As much as I’m loving this fall weather, I’ve been really bummed about all the rain lately! Wanting to get my little guy out of the house (and for my own sanity, let’s be honest), we headed up to the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery recently. If you’ve never been there, it’s absolutely a must-do with your kids!
Admission can be a little on the pricey side. I paid $13 for my son and I to visit. (Kids under age 3 are free.) Here are their prices:
Children (3-16) $10.00
Seniors (60+) $11.00
Children under 3 and members are FREE.
Many other moms I know have purchased memberships if they have multiple children, especially over age 3. It really pays for itself after a few visits! Click HERE for more information on their membership program.
The museum offers 94,000 square feet of fun and entertainment, and areas are divided into age-appropriate sections and specific topics:
As soon as we entered, Dylan jumped right into the fun. He spotted the big tower of balls right away…
Then crawled through the maze of shipping boxes…
He pretended to be an archaeologist in the “dig pit”…
And then he found his FAVORITE part of the whole museum – the HUGE water table! He could have spent all day there, and I can’t blame him. It was pretty awesome. They even offer smocks and hand dryers near the station! There is so much to play with and explore here, and the water table is very long, replicating a river that flows throughout most of the first floor space. So cool!
He really loved the pretend canal locks and toy boats…
There were two yellow slides, one just right for him, and another one that was two stories tall!
And everywhere you turned, there were fun things to play and experiment with…
My little scientist!
Another favorite feature that Dylan LOVED was the big Rumpke Recycling truck! After putting “trash” in the side of the truck, kids can pull a lever in the back and watch it fall out the back into a recycling bin. We did this over and over and OVER again. The truck is even designed with working horn and lights. So cute!
Dylan even got to pet a turtle while we were there!
There was definitely SO much more to see at the museum, and I know we probably missed about half of all the great things they have to offer. (You know how toddlers go… They have a very SHORT window of opportunity for fun before they get cranky and hungry!) We were only there for about an hour, but I plan to go back and see more fun exhibits again soon. We are seriously considering joining as a family member to take advantage of all the great things Boonshoft has to offer. Dylan still occasionally asks me, “Go to Boon-sof?” It’s seriously adorable. And hard to say “no” when I know what a great place it is! We’ll go back again soon, buddy. Especially with the weather getting colder, I can see us going there a LOT in the winter to keep things fun and keep us all from going insane at the house.
If you’ve always wondered about the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, I hope you’ve learned a little more about it from this post! Let me know what YOU love about this place, too! 🙂