Toddler Time

Toddler Time at the Boonshoft Museum

Learn how to help your growing child(ren) reach new milestones in development through interactive play!
This program features four caregiver/child workshops, focused play time at the museum, and includes a Family Membership to the Dayton Society of Natural History and exclusive opportunities through the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery to families that qualify!

*We are not accepting applications at this time. Check back for updates*

Caregiver/Child workshop

Each 30 minute workshop focuses on a different topic to learn with your child(ren)! Learn about the power of observation, importance of play, story time, and how to help your toddler(s) explore the world around them. There will be a snack provided during each workshop and take-home material designed to continue playtime at home. You may bring older children with you, but the workshops are specifically designed for caregiver/toddler interactions.

Toddler play time

Come in to the museum and have fun in a newly designed space for toddlers! Child(ren) will love exploring the world around them and caregivers will have an opportunity to practice the skills learned in the workshops during interactive play time.

Toddler time benefits

  • Receive a Family Membership to DSNH
    • *Already a DSNH member and interested in participating? Contact mmercer@ for more information! 
  • FREE t-shirt for one adult (may purchase additional t-shirts for $10)
  • Learn skills for interactive play
  • Receive 2 FREE family day passes for any family to use (with completion of all 4 workshops)
  • Snacks during each parent/child workshop

Toddler time requirements

  • Must have child(ren) age 3 and under
  • Attend 4 caregiver/child workshops (one each month: August, September, October, November)
  • Attend toddler play time (at least 2 times per month)
  • Provide feedback to the museum as requested
  • Agree for family to be observed during workshops and toddler play time


All caregiver/child workshops are at 10am at the museum.
*You only need to attend one workshop per month.

August 2021 – 3, 5, 7, 16, 18, 21

September 2021 – 7, 9, 11, 20, 22, 25

October 2021 – 5, 7, 9, 18, 20, 23

November 2021 – 2, 4, 6, 15, 17, 20

Toddler Play Time at Museum

Every Monday and Saturday from 9:30am–10:30am during the months of August through November.
No need to register in advance, just sign in at the front desk.

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