Upcoming Events & Activities

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Super Science Saturday

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

August 20
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 the Bieser Education Center classroom. Tables cannot be reserved or moved, and absolutely no decorations are permitted. Personal food/snacks are permitted in the Food Chain; 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, Bieser Education Center, 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. 113 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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August 27, 2022 | 7pm – 11pm

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EcoBASH 2022

The Boonshoft Bash is always an exciting, black-tie optional, one-night-only affair that
gives patrons a chance to fund science education throughout the coming year.

We are continuing to honor our commitment to being ecofriendly and taking responsibility for our environmental impact.
EcoBASH invites guests to join us in that pledge and to celebrate our exciting updates and bright future!

Boonshoft offers STEM education for all ages and through the amazing support of our
community, we continue to develop new and exciting programs that have a global reach.
The Boonshoft is also home to an incredible collection of historical and live (animal) collections.

Be a part of something great and help us continue creating a better future through STEM education, the preservation of our collections, and conservation outreach!

Live music will be provided by the popular band Velvet Crush!

The Boonshoft Museum EcoBash features three levels of tickets
and experiences:


6:00 p.m. – VIP* $250 per person
Special cocktail, small group behind the scenes experience, dinner, and lawn party.

7:00 p.m. – Dinner* $200 per person
Special cocktail, dinner, and lawn party.

8:00 p.m. – Lawn Party* $100 per person
Lawn party: music, finger foods, access to museum, outdoor fun with live music and games.

*Includes open bar.

Don’t forget your 50/50 Raffle Tickets! 
1 Ticket – $5
3 Tickets – $20
*Tickets available through registration page – ticket to the event not required to purchase 50/50

ABC Night at the Boonshoft Museum of Disovery

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, September 24th

RSVP - cjewell@boonshoftmuseum.org


A Time for those who need a less stimulating opportunity at our Museum

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