first_imgLearn about the Ohio’s history and cultural contributions by visiting any one of the many local museums.Boonshoft Museum of Discovery2600 DeWeese ParkwayDayton, OH 45414 937-275-7431www.boonshoftmuseum.orgThe Boonshoft Museum of Discovery grew out of a collection gathered by prominent Dayton citizens on their trips around the world that were contributed to the Dayton Library and Museum. The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is a children’s museum, a science and technology center and an accredited zoo. It also houses a planetarium and an observatory.Carillon Historical Park1000 Carillon Blvd.Dayton, OH 45409 937-293-2841www.daytonhistory.orgThis 65-acre park and museum complex in Dayton features numerous historical buildings, including its Wright Brothers Aviation Center, the 151-foot-tall Deeds Carillon and the Kettering Family Education Center, which anchors the park and features changing exhibits in the National City Exhibit Gallery. Special events include carillon concerts, living history days, classic car shows, festive holiday celebrations and more. After stepping back in time on a learning adventure, you can sit down and relax with a bite or pint at the park’s cafe or brewery. Visit the website for hours, admission and more information about the various museums, grounds and gift shop at the park.Dayton Art Institute456 Belmonte Park N.Dayton, OH 45405 937-223-4278www.daytonartinstitute.orgOver the past several years, Dayton Art Institute’s collection has grown significantly through generous gifts of artwork by local donors, including important Oceanic art, Asian art, and American fine and decorative art collections. The collection spans 5,000 years of art history.Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House85 S. Greenmont Ave.Springfield, OH 45505 937-327-9291www.westcotthouse.orgThe Westcott House, the product of arguably the most important architect of the modern era, was designed in 1906 and built in 1908. The Westcott House not only embodies Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative Prairie School architectural design but also extended Wright’s concept of relating the building to its site by means of a terrace, a lily pond, gardens and other landscape elements. Hours vary by season; visit the website for more information.Miami Valley Military History Museum120 Ohio Ave., Bldg. 120Dayton, OH 45428 937-267-7629www.mvmhm.comThe Miami Valley Military History Museum preserves the memory of the veterans of our armed forces — past, present and future. The exhibits begin with the Revolutionary War and continue through to more recent conflicts in Iraq and elsewhere. Hours are contingent on volunteer availability; check the museum’s website for more information.National Museum of the U.S. Air Force1100 Spaatz St.Wright-Patterson AFB, OH National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world. The museum collects, researches, conserves, interprets and presents the Air Force’s history, heritage and traditions in air, space and cyberspace to a global audience through exhibits, educational outreach, special programs and the stewardship of the national historic collection.Springfield Museum of Art107 Cliff Park RoadSpringfield, OH 45504 937-325-4673www.springfieldart.netThe Springfield Museum of Art was accepted into the Smithsonian Affiliates program in 2012, currently the only art museum in Ohio with that distinction. The museum has a rotating list of exhibits and collections. Visit the website for information on current and upcoming exhibitions.Wright “B” Flyer Inc.10550 Springboro PikeMiamisburg, OH 45342 937-885-2327www.wright-b-flyer.orgWright “B” Flyer Inc. is an all-volunteer, membership-based corporation on the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport near Dayton. The corporation flies one Model B look-alike during the summer months, and the hangar doubles as a museum.last_img

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