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Boonshoft Museum Of Discovery

2600 DeWeese Parkway

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is to be the premier regional provider of interactive science 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. To preserve, protect, and enhance the Museum’s anthropology, geology, paleontology, and biology collections, and to make these collections available for exhibition, education, and research purposes.

Vision Statement:
Our Vision is to be the premier regional provider of interactive learning experiences which enrich the lives of children of all ages, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote deeper understanding of the world.


Ember Murray

Monday, May 7, 2018
My daughter was part of a small school group that went and I got to take her class. There where ages 5-11 that went. The whole school for it a fun place. The museum had made learning for through Hands on displays. There was anything from animal science. To learning about the Stars.. the gentleman that too us through the plants was"Steve" did a wonderful job keeping it fun!

Jared Springer

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
If you are looking for something and educational without seeming like you are at a educational center this is the place. There is a very large amount of activities held throughout the day that allow you to have hands on experiences with the staff. There is such a wide range of things to do under one roof. No matter what you or your child is interested in you will be able to find it here. And beyond the fun you will have here the staff is amazing. They are willing to answer any question your child might have and will go above and beyond to make sure you are having a great experience. It gets very busy in the afternoon, I would suggest trying to be there when then open, this will allow you the time to see more as the number of people in attendance grows in the afternoon.

Josh Rawlins

Monday, April 2, 2018
A great place for kids! this is a very Hands-On and informational place to take kids. They seem to have everything from planets all the way down to insects. Each room has something new to discover, with Hands On Learning Adventures in each room. it's a very fun way for kids to learn. Make sure and take time to see a movie in the Dome Theater they have. Very awesome movies that keep both kids and adults entertained the whole time!

Manfred Schreyer

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Great place for kids and adults together. A lot of science and nature for the kids to explore and learn. Everything is hands on, including petting star fish and a beautiful butterfly and bird viewing room. I would recommend a visit here any chance you get to let the kids explore and run some energy off!

Beef 15

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Stopped in to let our preschool child burn some energy on a long road trip, worked like a charm, but he didn't want to leave. Large multi-level play area, many interactive science displays, several well designed animal displays. Seemed to me best suited for kids under about 10 or 12 at the oldest. Pretty busy for midday on a weekday. We have a zoological club membership that got us a discount, full price is a bit steep for three people.

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