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!


General Information


Summer Hours: April–November
Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-5:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Winter Hours: December–March
Closed except for special events or by appointment. View calendar.
Call 937.268.8199 to schedule your group visit or field trip.


Adults $7.00
Seniors (60+) $6.00
Student (6–17) $6.00
Children under 6 and Members are free

Blue Star Museum

SunWatch is proud to participate in the annual Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission to active duty military and their families throughout the summer months. Learn more.



Sunwatch is located off I-75, a few minutes south of downtown Dayton. Take exit 51 off I-75. Go West on Edwin C. Moses Blvd., which becomes Nicholas Rd. after you cross Dryden Rd./South Broadway St. intersection. Cross South Broadway and turn left (West River Road). SunWatch is one mile south on West River Road. To find us with Google Maps Click here.

SunWatch Map

From April through November, SunWatch is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays. Museum Store and Village close at 4:30 p.m., indoor museum and video accessible until 5:00 p.m.

SunWatch is closed on Mondays and from December through March, except for special events or scheduled appointments. SunWatch is also closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.