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Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science

411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47713-1037
+1 812-425-2406
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Great local fun

I took my grandchildren here to see a planetarium show on stars. We visited the rest of the museum... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sandi V
Almost Too Small.

The price isn't too bad (about $40 for the four of us), but the place is quite small. I liked the... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Frank S
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Museum admission is $12 for Adults and $8 for youth 4-17. Admission includes a ticket to the Koch Immersive Theater, our giant screen planetarium. Children 3 and under, Museum Members and ASTC Travel Passport Members are free. Reduced cost planetarium show only admission is also available. The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science is one of Southwestern Indiana's most respected cultural institutions. It is a general museum, maintaining a permanent collection of more than 30,000 objects, including fine art, decorative arts, historic documents and photographs, and anthropological and natural history artifacts. Also on the museum's campus is the Evansville Museum Transportation Center, featuring Southern Indiana transportation artifacts from the late 19th through the mid-20th centuries. Explore space and rediscover our amazing planet in the stunning Koch Immersive Theater where you can see a traditional planetarium show as well as giant screen films. Our 40-foot dome features stadium style seating, a 10,000-watt digital surround sound system and imagery resulting in an immersive experience more like flying than watching a movie.
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411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47713-1037
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I took my grandchildren here to see a planetarium show on stars. We visited the rest of the museum as well and had a great time. So much to see and wonderful displays.

Thank Sandi V
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The price isn't too bad (about $40 for the four of us), but the place is quite small. I liked the science section, near the entrance, but the small building has something for all ages.

1  Thank Frank S
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Coming to Evansville from NJ we had little or no knowledge of this neat little city. We went on the recommendation of our Indiana daughter who told us to make this a day trip. We are so glad that we did. The museum was a...More

1  Thank giftedelaine
Mitch L, Manager at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate that you took the time to tell other travelers about your experience. The next time you are in town consider yourself invited and check out our second floor galleries. That's where you'll find our...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was born and raised in Evansville so obviously the museum now is quite different from when I was young. However, I think the renovations have restored it to its former glory. The museum looks very nice, has an interactive science space again, and still...More

Thank Lauren L
Mitch L, Front Office Manager at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review the Evansville Museum on Trip Advisor. All of us here work pretty hard everyday to meet your highest expectations. I am so glad you felt we deserved five stars. We hope others will see your review. visit...More

Reviewed 4 February 2017

My grandson & I visited the Evansville museum today .We started with the old train display & it had games for young kids.Nice display. Inside the museum lots of hands-on displays for kids. Include a visit here in your visit to Evv.

Thank lambo320
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We enjoyed the entire museum and rail road museum next door as well. But the history section is top-notch. We got our heads stuck in there reading and learning for way too long!More

1  Thank BusyMe
Mitch L, Manager at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. I will pass your comments on to our History Curator. All of us at our museum value your opinion and strive for 5 stars from all of our guests everyday. Let us know what further actions...More

Reviewed 8 December 2016

The new dome in which you can go in and view the constellations is far better now that they have updated it. I love the new outside more contemporary look the building has right now. It is also located next to a few other great...More

1  Thank Logan B
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This excellent smaller museum can be comfortably viewed in a few hours. As it name implies, it contains a diverse mix of exhibits. Some of the highlights for me: 1) The Transportation Center with a 1908 steam switch engine, Tennessee Club Car, and red caboose....More

2  Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I was VERY impressed with the collections here for Evansville being such a small city. They have an amazing Rembrandt collection. Very neat facility.

1  Thank Corrine P
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I would recommend the current showings at the Museum. I saw The Flight of the Butterflies at the Koch Emersive Theater and it was wonderful. The Slaves and Slaveholder display is interesting and moving. This museum is first class.

1  Thank Cathy W
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dgp456
do you have programs that explain the night sky and the constellations, or a film? thank you
1 February 2017|
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Response from Megstravels0522 | Reviewed this property |
They have different films all the time. You can check out their website for more information on them.
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dgp456
do you have programs that explain the night sky and the constellations. i'm sadly lacking in knowledge of that and as I age, the more interested I become. there aren't a lot of great books about it that I can find, but i'd like to be instructed by a person or film with experience. thank you for your valuable time and trouble. dgp
1 February 2017|
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Response from Mitch L | Property representative |
The Evansville Museum has a learning space, which we call The Koch Immersive Theater where we do planetarium shows. The show we do now that I would most recommend is called Skies Over Evansville. Right now we offer this live... More
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Rachel C
how do I get there by bus?
3 May 2016|
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Response from Mitch L | Property representative |
The Evansville Museum is accessible by the Main Street Trolley, operated by METS. Route and schedule on the METS website. ml
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