NYE Celebration at the Boonshoft!

December 31st
9:00p – 12:30a

Tickets: $100 per adult/$25 per kid/$75 for designated driver ticket (wrist band provided)

Ring in the New Year with the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and the Junior League of Dayton at this unique late-night celebration for adults and kids!

Guests can dance the night away in our Main Exhibit Hall, snack on tasty hors d’oeuvres provided by our brand-new Eco Eatery, grab a drink, and experience the museum at your choice of a live experience. The night will round out with a champagne toast at midnight in our Planetarium!

Need a sitter? No Problem! Our education staff and volunteers will be providing childcare. Parents will have the opportunity to enjoy all this event has to offer while knowing their kids are in a safe, educational, and exciting environment. *kids must be between the ages of 3-11 years old and parents must remain onsite*

A special Thank You to this year’s sponsors:
Dinsmore, Taft, Winsupply, Rieck, and Heidelberg

If you’re interested in sponsorship info for this incredible event supporting both missions – please contact Taylor at thoffman@boonshoftmuseum.org

The Boonshoft Museum is committed to providing the greater Dayton community with science-focused programming and fun for the entire family. Each year, the Museum will host four dates that will offer FREE admission from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. These special learning days include access to our Special Exhibitions, Space Theater Shows (limited seating available), and public programming.

2022 Dates

November 19 (Science Festival)

Be sure to read the guidelines (below) to learn more.


In order to facilitate a full day of learning that is safe and enjoyable for all, parties or groups larger than 10 may NOT convene in the Food Chain or Eco Eatery. Tables cannot be reserved or moved, and absolutely no decorations are permitted. Personal food/snacks are permitted in the Food Chain and Eco Eatery; families attending the event with groups may not bring in shared meals/food.

Additionally, due to high levels of attendance at free events, the Boonshoft Museum cannot accommodate meet-up space of any kind on Super Science Saturday. Please note that this includes group meet-ups in the Main Lobby,  Eco Eatery, and the Food Chain. All families must maintain a 6:1, child to adult ratio, and each child must be the express responsibility of at least one accompanying adult in attendance. Please note, this is not a group event, if you have a group of more than 10 or are interested in sponsoring a family night, contact 937.275.7431, ext. 136 to arrange for a private building rental. If your family group is more than 10, please call 937.275.7431 at least one week prior to the Super Science Saturday you plan on attending so the Museum can be sure your accommodations can be met. 

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ABC Night at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

You and a guest are invited to join the Dayton Society of Natural History and Jason & Tia Trimbach for a night of bourbon, cigars, and exploration at ABC at the Boonshoft Museum!

Explore the museum and experience bourbon like never before while gazing at the stars in our planetarium, experimenting in the Science Theater or discovering the
wonders of Ancient Egypt. Guests will be treated to exclusive pours from some of the best bourbon distilleries in Kentucky and have the opportunity to relax with a glass of
wine or sample a custom ale.

Grab a date or a friend and join us for a night to remember!
*Suggested minimum of a $200 donation per couple to attend, please.
All donations will support updates at SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park to help us reach our National Endowment for the Humanities Infrastructure grant goal. 

Rare tastes include Blanton’s Single Barrel, Buffalo Trace and Sazerac Rye with over 100 other bottles to choose from.
Light hors d’oeuvres and other beverage options will be served.

Limited Seating Available! 

Saturday, May 13th

RSVP - thoffman@boonshoftmuseum.org

Regular Admission applies:

Children (3-17) $11.50
Adults $14.50
Seniors (60+) $12.50
Children (under 3) Free
DSNH Members are FREE

2022 Sensory Sunday Schedule – Second Sunday of every month

  • Sunday, July 10 | 10a – 12p
  • Sunday, August 14 | 10a – 12p
  • Sunday, September 11 | 10a – 12p
  • Sunday, October 9 | 10a – 12p
  • Sunday, November 13 | 10a – 12p
  • Sunday, December 11 | 10a – 12p