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“grandkids? this is an excellent membership to have!”

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Ranked #9 of 70 things to do in Dayton
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Boonshoft Museum is the premier destination for family learning in the Miami Valley. It is a natural history museum, science center, children's museum, planetarium, observatory and zoo!
Reviewed March 22, 2013

All nine of our grandkids live outside of Ohio. We have a grandparents membership at this museum. Without fail each visit to Grandma's they are asking to go here. We find there is always something new each visit. The adults in the family also enjoy learning something new with each visit! As an "older" person (70) I appriciate the placement of seats to watch my grandkids as they explore the afternoons away when I tire out. Congratulations, Dayton for having such a high quality children's museum! Best value for our money that we spend on our grandkids!

1  Thank kew707
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"live animals"
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"all ages"
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"climbing area"
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"water table"
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"planetarium shows"
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"the water play area"
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"hands on activities"
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"great place for kids"
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"mini zoo"
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"small animals"
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"pack a lunch"
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"family membership"
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"rainy day"
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"little bit of everything"
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"interactive exhibits"
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

There is something here for everyone in your group! The tree house is great... I climb in it with the kids and have fun... you can't go wrong here!

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

this is one of my nephews favorite places to go. he always asks to go when he is in town. not too expensive and you can stay all day. great for a winter day when the kids are restless.

1  Thank HappyTravler_9
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

As a member, I take my grand-kids to this wonderful fun place where education and learning are placed at the forefront. With two floors and a number of interesting galleries, including a class room called the tree house, a small zoo containing Ohio wildlife, and sky shows, Boonshoft should not be missed. Kids learn and have a hands on experience with those parts of our life that we experience on a daily basis. Our legal system, a grocery store, recycling our waste, the judicial system, taking care of our pets, and creating renewable energy are some of these experiences. Kids can also check out a variety of live bugs and a large python. Learn about mummies, and other cultural experiences.

1  Thank Kent S
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Our family has been to Boonshoft a handful of times and the visits are never the same. Great way to spend the day on a rainy day, cold day, hot day...simply ANY day!

1  Thank Angela_45869
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