2301 W. River Road
Dayton, OH 45417
(937) 268-8199


9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday: noon-5:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Closed except for special events or by appointment.Call 937.268.8199 to book your group visit or field trip!

Closed: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter

General Admission

Adults $7.00
Seniors (60+) $6.00
Students (6-17) $6.00
Members are always Free!




Membership to the Dayton Society of Natural History, which includes unlimited FREE admission to Fort Ancient, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park and the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, as well as free or reduced admission to more than 300 museums, zoos and aquariums around the county, is a great value! 

Learn more about the benefits of a Dayton Society of Natural History membership and start your year of learning today.

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Use your Dayton Society of Natural History membership card for reciprocal or reduced rates to over 300 institutions worldwide. Each institution has its own policy, so call the institution you plan on visiting to find out your free or reduced reciprocal benefits.  

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If you have misplaced your card and need a new one right away, or if you have a question about your expiration date, or you have a specific situation in your family, please refer to our frequently asked questions for members.


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Whether or not you are a member, we welcome volunteers ages 18 and up, including many enthusiastic Senior Citizens. We have volunteer opportunities that fit your interests and availability.

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