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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 24 Attractions in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Dayton, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
32 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Dayton, Ohio
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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery was a very pleasant surprise. We'd heard of it, and one day,the kids were with us and we decided to drive an hour south and check this place out. What fun! There's something to discover around every corner, education in its best form: fun!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Boonshoft is awesome! We first took the boys at 2 and they love it even more now at 4. Soo much to see and do.... Go first thing in the morning to avoid crowds. If you have a zoo membership you get 1/2 off reciprocity.... Totally worth it! For the price, I've never seen another children's museum like it!!

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Dayton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great place for children and family. We have a family membership for our grand-daughter. on week-ends we ask where she wants to go........ "Boonshoft" is the auto answer. Very educational, interactive, and changing. Many the observatory and projection theater are outstanding. Interactive activities going on everyday, not just weekends. Sometimes my wife and I go without her (Don't tell her... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My daughter loved all the different levels of exhibits. Always changing areas of interest and good to return.

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Pearisburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Educational activities for the kids. Learn about the solar system and see some small animals that are native to the area. The best way to enjoy it is to purchase a yearly family/grandparents membership so you can come back to enjoy it as often as you and your children or grandchildren want to.

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