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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery  provides 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.

2021-2022

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

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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! 

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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. 

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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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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. 

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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...

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

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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.

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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...

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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. 

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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...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Jordan Utterback   jutterback@boonshoftmuseum.org
2600 Deweese Pkwy
Dayton OH - Ohio 45414
9372757431125
United States

http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Boonshoft Museum of Discovery cover:

Culture
Sciences
Social Studies/History
STEM

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

On Mineral Detective 
"This is a specific set of skills and content that I'm not as well versed in. So it's good to have an expert guide my students through the lesson!"

On Matter Box 
"We do this every year for our second graders and are all (students and teachers alike) huge fans of the program. The students are always engaged and the teachers love how they get an opportunity to not only dive into some hands-on science but also see the "why" behind it all. Such an amazing opportunity for them!"

On Environmental Science: The Science of Oil Spill Recovery
"The provider sent up a fantastic kit of materials so that the groups could do the investigations along with the presenter. Excellent session about the environment and some solutions to a global issue."