The mission of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is to be the premier regional provider of interactive science learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world. To preserve, protect, and enhance the Museum's anthropology, geology, paleontology, and biology collections, and to make these collections available for exhibition, education, and research purposes.
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park is a unit of the National Park System. The national park commemorates the lives and work of Wilbur and Orville Wright as well as that of writer Paul Laurence Dunbar in their hometown of Dayton. The National Park Service works with several partners in preserving and interpreting sites throughout our area that have significant connections to aviation history. Sites managed by the National Park Service include the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center and Wright Cycle Company complex, and the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center.
As space exploration has evolved, so have the exhibits at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum. But the focus has remained the same: to stand not only as a repository of Ohio's aeronautical history and a monument to Ohio's contribution to aviation and space exploration, but also as a tribute to Ohioan Neil Armstrong, whose "one small step for a man" was indeed a "giant leap for mankind.“
The Mound Science and Energy Museum Association (MSEM) is a non profit organization (currently approximately 200 members) supporting that effort. Presently, MSEMA’s membership is regionally dominated, but some members reside throughout the nation. Most are former Mound/Dayton Project employees, their spouses or their descendants. Plans to increase and diversify the membership significantly are underway
Getting kids outside is not only a great way to get exercise but also helps build a relationship with the natural world and encourages play. Play is a biological, psychological and social necessity, and is fundamental to the healthy development and well being of individuals and communities. Play involves a free choice activity that is non-literal, self-motivated, and enjoyable and process oriented.