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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Ranked #9 of 74 things to do in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We have had a membership for the last 3 years. We love it here and it's great for all age kids. My son is 5 and it keeps his interest for hours. We love the zoo part of the museum.

Thank Lindsey E
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"live animals"
in 24 reviews
"all ages"
in 40 reviews
"climbing area"
in 7 reviews
"water table"
in 9 reviews
"planetarium shows"
in 6 reviews
"the water play area"
in 4 reviews
"great place for kids"
in 10 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 12 reviews
"mini zoo"
in 4 reviews
"small animals"
in 4 reviews
"pack a lunch"
in 7 reviews
"family membership"
in 5 reviews
"rainy day"
in 10 reviews
"little bit of everything"
in 4 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 7 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 11 reviews
"pizza"
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

I visited the museum with my great granddaughter. She excitedly visited each area. She loved the water activity. This is a great place to take children as they grow because there is so much for them to enjoy and absorb.

Thank mbethvandalia
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We took our son and his family to the museum to enjoy a couple hours of fun. The museum has various fun activities area for kids to climb, play in water, and view animals; but I have a couple concerns. We bought a grandparent pass but despite the pass other family members were not able to receive discounted fares that are typically offered at other museums. The other big concern is the physical arrangement of the climbing area where young children can move between floors. However, if only one adult is supervising on one floor the kids can move onto other areas of the museum without the parent being able to control the movement. This seems to be a serious safety concern that should be controlled so the kids can only go up or down but not move freely to other areas without an adult. if the adult is either upstairs or downstairs. The upstairs area should be closed off so the kids have to come down not go to other upstairs sections of the museum.

3  Thank grannyr0sie
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We had a fun morning. Both adults and kiddos enjoyed Boonshoft. Precious the sloth made International Sloth Day a day to remember. Every adult should do the slide.

Thank Deron D
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

So much fun for while family! Animals to imagination play. The theatre is amazing! Play area and climbing keeps kiddos busy.

Thank Randi M
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