Toddler Time, Dinosaur Edition!

April 7 | April 15| April 17 | May 8

9:15a | 10:00a

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery invites families with children ages 3 and under to our special Toddler Time programs!

Parents and their children will get an opportunity to engage with dinosaur-themed activities such as dressing like a paleontologist and building their own dinosaur!

There will be 2 times per day to participate in this 30-minute program, 9:15AM and 10:00AM. You only need to register for one.

Spots are limited, so registration for this special program is required.

Cost is per person.
$10 for non-members | $5 for members
Admission to the museum for the day included for non-members.

Calling All Educators!

Join us for our FREE Eclipse Workshops where we provide a step-by-step guide on how to incorporate solar eclipse safety and science into your classroom.

April 3 & 5

Registration links coming soon!

In partnership with:

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.

2023 Dates:

April 22
August 5
November 18 (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. 

Proudly Sponsored By:

ABC Night at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Saturday, May 13, 2023

RSVP - thoffman@boonshoftmuseum.org

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!

Set in our brand-new Bieser Room of Wonders, explore over 500 collections items in our largest exhibition to date while sipping on tastes of exclusive and rare bourbons curated by Jason. The rest of the museum will be open for guests to tour; beer, wine, and light hors d’oeuvres provided by our Eco Eatery will be available.

Grab a date or a friend and join us for a night to remember!

*Suggested minimum of a $150 donation per couple to attend, please.
All donations will support our mission to display Dayton’s Dinosaur in full – our very own Hadrosaur fossil. 

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! 

Save the Date!

August 26, 2023

2023 Sensory Sunday Schedule – Second Sunday of every month

  • Sunday, March 12 | 10a – 12p
  • Sunday, May 14 | 10a – 12p
  • Sunday, June 11 | 10a – 12p
  • Sunday, July 9 | 10a – 12p
  • Sunday, August 13 | 10a – 12p
  • Sunday, September 10 | 10a – 12p
  • Sunday, October 15 | 10a – 12p
  • Sunday, November 12 | 10a – 12p
  • Sunday, December 10 | 10a – 12p

Regular Admission applies:

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

2023 Dates Museum will be CLOSED!

  • Sunday, April 9 – Easter Holiday
  • Saturday, August 26Eco Bash Annual Fundraiser
  • Thursday, November 23 – Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Sunday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
  • Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day
  • Sunday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve
  • Monday, January 1, 2024 – New Year’s Day