Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Dayton

4.4
#3 of 11 in Museums in Dayton
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!
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  • there is something for everyone at the Museum. All ages will find fun things to do. visit animals. make crafts. water play, climbing.  more »
  • We stopped in at this nifty Dayton Museum and were pleasantly surprised by the number and variety of exhibits. The grandkids (ages 5 - 12) had plenty of fun things to do throughout (the running water ...  more »
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  • This is a great place to take young children between the ages of 2 and 8 years old. Younger and older children can certainly enjoy many of the activities, but 3-8 is the sweet spot. While many of the areas focus on science and natural history, there are also exhibits/activity centers that encourage imaginative and open-ended play, which facilitates excellent early learning opportunities. My personal favorite room is the tree house where you can watch birds. It's a wooden room that has many windows, so you feel as though you are sitting in the trees among the birds.
  • Very nice museum. Family friendly. Exhibits were clean and in good repair. The mini zoo was great! Your admission is good all day so you can leave for lunch and come back. Also includes some basic planetaruim shows.

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