CILC Home

The premier one-stop website for live, interactive learning experiences. Live, interactive learning experiences.

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

a CILC Content Provider

Content provider's logo

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.

2020-2021

2019-2020

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2012-2013

Honorable Mention

2011-2012

Honorable Mention

2009-2010

Honorable Mention

 

Programs by Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Card image cap

Animal Habitats

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...

more

Card image cap

Bubbeology Science Theater

Bubble fun goes beyond the bubble wand in this theater-style demonstration. Students learn the scientific method and basic mathematic applications, using bubbles as a medium of exploration while exploring the fantastic chemistry of bubbles! 

more

Card image cap

Creek in the Classroom

Our world is covered in water. It can be as big as an ocean or as small as a backyard creek. In this program students will get to explore a creek without stepping foot out of their classroom. Using age appropriate activities, students will learn...

more

Card image cap

Earth's Changing Surface

How do scientists know about things that lived so long ago? This program introduces geologic time and the methods paleontologist use to determine the age of fossils. 

more

Card image cap

Energy Science Theater

What is energy? How does it change? What are the different forms of energy? Students discover the answers to these questions and more through exciting large scale demonstrations. 

more

Card image cap

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...

more

Card image cap

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...

more

Card image cap

Home Scientist

Looking for easy, educational, and fun at home science experiments for your homebound class or patrons? Follow a museum educator as we learn what a scientist is and explore kitchen chemistry. Students will use what they have at home to...

more

Card image cap

Honeybees a Buzzin'

What are insects and why are they so important? Learn about insects through active investigation and discuss their characteristics and life cycle. This program will explore the domain of the marvelous honeybee to illustrate their value in our world. 

more

Card image cap

Hop, Wiggle, & Roll

Get your students moving! This fun program introduces healthy foods and activities with the goal of developing habits for a healthy body.

more

Card image cap

Journey through the Stars

Sit back, relax, and join us on a journey through the stars as one of our trained astronomers takes you on a virtual trip through our Planetarium. Discover the stars and planets visible in your backyard, right now. Take a closer look at other...

more

Card image cap

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 activities as well as demos. We can present this program...

more

Card image cap

Matter Science Theater

Matter is everywhere and makes up everything. This theater-style demonstration captivates students as they explore the different states of matter and experience transformations right before their eyes.

more

Card image cap

Meet the Animals

Get up close and personal with animals from the Boonshoft Museum's Animal Ambassadors program. Learn about their habits and behaviors during this fascinating conservation based presentation. Presentations vary and are tailored to meet age...

more

Card image cap

Mineral Detective

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 and test real mineral specimens. We can present this...

more

Card image cap

Motion Science Theater

This theater-style demonstration will bring force and motion to life. Students will watch different forces move objects in a variety of ways. Students will also investigate how forces such as friction and gravity change the motion of objects.

more

Card image cap

Paleontologist: Finding Fossil Evidence

How do scientists know about things that lived so long ago? This program introduces geologic time and the methods paleontologist use to determine the age of fossils. 

more

Card image cap

Science Tools and Measurement

Is a hammer the right tool to use to eat spaghetti? Can you fit more beans in a beaker or a graduated cylinder? In this workshop, students will be introduced to measurement units and how the right tools help us to do a job safely and well...

more

Card image cap

Storm Center

Join the Boonshoft team to study the water cycle and examine the sun and discover its relationship to energy and weather. This program will feature the exhibit, Science on a Sphere. 

more

Card image cap

Storybook STEM

Bring The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Mix It Up to life with hands-on activities for your students. Follow a museum educator as we ask questions, explore and make observations, and learn about color mixing and engineering together. Students will...

more

More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Casandra Melke   education@boonshoftmuseum.org
2600 DeWeese Parkway
Dayton OH 45414
9372757431125
United States

http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Boonshoft Museum of Discovery cover:

STEM
Social Studies/History
Mathematics
Sciences
Special Needs
Standards

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."