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Field Trip! Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

FIELD TRIP!
We're going to head out to the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery (www.boonshoftmuseum.org) in Dayton, Ohio on Sunday, September 15th. The museum is similar to COSI (a bit smaller), with the additional of a small zoo, a mummy, and a dome-shaped Space Theater (additional charge for some shows in the dome).

For those of us that wish to carpool, we will start gathering at the Sycamore Street Kroger parking lot (MAP) at 10:30, departing at 11:00. Update: not renting a van, as there didnt seem to be much need.  Still meeting in parking lot with blue Honda civic in case people would like to follow us.  I'll be parking on the far south end of the lot in as empty area of the lot as I can, so people can find me.

NOTE: If you wish to carpool in the rented van, you need to RSVP by Monday, September 9th to give advance notice so we can rent a smaller van if there's less need. If you RSVP after the 9th and space is available you may still be able to ride in the van. Anyone not tagging along in the van is still encouraged to carpool with others if desired.

The Boonshoft museum is open from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults, $9.00 for Children. If you are a member of the Columbus Zoo or COSI, there is a discount on admission. There is no cost for parking.  There is an eating area with vending machines, but there is not a full service cafeteria.

Contact Info: Jamie Nichols 

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  • Kim B

    Had a great time. Wish we had a chance to hang out with everyone more, but my kids were busy exploring.

    September 16, 2013

  • Jamie N.

    Some of us are here (Margaret, Jeff, Joy, Myself) and hanging out outside.

    September 15, 2013

  • Kim B

    We are running late. We are on our way but will be about 30 min late I think. We will find you guys in boonshoft

    September 15, 2013

  • Kim B

    We are coming but will meet you guys at the museum

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so sorry you guys but I will not be able to attend this field trip. Hopefully Hugo and I will be able to make the next one. Have fun!

    September 14, 2013

  • Robert H.

    Darn, it turns out we aren't gonna be able to go. I really wanted to go but we won't have time. :(

    September 10, 2013

  • Joy G.

    I would recommend bringing a lunch or eating somewhere along the way because there aren't any restaurants that I know of near the museum (could be wrong - but we had trouble finding food one time and wound up scrounging from the vending machines. This museum has enough to interest the very young up to at least 5th grade... the space theater and science on a sphere may be of interest to teens/pre-teens. If you schedule it right, your kids can also participate in a do-lab where they get to conduct actual experiments. Check out the event calendar on the Boonshoft website (http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org) for these. Here's the direct link to the exhibits to give you an idea of what this museum has to offer - http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org/exhibits/permanent-exhibits Can't wait to see everyone :-)

    September 8, 2013

  • Melissa BlackLilly P.

    I want to RSVP yes, but having an autistic child, often plans have to be changed at the last minute.

    August 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Melissa, I absolutely understand what you are saying. My two year old Hugo is non-verbal autistic as well and a plan can change at a moments notice (even the most well laid plans). I really hope I get a chance to see you on this trip if you can make it out. :)

      September 1, 2013

    • Melissa BlackLilly P.

      I hope so too. We will probably drive separate, and maybe even get my Mom to come!

      September 1, 2013

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