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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton, OH (Formerly Dayton Museum of Discovery)
937.275.7431
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Ranked #10 of 27 attractions in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
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Troy, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My grandkids had memberships at Boonshoft for all of their younger years and enjoyed every visit that we made there. You can stay and play and indulge in information for hours.

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Joplin, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My two year old girl loved this place. Lots to do for all ages. Get there early, it gets packed quick and kids don't like lines.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great place to take kids to learn and blow off steam, awesome 3 level play are inside ( might not be the best if you always want to keep your child in your site) Many different activities and exhibits for learning hands on.

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Union, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a great place for everyone. Go slow, make the day last. Do pay attention because for the next two weeks the kids are going to be randomly talking about all the cool stuff they saw! : - }

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Decatur, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The children had a wonderful time.....and so did the parents. I was so impressed by the up keep of the equipment and play areas. The displays of pottery and artifacts scatter throughout the hands on learning area are amazing. It was a fun opportunity to teach my children and learn with them.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is for sure not made for teens at all. My boys were so BORED. This was for sure made for young kids in elementary or young age. Lots to explore with them and to learn.

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Troy, Michigan
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I took my 5 & 7yr olds and had a great time. This place is well worth it. They have so many interesting displays & activities including ecological, historical & pure science. This place is best if you have kids between 4 to 14 although it was interesting & fun for me too as an adult.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Took my son and niece last year. Had a blast. Tons of interactive areas for them to learn and tons of photo opportunities for parents to get great photos. When we went there was an added bonus of a PNC event going on outside and kids got to go around and get some freebies (pencils, stickers, crafts, etc) and learn... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a wonderful entertaining and educational experience for people from all ages. Do not miss the star show.

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Day
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This science museum is on a smaller scale that is kid friendly that all ages especially the younger ones can do hands on things. And they offer a cafeteria to eat where you can bring in your own food.

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