 adults and 2 kids. Several exhibits were down for repair and labeled as such. Others did not work but were not labeled to indicate this fact. Nice planetarium...More

Thank thouse1208
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

We love to take the grandkids there a couple of times a year. They have a planatariium there with educational shows throughout the day.. They have live animal displays as well as aironatical displays and lots of fun experiments for kids. They have a place...More

Thank Nancy D
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Thought this,was a nice place, a little small, and really not for kids under 2 or 3. Geared more for toddlers on up.

Thank Sharon H
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Boohshoft Museum is an excellent museum for children with exciting and informative exhibits for all ages. These include natural science, technology, astrology and even a mini zoo. We've enjoyed this museum since our girls were small and now they enjoy taking their children. This is...More

Thank Roger J
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

A nice place that has a lot for the kids! Friendly staff, shows in the theatre etc.... they offer a great option for a season pass and offer a military discount! Don't be discouraged about location, if you're in Dayton and surrounding areas, it's a...More

Thank chighley31
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

So much to see and do. Changing exhibits, live animals, tidal pool, play structures, learning structures, and a planetarium await you for your total enjoyment. Such a wonderful place. There are places to eat indoors and outdoors, so pack your lunch and go for the...More

Thank Kimberley L
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Veil L
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Response from Shannonpo | Reviewed this property |
Adults 14.50, seniors(60+) 12.50 and kids (3-17) 11.50
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vickij212
6 July 2017|
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Response from Nancy D | Reviewed this property |
It if for all age groups. They have a planatarium is the museum and all kinds of educational things for adults and children. I enjoy the animals and all the displays and shows.
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vickij212
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Response from Shari K | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes especially if they have never been there before. There are some animals you can see and a neat little short movie. Twelve year olds are getting a little old for this but if they haven't been I would say go... More
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