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Fort Ancient

6123 St. Rt. 350
Oregonia, Ohio 45054
513–932–4421 or
1–800–283–8904
Fax 513-932-4843
Directions

Hours

April–November
Tuesday–Saturday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday: noon-5:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays


December–March
Saturday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday: noon–5:00 p.m.
*Closed Monday–Friday, except by appointment

Admission:

$6.00 Adults
$5.00 Seniors (60+)
$5.00 Students (6–16)
Children under 6 and members are free.

Outdoor admission (no Museum access)
$8.00/Carload
Members are always Free!

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Membership Levels and Benefits

Become a Dayton Society of Natural History member today and explore the wonders of the world. Membership includes free admission to Fort Ancient, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park and its sister site, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.

 

Join the Dayton Society of Natural History and reach for all the adventures!

Support four of the coolest places in southern Ohio where learning and fun come together to create lasting experiences. Join the DSNH – Fort Ancient, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, and the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield – and have an adventure!

For the price of a day at an amusement park, your whole family can enjoy an entire year of exploration. Participate in terrific programs all year long and see fascinating, ever-changing exhibits, learn about the world and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Use your DSNH Membership card for reciprocal admission or reduced rates to fun destinations worldwide. For reciprocal lists, click here.

Please Note: Member Benefits do not apply to free admission for special events, though our Members often receive special discounts on many of our Museum events. Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. Additionally, Museum Membership for the exclusive use of a single household as designated on the Membership Card. Photo identification is required at the time of visit and should match the person whose name is listed on the Membership.


Military Discounts:

Active military members receive $10.00 off of any Museum members (Family & above)
The Dayton Society of Natural History values the brave men and women who serve our country, so individuals who are active military enjoy $10 off any Museum membership (Family and higher) with current military ID. Military discount is offered when you purchase a Museum membership at any of our four DSNH sites.


 

Student - $25

This membership includes one named adult (student) and is good for one full year from purchase date. Memberships must be purchased at one of our four locations with a valid student ID.


 

Family & Grandparents ($95) ---- Click here to join or renew your Membership!

Two named adults living in the same household, and six children or grandchildren under 18. Each child on the membership should be familial and the express responsibility of the named adult on the Membership.


Benefits include:
• Free unlimited admission to all four Dayton Society of Natural History (DSNH) Sites (Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield, Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve)
• Free Planetarium shows in the Boonshoft Museum's Dome
• Reciprocal benefits to over 150 zoos and aquariums and 300 science centers worldwide through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) reciprocal programs.
• Invitations to exclusive, member only events celebrating special exhibitions and other fun family activities
• Reduced rates for special activities including Summer Camps and Birthday Parties
• 10% discount at all four DSNH Gift Shops
• Mailed Member Magazine & Electronic Newsletters to let you know what exciting special exhibitions, events, and activities are happening at the Dayton Society of Natural History.



Adventurer ($135) ---- Click here to join or renew your Membership!
Two named adults living in the same household, and six children or grandchildren under 18. Each child on the membership should be familial and the express responsibility of the named adult on the Membership.


Benefits include:
• Free unlimited admission to all four Dayton Society of Natural History (DSNH) Sites (Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield, Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve)
• Free Planetarium shows in the Boonshoft Museum's Dome
• Reciprocal benefits to over 150 zoos and aquariums and 300 science centers worldwide through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Assocation of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) reciprocal programs.
• Reciprocal benefits to Association of Children's Museum's institutions.*
• Invitations to exclusive, member only events celebrating special exhibitions and other fun family activities
• Reduced rates for special activities including Summer Camps and Birthday Parties
• 4 FREE admission passes. Enjoy a day of educational fun with friends who aren't on your Membership!
• 15% discount at all four DSNH Gift Shops
• Mailed Member Magazine & Electronic Newsletters to let you know what exciting special exhibitions, events, and activities are happening at the Dayton Society of Natural History.
(The ACM offers 50% for up to (6) individuals with no local restrictions. ACM Museums may admit additional individuals from the same household at their own discretion. The DSNH will admit all named individuals listen on the ACM membership cards.)


 

Duo ($60) ---- Click here to join or renew your Membership
This membership is good for 1 named adult, plus another individual in the same household and is valid for one full year from date of purchase.


Benefits include:
• Free unlimited admission to all four Dayton Society of Natural History (DSNH) Sites (Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield, Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve)
• Free Planetarium shows in the Boonshoft Museum's Dome
• Invitations to exclusive, member only events celebrating special exhibitions and other fun family activities
• Reduced rates for special activities including Summer Camps and Birthday Parties
• 10% discount at all four DSNH Gift Shops
• Mailed Member Magazine & Electronic Newsletters to let you know what exciting special exhibitions, events, and activities are happening at the Dayton Society of Natural History.



Explorer ($250) ---- Click here to join or renew your Membership!
Two named adults living in the same household, and six children or grandchildren under 18. Each child on the membership should be familial and the express responsibility of the named adult on the Membership.


