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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Address: 2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton, OH (Formerly Dayton Museum of Discovery)
Phone Number: 937.275.7431
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Ranked #9 of 25 Attractions in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Every time I take my two boys here they are sick 5 days later. The exhibits are never updated or cleaned. Very few things work inside. Yet the prices are extremely high for what you get in return. They call the animal area a "zoo" however there are less then 10 visible animals most days. This whole place needs a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We usually buy a season pass for the family and get great use out of it. The price for a pass is extremely reasonable. The little kids (ages 5 and 7) love it. The oldest (11) gets bored. PlAnetarium is fun. Great for younger kids.

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Dayton, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We have been here a few times in the past couple of years. The kids always have a great time. Highlight of their visits are the water area and the climbing area. I wish they updated it a little more. I feel like it hasnt changed much in the past 10 years!

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Sidney, Ohio
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116 reviews 116 reviews
39 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great way to do something with the kids that is a little different. It is smaller than the museums in Cincinnati or Columbus but it is close and is large enough to entertain and educate the kids.

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Dayton, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I visited with my teens. I think it's overpriced in that we saw everything in an hour or two. Its perfect for toddlers to jr high. Most exhibits were closed off or worn out and there was definitely someone with a dirty diaper. We spent more time in places with little or no kids. I wish they had a tends... More 

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Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
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232 reviews 232 reviews
34 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visited with my son, daughter in law and grand daughter. What a nice place to spend a few hours; lots of fun stuff for the little ones to do. Live animals are fun to look at; otters and meerkats, too!

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Dayton, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The museum has lots of fun things for young children to explore. There were hands on activities and even an instructor led project! This is best suited for 5-10 year olds. But fun can be had at any age!

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Took my grandaughters there had a great time lots of educational and inneractive displays for the kids .Fun time for all

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Dayton, Oh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This museum has a lot to offer but my grandkids think the three story play house is the most fun. I love the laser shows in the planetarium. A live animal area is always a hit. There is just such a variety of things to do! Only warning...the play place starts on the main floor and kids can climb the... More 

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