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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Our trip to Boonshoft

Lots of interactive things for the kids. Even the very young kids can play and enjoy themselves. Had kids from 9-2 with me and they all found it very entertaining and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lots of interactive things for the kids. Even the very young kids can play and enjoy themselves. Had kids from 9-2 with me and they all found it very entertaining and educational.

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Vandalia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Love to take my grandchildren to this fun experience. They love the water exhibit. Grandma enjoys the faces of the little ones who learn while doing things. In the store they pretend they are just like Mommy and purchase food. In the Cassono Pizza they build pizzas then we sit down and pretend to eat their creations. They can visit... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is not my first trip here, but this one was a little disappointing. Everyone was very friendly as usual, but there seemed to be quite a few maintenance issues. Many of the interactive displays were not working, no sound, etc. Even with all of the technical issues, we still had a good time. Still worth the money, they just... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Boonshoft Museum is a must see for students of all ages. I took my biology class there as a field trip. There are class learning experiences conducted by the qualified staff, animal habitats to investigate, hands on science activities and a planetarium. Teachers and parents, take your children. Even if they go on a school field trip, kids love the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My parents took our granddaughter and me for the morning, and we all loved it! Great slides, wonderful science activities, and a planetarium. Staff was great, even the grand parents felt like kids. When we left, they had a gentleman outside who did a lesson on channeling solar power through a magnifying glass onto a wood stick. We each wrote... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We are from Michigan, yet we always buy a membership here because it is the best price to get our family in to both the national list of participating reciprocal science centers, and zoos/aquariums. I was worried that my now teenage children would have outgrown the place they loved so much as children. I wass wrong. I still had to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a children's play center, a museum, a gym and a science lab all in one building. We spent most of a day and the kids still get did not get to see everything. An amazing place to take the kids!

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

A nice, quick, fun and educational outing. Inexpensive and fun time for my 13 year old. He was able to run around, see and touch, and learn. And I got a chance to do some reading while he learned.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

My sister lives in Michigan and comes to visit with her three kids (ages 2, 4, and 8). The kids ask every time they visit if they can go to the Boonshoft! The discovery zoo has the perfect number of animals to feel up close and personal, and still learn about the animals too. This last visit we went to... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have been to the Boonshoft Museum a couple of times with the kids. They have an alright time but it's not their favorite place to visit. They lose interest after awhile, perhaps they are just too old for it now. Their favorite party is the gift shop. We used to go a lot when they offered last light shows... More 

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