Benefits include:
• Free unlimited admission to all four Dayton Society of Natural History (DSNH) Sites (Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield, Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve)
• Free Planetarium shows in the Boonshoft Museum's Dome
• Reciprocal benefits to over 150 zoos and aquariums and 300 science centers worldwide through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) reciprocal programs.
• Reciprocal benefits to Association of Children's Museum's institutions.*
• Invitations to exclusive, member only events celebrating special exhibitions and other fun family activities
• Reduced rates for special activities including Summer Camps and Birthday Parties
• 6 FREE admission passes. Enjoy a day of educational fun with friends who aren't on your Membership!
• 15% discount at all four DSNH Gift Shops
• Mailed Member Magazine & Electronic Newsletters to let you know what exciting special exhibitions, events, and activities are happening at the Dayton Society of Natural History.
• Named recognition in our annual report as a supporter of the Dayton Society of Natural History.
(The ACM offers 50% for up to (6) individuals with no local restrictions. ACM Museums may admit additional individuals from the same household at their own discretion. The DSNH will admit all named individuals listen on the ACM membership cards.)


 


Discoverer ($500) ---- Click here to join or renew your Membership!
Two named adults living in the same household, and six children or grandchildren under 18. Each child on the membership should be familial and the express responsibility of the named adult on the Membership.


Benefits include:
• Free unlimited admission to all four Dayton Society of Natural History (DSNH) Sites (Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield, Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve)
• Free Planetarium shows in the Boonshoft Museum's Dome
• Reciprocal benefits to over 150 zoos and aquariums and 300 science centers worldwide through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) reciprocal programs.
• Reciprocal benefits to Association of Children's Museum's institutions.*
• Invitations to exclusive, member only events celebrating special exhibitions and other fun family activities
• Reduced rates for special activities including Summer Camps and Birthday Parties
• 8 FREE admission passes. Enjoy a day of educational fun with friends who aren't on your Membership!
• 20% discount at all four DSNH Gift Shops
• Coupon good for FREE apparel in the Discoveries Gift Shop
• Mailed Member Magazine & Electronic Newsletters to let you know what exciting special exhibitions, events, and activities are happening at the Dayton Society of Natural History.
• Named recognition in our annual report as a supporter of the Dayton Society of Natural History.
• Named recognition on our public donor board.
(The ACM offers 50% for up to (6) individuals with no local restrictions. ACM Museums may admit additional individuals from the same household at their own discretion. The DSNH will admit all named individuals listen on the ACM membership cards.)



John B. Greene Society ($1,200) ---- Click here to join or renew your Membership
Two named adults living in the same household, and six children or grandchildren under 18. Each child on the membership should be familial and the express responsibility of the named adult on the Membership.


Benefits include:
• Free unlimited admission to all four Dayton Society of Natural History (DSNH) Sites (Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield, Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve)
• Free Planetarium shows in the Boonshoft Museum's Dome
• Reciprocal benefits to over 150 zoos and aquariums and 300 science centers worldwide through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) reciprocal programs.
• Reciprocal benefits to Association of Children's Museum's institutions.*
• Invitations to exclusive, member only events celebrating special exhibitions and other fun family activities
• Invitations to exclusive John B. Greene Society events.
• Reduced rates for special activities including Summer Camps and Birthday Parties
• 10 FREE admission passes. Enjoy a day of educational fun with friends who aren't on your Membership!
• 25% discount at all four DSNH Gift Shops
• Coupon good for FREE apparel in the Discoveries Gift Shop
• Discounts on the purchase of Gift Memberships
• Discounts on private building rentals
• Behind-the-scenes guided tour of our vast collections department, while includes over 1.8 million artifacts, Live Animals department for a peek at our Discovery Zoo crew and our Exhibitions.
• Mailed Member Magazine & Electronic Newsletters to let you know what exciting special exhibitions, events, and activities are happening at the Dayton Society of Natural History.
• Named recognition in our annual report as a supporter of the Dayton Society of Natural History.
• Named recognition on our public donor board.
(The ACM offers 50% for up to (6) individuals with no local restrictions. ACM Museums may admit additional individuals from the same household at their own discretion. The DSNH will admit all named individuals listen on the ACM membership cards.)


Please allow 3-4 weeks for your permanent membership cards to arrive in the mail. You must present your membership card at each entry to the Boonshoft Museum, SunWatch or Fort Ancient. When shopping in The Discovery Shop, the SunWatch Shop, or the Fort Ancient Store, present your membership card to receive special discounts and offers.

For your safety and protection, you must present a photo ID along with your membership card to enter the Boonshoft Museum, SunWatch and Fort Ancient.

Remember: membership is active for one full year from the date of purchase and is valid only for those persons named on the card. Fees and benefits are subject to change without notice.

For additional information or to purchase a membership over the phone, please contact the membership department at 937-275-7431 ext 152.

Thank you for your support!

The Dayton Society of Natural History is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Your membership is tax deductible within limits permitted by law. According to IRS regulations for those individuals itemizing their returns, proof of donation is required through canceled checks, credit card receipts or electronic statements. If these verification methods are not available to you, please contact our Membership Department to request a letter confirming your gift. 937.275.7431 ext 152, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .