Looking for a safe and supportive learning environment for your child this fall? The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is now offering small group Learning Pods for students grades Kindergarten to 12th.
With many school districts opting to go virtual at the start of the 2020-21 school year, we are offering a structured and safe environment for your child to accomplish their schoolwork and enjoy the resources available to them at the museum. Each pod will have a maximum of 9 students and will be filled on a weekly first come, first served basis. Proper cleaning and social distancing will be maintained with each pod and temperatures will be taken at drop-off each day. Under the professional supervision of museum staff, we will make sure your child stays engaged and on top of their individual course load.
For students grades Kindergarten to 12th, see below for scheduled offerings.
Pods are filled week by week, on a first come, first served basis - but you can register for more than one week or the full 9 weeks at a time.
Discounts and pricebreaks are listed below.
Any questions, or to register, call or email our Education department:
(937) 275-7431 x125
Registration will close for learning pods at 12:00 pm EST on the Friday prior to the beginning of every scheduled week.
Aftercare is available until 5:30pm Monday through Friday. During this time children may spend time in the museum, or engage in STEM activities under the supervision of Museum educators. Pre-registration is required.
If you have any questions - please email education@
Email education@ or call 937-275-7431 ext. 125 for more information.
All options are 8:00am - 4:00pm. Students can be dropped off as early as 7:30am.
Five days (Monday through Friday): Cost $300
Four Days: Cost $280
Three Days: Cost $210
Two Days: Cost $140
One Day: Cost $70
Discounts (can be combined)
Pay for 8 weeks now, get the 9th week free
5% off siblings
5% off museum members
**Please pay close attention to the dates and times you are registering for as there are many options**
After care is available until from 4:00 pm - 5:30pm Monday through Friday. Pre-registration is required.
1 to 4 days: $15 per day
5 days: $50
Financial assistance is available. Please call or email for more details.
The fine print:
**REQUIRED - When calling or emailing, please have to following information ready:
School and District:
Daytime contact number:
Approximate time of drop-off:
Name of who will be dropping off or picking up if not Parent/Guardian:
What we expect from you:
Personal or school issued computer or other device brought daily
A list of programs and apps that your child will be required to use - complete with passwords
A schedule of daily log-in times
School supplies to complete assigned tasks
Lunch and snack (please note, this is a peanut free program)
Other materials as assigned by your school
Daily verification of work completion
Communication with your child’s teacher(s) and school
What you will receive from us:
Structured, supportive learning environment with professional supervision
Structured brain breaks and STEM activities throughout the day (all materials are included in the price)
Pods of nine students will be in separate environments and will not mix with other pods or share materials
Each student will sit at a table distanced six feet apart from others, and all surfaces will be sanitized multiple times each day
Temperature checks of each student will occur during morning drop-off
Because we are serving students from all over the Miami Valley, we are unable to accommodate each district’s scheduled days off and/or in-service days. Please be aware of your child’s school schedule/calendar when choosing your dates. All sales are considered final, and refunds will not be issued.