As the holiday season wraps up and winter moves in, it is fun to reflect upon the many ways our members and their guests have shared their lives and celebrations with us here at the Boonshoft, SunWatch, and Fort Ancient. Aside from daily trips to just be at the museum, members can rent any of our three sites to celebrate these special moments in their lives.
The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery hosts birthday parties on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm-3pm. The generous birthday package starts with sharing the day at the museum with 50 of your child’s friends and family members and a private room for celebrating in. Enhance your day by adding on one of our add-on options, like a private planetarium show or lego bin. Is your child interested in animals and their welfare? They can host an Adopt an Animal Party and sponsor one of our Discovery Zoo Residents. And for the older child, a gift of the Junior Zookeeper experience or Adoption at one of our higher levels of sponsorship just might spark that lifelong love of veterinary science!
Make sure to get a jump on that birthday planning, because parties book 6-8 weeks in advance!
One of the special things about being an institution since 1958 is that generations of children and adults have made their way through our doors. Many of these children grow into adults with fond memories of their time here and want to incorporate that into their next big milestone, weddings! The Boonshoft and Sunwatch are both excellent wedding venues for ceremonies and receptions. Each wedding couple brings its own unique story to share with us. Sometimes it’s the memory of a treasured family member who used to bring them here. Some of our couples met each other here or shared an important experience here while dating. The staff at the Boonshoft tries to tie in those special memories during your time here with us. Whether it’s meeting up close and personal with Patience the sloth right before heading into your reception or rocking out to your favorite metal band in the planetarium, each of our weddings are memorable, to say the least!
When it comes to holidays, parties abound! But you don’t just have to be celebrating the holidays to enjoy a good time at the Boonshoft, Sunwatch, or Fort Ancient. From small training sessions to corporate family days and nonprofit events, the Dayton Society of Natural History has your next work event or large celebration covered. Why spend the afternoon in a meeting or conference room when you could be talking about expense reports while watching otters play? Bring your work family here and celebrate with us!
Amanda Egloff is the Rentals Coordinator for the Dayton Society of Natural History.