Private Collections Tour

Book Your Date Today!

From unusual oddities to important pieces of history, the Dayton Society of Natural History’s Collection houses 1.7 million objects that are just waiting to be explored. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of DSNH Collection, housed at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, and get a glimpse of extinct species, thousand-year-old fossils, cultural objects from around the world, and ancient artifacts from Dayton’s earliest inhabitants. Our professional anthropologists and historians guide you through our anthropology, biology, and geology collections and answer your questions. Perfect for small groups of up to 8 people.

Fees & Hours are as follows:

 Group of 4, $150 and up to 8 people, $200

Program times vary upon the availability of our Curator staff. Currently, we are able to offer limited times during the day Monday - Friday and limited evenings.

Reservation Information

NOTE: Please provide an accurate email address and phone number so our Collections Department has the best available contact information. After your request as been received, a staff member will contact you within 48 hours* to confirm your program.

*staff will contact you 48 hours after if your request is submitted on a Monday-Friday. If a request is made on a Saturday or Sunday, please expect it to be within 48 hours of the following "business" day.


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