Our Trip to the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery- Dayton, Ohio

Back in February, our Church organized a little day trip for the families with young children to have a play day at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton, Ohio. I had heard of it, but I didn't know much prior to our visit. With the boys being 3 and 1, I wasn't sure whether they'd be cooperative and/or if there would even be exhibits conducive to their ages. I was so pleasantly surprised with how well the museum catered to kids of all ages- the pre-teens were having just as much fun as my toddlers! The entire afternoon was such a blast and I just had to share a few photos from our day.

Our first stop was to the planetarium. The kids wiggled and squirmed through a half hour show, but for the most part, did pretty well. Obviously, all of the astronomy talk was over their head, but they had fun cuddling with Mommy and Daddy.

After the planetarium, we headed to the main, open play area. There was a large playground with ropes, slides, and tunnels. My boys particularly enjoyed the little row boat and water table that was geared toward younger kids.

From there, we headed upstairs to see their super cute exhibits. They had a little grocery store, nursery, veterinarian, pizza parlor and more! Charlie's absolute favorite was the recycling exhibit. He hopped into the recycling truck and stayed there for about an hour. We pretty much had to drag him away.

Next stop on our list was to the Discovery Zoo! We saw birds, bats, and snakes, but our obvious favorite part were the otters!

If you live in Southwest Ohio and have kids, the Boonshoft Museum is a must-visit! I'm so happy we finally got to see what all the fuss was about and we will definitely be making more trips back this summer. Two months later and Charlie is still talking about his day at the museum!

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