Behind the STEAM | An Inside Look at Boonshoft

Date: 5/2/2024
Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, located in Dayton, OH, is a family-friendly Natural History and Children’s Museum, Science Center, AZA-Accredited Zoo, and Planetarium!

We will be offering a packed afternoon of fun hands-on, interactive, behind the scenes programs highlighting each of our many parts. All programs are included in general admission! Pre-registration is not required, but advance general admission tickets can be found on our website:

Our zoo team will be bringing out some of our guest-favorite, behind-the-scenes critters for live Keeper Talks and hosting live demonstrations in our Hornbill, Bat Eared Fox, and Otter habitats.

The education team will provide hands-on science experiments in our Do Lab and explosive demonstrations in the Science Theater.

The Planetarium will have shows running throughout the event and Collections will be providing behind the scenes looks in our Paleo Lab where we are actively articulating several dinosaur fossils.

Schedule of events:

12:00-5:00p – Behind-the-Scenes Encounters in the Paleo Lab
12:00 – Kick off in the Planetarium with SpacePark360
12:30 – Science Theater Show
1:00 – Discovery Table Hands-On Activity
1:00 – Live: The Sky Tonight in our Planetarium
1:30 – Keeper Talk on the Zoo Vet Stage
1:30 – Do Lab – Hands-On Science
2:00 – Artifact Encounter with our Collections Department
2:00 – Dinosaurs: A Story of Survival in our Planetarium
2:30 – Keeper Talk on the Zoo Vet Stage
3:00 – Live: The Sky Tonight in our Planetarium
3:00 – Hornbill Happenings and Fox Fun in our Discovery Zoo
3:30 – Science Theater Show
4:00 – Otter Talk outside the River Otter Habitat
4:00 – SpacePark360 in our Planetarium
4:30 – Outdoor Science in the Amphitheater

Price: Free with admission.
Registration: No registration required
Parking Information: Free parking lot.

Host Information:

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

2600 Deweese Pkwy, Dayton, OH 45414

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