The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield encompasses everything your family loves about science, history, art, biology, and more! Featuring 20,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, our expanded location has entertaining and educational adventures for people of all ages.

From traveling exhibitions and do-it-yourself experimentation, to ancient historical artifacts, the Boonshoft Museum will cultivate curiosity and take your family on a science-filled adventure.

Professional staff from the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery conduct daily public programs that supplement featured exhibitions and take learning to a whole new level. From exploring preschool science and story time, to meeting live animals, daily public programs are a staple feature of every visitor's experience at the Museum.

Exhibit Challenge
Each day during the Exhibit Challenge we will highlight one of our seven learning spaces with inquiry-based activities that encourage you to investigate the "why and how" behind everything! Play the recycling game, test your senses, or delve into color mixing---this and so much more awaits when you take the Exhibit Challenge! Are you ready?!

Marker Space – "Ignite"
Ignite we explore a variety of do-it-yourself activities you can tinker with, repurpose and upcycle to explore an idea, learn a skill and create something all your own. Every day members of the BMDS Education Staff offer fun DIY activities for all ages.
Set your creativity on fire in Ignite!

Meet the Animals – Tuesday
Guests to the Museum will meet live animals and discover its unique characteristics during Animal Talks. Animal Talks are presented by the BMD Live Animals Department. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to get an up close look at our animal friends.

Imagine Story Time – Saturday & Sunday
The Imagine Storytime brings stories to life. Come along with members of the BMDS Education Staff in a program that combines fiction with science to create a one-of-a-kind experience for all ages, from 0 – 95 and beyond. Let your imagination soar during The Imagine Storytime.

Science Ala Carte
Science Ala Carte is an exciting program where we bring the science to you. Every day members of the BMDS Education Staff offer fun interactive activities and demonstrations for all ages.

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield in the Upper Valley Mall
1475 Upper Valley Pike
Springfield, OH 45504

Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, noon - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Monday

General Admission
Children (3-16): $4.50
Adults: $6.50
Children under 3 and members are FREE.