Boonshoft Museum Of Discovery Volunteer

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Dayton Society of Natural History

zoo volunteers

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is a children's museum, science and technology center and zoo in Dayton, Ohio, that focuses on science and natural history. Exhibits include an extensive natural history collection as well as maintaining a collection of live animals native to Ohio and abroad. Educational outreach extends to the community by providing in-school programming and on-site special programs. SunWatch Indian Village and Fort Ancient are the sister sites to the museum.

The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), affiliated with the Association of Children's Museums (ACM), and is a governing member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC). In addition, the museum's indoor Discovery Zoo is fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The museum is the only zoo, aquarium, planetarium or science center in Dayton, and also houses the Apollo Observatory, an astronomical observatory operated by the Miami Valley Astronomical Society.

Our Volunteers will help provide a safe, fun and interactive environment for guests. This is a great opportunity for those that want to insure this type of institution is around for a very long time. We are looking for creative, fun and outgoing people who are willing to let their guard down for a few hours and help people enjoy a really unique Museum. What you will be doing largely depends on you. We have Volunteers who exclusively work in our zoo and some that just want to do programs for guests. It really does depend on your comfort level. This is ideal for resume builders or people just wanting to give back to the community. This does include working with teens and Mentoring.

1 More opportunity with Dayton Society of Natural History

Arts & Culture Children & Youth Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


2600 Deweese PkwyDayton, OH 45414



  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Customer Service


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours a month

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