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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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2600 DeWeese Pkwy
Dayton, OH 45414 United States
http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org

November 2016

Dayton Regional Science Festival

November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
free

The Boonshoft Museum invites families to explore and entire day of STEM fun at the Boonshoft Museum. Local businesses, organizations,…

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February 2017

Valentine’s Evening Under the Stars

February 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$30

Two Show Times! 6:00 p.m. OR 8:00 p.m. Share the stars with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day at the Boonshoft…

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March 2017

Eureka: Sip, Savor, Science‎

March 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$80 – $95

Join us on a genetic journey of discovery during this one-of-a-kind adult evening at the Museum! With surprises around every…

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Super Science Saturday Presents March Math-ness! Boonshoft Museum Hosts Free Day For Visitors

March 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
FREE

DAYTON, OHIO – FEBRUARY 1, 2017 – The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery hosts Super Science Saturday on March 18, 2017,…

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April 2017

GeekFest Arrives at the Boonshoft Museum – Nerd Invasion Imminent

April 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will host GeekFest for the third year on Friday, April 28, 2017, from 6:00 pm…

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June 2017

Pop Art Tour

June 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join New York pop artist Michael Albert at the Museum for his Pop Art Tour! Discover this unique form of…

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July 2017

Celebrate Red White and Boonshoft

July 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  Celebrate Red White and Boonshoft On Tuesday, July 4 from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., the Boonshoft Museum will host…

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Red White & Boonshoft

July 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for this indoor/outdoor Fourth of July celebration! Enjoy the best indoor fireworks display in town, along with explosive…

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August 2017

Super Science Saturday: Solar Eclipse

August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Monday, August 21, 2017, North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun! Get ready for this…

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Solar Eclipse Watch Party

August 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will occur -- and we are lucky enough to catch part of…

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2017 Educator Open House

August 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Calling all educators--tonight is your night! Come see what the Boonshoft Museum, SunWatch, and Fort Ancient have to offer you…

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September 2017

Boonshoft Bash

September 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

This annual museum fundraiser offers cocktails, hors d'oeurves, and a seated dinner followed by dancing to live music with This…

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October 2017

Giants of Science

October 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - October 15, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

From Rachel Carson and Nikola Tesla to Albert Einstein and Jane Goodall, the Boonshoft Museum's educators are inspired by great…

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Sensory Sunday

October 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's NEW Sensory Sunday program* offers extended hours for local families who could benefit from a…

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The Boonshoft Museum Unveils a Giant Leap for Mankind with Beyond Earth: The Exploration of Space

October 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$3 – $60

DAYTON, OHIO – September 21, 2017 – Space, the Final Frontier; the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery blasts off into full…

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ChemFest 2017

October 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - October 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Go beyond beakers and get out of the lab for this year's ChemFest: Chemistry Rocks! Explore the world of geochemistry…

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Celebrate Bat Week 2017

October 27, 2017 @ 2:15 pm - October 28, 2017 @ 11:15 am

Come face-to-face with an Egyptian fruit bat on the new stage of the Discovery Zoo Vet Hospital! Bats are often…

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Sloth Day Celebration

October 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Spend time in a virtual rainforest with Patience, as the planetarium is transformed into a sloth habitat. This one-time, 30-minute…

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November 2017

Dayton Regional Science Festival

November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
-

The Boonshoft invites families to explore with an entire day of STEM fun at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Local…

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January 2018

Frankenfest

January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us as we dive into science inspired by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein! From electricity to robotics, public programs throughout the…

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Frankenfest

January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us as we dive into science inspired by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein! From electricity to robotics, public programs throughout the…

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Frankenfest

January 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us as we dive into science inspired by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein! From electricity to robotics, public programs throughout the…

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Science Cinema: Moana

January 19, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Join our Astronomy staff for the first of three Science Cinema dates in 2018 that will also include Minions (February)…

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February 2018

Hedgehog Day

February 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:15 am

Join us in the Museum's Education Lobby for a grand weather prognostication during the Museum's annual Groundhog Hedgehog Day celebration.…

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Valentine’s Evening Under the Stars

February 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Share the stars with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery! Enjoy a romantic evening in…

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Valentine’s Evening Under the Stars

February 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Share the stars with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery! Enjoy a romantic evening in…

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Science Cinema: Minions

February 16, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Join our Astronomy staff for the second of three Science Cinema dates in 2018* that will conclude with The Incredibles…

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Sensory Sunday

February 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's NEW Sensory Sunday program offers extended hours for local families who could benefit from a…

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March 2018

Eureka! Pick Your Poison

March 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
$50 – $75

Fables about poison, potions, and magic abound in cultures around the world, capturing the imagination and providing cautionary tales to…

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Science Cinema: The Incredibles

March 16, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Join our Astronomy staff for the final Science Cinema showing for 2018! Take a quick look at the science behind…

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Where Do Our Constellations Come From?

March 16, 2018 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

There are 88 constellations widely used today, and the popular view is that they were largely invented by the ancient…

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Super Science Saturday: Go Green

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gear up for Earth Day 2018! Join us from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. for a day of programs dedicated to…

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April 2018

Sensory Sunday

April 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's NEW Sensory Sunday program offers extended hours for local families who could benefit from a…

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GeekFest (Friday)

April 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gamers, cosplayers, steampunkers, geeks, Trekkies, and nerds unite! Join us for an entire evening of costume contests, vendors, demos, board…

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GeekFest-Trekkies, Cosplayers, and Nerds, Oh My!

April 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on April 21, 2018 at 9:00am

$20

On Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, 2018, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will host the fourth annual GeekFest…

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GeekFest: Family Day (Saturday)

April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Calling all geeklets and aspiring nerds! Join us for a reprise of the popular Friday night event at this family-friendly…

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May 2018

LIVE Astronomy Virtual Reality Program

May 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

Unleash your inner astronaut to explore the universe during this virtual reality experience! Participants will assemble their Google Cardboard VR…

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Pink Floyd: Special Effects Show

May 18, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

It's a double-header in the planetarium! Join our Astronomy Department for a night of spectacular visuals and music, with three…

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September 2018

PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 36

September 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

PechaKucha is a quarterly idea-sharing party and networking event for adults in Dayton, Ohio since 2009. Each presenter will share…

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Native Plant Workshop

September 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Do a good deed, all while learning how to choose native plants for your own back yard! Join Master Gardeners…

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October 2018

Planetarium Concert: Ian Ethan Case & Don Ross

October 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$15 – $20

Fly through nebulae, galaxies, and landscapes as you experience the live musical performances of internationally-renowned Canadian guitarist/composer Don Ross and…

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December 2018

Sloth Encounter

December 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Spend time in a virtual rainforest with Patience, as the planetarium is transformed into a sloth habitat. This 30-minute program…

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January 2019

Lunar Eclipse Watch Party

January 20 @ 10:00 pm - January 21 @ 10:00 pm

Join the Astronomy Department at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery on January 20 for a celebration of the SUPER BLOOD…

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February 2019

Valentine’s Evening Under the Stars

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on February 15, 2019 at 8:00pm

$30

Share the stars with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery! Enjoy a romantic evening in…

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Valentine’s Evening Under the Stars

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 15, 2019 at 8:00pm

$30

Share the stars with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery! Enjoy a romantic evening in…

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