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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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I enjoyed the afternoon with my grandson.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
missingthechaos
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Dayton, Ohio
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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 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My pre school age son loves the Boonshoft. Was a little disappointed that some of the AV equipment did not seem to be working correctly. But my son did not notice at all.

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Dayton Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is great for school-aged kids and little kids--there's a small area for toddlers. With space, animals, a climbing structure, nature and store exhibits to try out, this has something for almost all kids. Wouldn't take teens, unless they like watching their younger sibs have fun. It's fairly small, but has lots to see. Not as big as COSI... More 

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Mason
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I definitely recommend the Boonschoft Museum for grade school and preschool age children. One thing to note, is that the food for purchase is from vending machines, so we typically leave a cooler in the car and go out and get it at lunch time (or even eat in the car). It is a smaller museum but definitely good for... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This place is not for teenagers or middle school folks. It is geared for the young children in Elementry schools who love to touch and feel and run around. Its not that big but for these young children, it is huge.

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West Carrollton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I really am not impressed with this museum and rather ashamed it's in the city I live. It is definitely overpriced for what you get. I also found it to be a little dirty and not taken care of. I will gladly drive to COSI in Columbus or wait until I'm in Cleveland for the science center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Small, but perfect for young kids. My 6yr old & 20month old both love it. Not as big as Cincy or Columbus museums, but neither is Dayton itself. Great value for the money. 3-4hours worth of activities

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