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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and our sister site Sunwatch Archaeological Park provide interactive science and cultural learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world. The Boonshoft Museum houses an AZA accredited zoo, a family science center, over one million items in natural history and geology collections, and a planetarium.





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Programs by Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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Animal Homes

In this program, students will discover the different kinds of habitats that animals live in throughout the planet.  During the program, residents of our Discovery Zoo will be introduced, and students will explore the natural habitats of these...


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Environmental Science: the science of oil spill recovery

Join us as we explore the Gulf Oil Spill or Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We will study how the oil spill happened, the attempts to contain it and how the oil was recovered. We will also briefly compare to a land spill and discuss animals...


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Historic Native Cultures of North America

Native peoples living in different parts of North America developed many different ways of living. A Museum anthropologist will display material goods of these native peoples to compare the everyday lives of Inuit, people of the Northwest Coast...


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Matter Box

Matter, matter, everywhere! Students' minds will be captivated as they explore different states of matter, and the ways these states can change. This program includes presenter lead hands-on demonstrations as well as demos.


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Rocks and Minerals

Become a mineral specialist by identifying characteristics like hardness and streak. Students will discover the many uses and purposes of the Earth's geological wonders while getting to touch real mineral specimens.


More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo


Robin Ramsey
2600 DeWeese Parkway
Dayton OH 45414
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Boonshoft Museum of Discovery cover:

Social Studies/History
Special Needs

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

On the "Native American Cultures" Class. . .

"The students enjoyed the class very much. The instructor hit on and reinforced Ideas that we have talked about, while providing new information and visuals that I do not have at my disposal."

On teacher inservice. . .
"I would like to thank you for our VFT with Boonshoft. Our Science teachers--who are generally a pretty tough crowd--really liked it. They immediately saw all of the possibilities of both our technology and your museum. You all made this professional development day one of the best we've had."