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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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Address: 2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton, OH (Formerly Dayton Museum of Discovery)
Phone Number: 937.275.7431
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Took our grand daughter

I was very impressed. Much of the museum is hands on for children. The planetarium was especially good and informative.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Rene C
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I was very impressed. Much of the museum is hands on for children. The planetarium was especially good and informative.

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dayton, OH
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Similar to COSI but much smaller. The exhibits do not change so I don't think it is worth an annual pass. It is definitely for younger children. I think it is a little expensive for what you get. Worth coming to once a year on a rainy day.

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Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I took my 2 year old daughter there today, and she had an amazing time! The Discovery Zoo was her favorite and the Tidal Pool was a really neat feature. I will definitely be coming back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I love everything about it! Kids can explore and learn all in one place. My kids are explorers...they had a great time. I will recommend taking your kids. Their are live animals too see, tortoise, skunk, meerkats, otters and more.

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Dayton, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have spent many a day here with my kids- ever since they were about 3 or 4 yrs old. They have spent hours in the imaginative play area up stairs or in the the water section on the first floor.

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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My family has been members of Boonshoft for years. Sadly, as the kids get older, this place quickly loses its appeal. My school age children can run through the place and be bored in about an hour now. The only exception to this is when they have really good exhibit up by the vending machines. This exhibit rotates, and sometimes... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My 3 year old grandson and I enjoyed every minute at the Boonshoft. It offers a comfortable and secure environment. His favorite place was the market and the animals. The only way the Boonshoft could improve would be for all of the exhibits to work. Several of the exhibits were well worn or not working.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My first grader loves the Boonshoft. They have so much for that age group to enjoy. Birthday parties are fun here also. The Harry Potter Camps are really fantastic and my son enjoyed those in 3rd/4th grade. We get a membership every year.

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Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Always fun and educational- great activities for the kids on any cold winter day or any rainy day. Check to see what exhibit is being featured. My kids would never want to leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great family outing. Kids can explore all kinds of interesting objects and animals. Lots to do. Well worth the trip.

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