Hours/Admission Cost

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Visit FAQs and Discounts


Children (3-12) $12.00
Adults $15.00
Seniors (60+) $13.00
Children (2 and under) Free
DSNH Members are FREE
  Remember! Members must present ID with their membership card during every visit.

  • The Boonshoft Museum is committed to providing a safe environment for all guests; children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18+) at all times.
  • The Boonshoft Museum accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX, and personal checks with proper ID

Simple Circuits | December 16, 17 & 23

Join us inside the Do Lab for a hands-on science activity as we explore simple circuits. Participants to this program will learn about electricity, circuits, and get firsthand experience building a logic gate. Attendees can stay for part or the whole time-frame. These programs are free with museum admission.

9+ years old
There will be a maximum of 16 participants per program.
Because of the limited space in the Do Lab, we ask there to be no strollers please.

December 16 | 17 | 23
1:00pm to approximately 1:45pm, depending on how much fun we are having. Each program is the same.

Participants will meet in the education lobby at 1:00pm where we will make our way over into the Do Lab.

December Daily Programs Schedule


Do Lab
3:30 – Polymer Time
Keeper Talk
2:30 – Animal Encounter
4:00 – Otter Talk

1:00 – One World, One Sky
2:00 – Live: The Sky Tonight
3:00 – SpacePark 360
4:00 – Dinosaurs: A Story of Survival

Science Theater
1:30 – Chemical Reactions

Mon - Fri

Do Lab
2:00 – Calcium Chloride Reaction
Keeper Talk
2:30 – Animal Encounter
4:00 – Otter Talk

10:00 – One World One Sky 
1:00 – Live: The Sky Tonight
3:00 – Dinosaurs: A Story of
Science Theater
12:00 – Amazing Science 
Toddler Exploration
11:00 – Dino-Themed Baskets


Do Lab
11:00 – Polymer Time

Keeper Talk
2:30 – Animal Encounter
4:00 – Otter Talk

11:00 – One World One Sky
1:00 – Live: The Sky Tonight
3:00 – Dinosaurs: A Story of
Science Theater
12:00 – Amazing Science
2:00 – Chemical Reactions

Check out ourWinter Wonderland Photo Booth!Located on the second floor near the Main Exhibit Hall and upstairs restrooms.

Make sure you share on social & use the hashtag #bearymerry

Happy Holidays from

Winter Laser Series | January 5 - February 10

Join us in 2024 for our winter laser show series!

Shows are Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:30p & 8:00p. $6 Members | $9 Nonmembers.

Such a fun experience for the little ones!! Not only are allowed to just be kids and play, everything they touch is educational! We will definitely be coming back!
Alaina Robinson
Great place for kids and adults, lots of interesting and educational exhibits, hands-on activities for children of all ages. All in a beautiful setting with a planetarium, and even a live animal area.
Valerie Fidder
Had a great time here very clean and lots for kids to do!.
Destiny Jade

Some of our Sponsors

The Jesse and Caryl Philips Foundation
Kettering Family Philanthropies
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin G. Bieser, Jr.

The Berry Family Foundation 


Our brand new Eco-Eatery is NOW OPEN! We are excited to announce that we've added an eco-friendly café to our second floor. Located right outside the Treehouse. Open daily!

Bieser Room of Wonder

A complete transformation of the Bieser Discovery Center has been completed on the first floor of the museum. The final step in a multi-year project to better display more artifacts from our 1.8 million object collection. Come and see what we have to offer!

The Bees have Returned

Honeybees are back at the Boonshoft! Thanks to a sponsorship from Scherzinger Pest Control, the observation beehive in the treehouse. Honeybees play an invaluable role in our lives through pollinating many agricultural crops and native plants.

Upgrades at SunWatch

We won the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant to help with a multi-year project that has begun the construction phase in 2022. Through a matching grant for capital improvements by the National Endowment for the Humanities, we are making some much needed updates to the SunWatch Interpretive Center!

It takes a village - and every little bit helps!

Every dollar we receive will go toward our NEH Matching Grant that will help us make SunWatch more accessible. This will allow us to engage and inspire even more families in our community by providing high-quality, interactive educational opportunities that enrich the lives of children and adults.