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Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science

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Address: 411 S.E. Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47713
Phone Number:
+1 812-425-2406
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11:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Admission to the Evansville Museum is $7 for Adults and $5 for youth 4-17....

Admission to the Evansville Museum is $7 for Adults and $5 for youth 4-17. Children 3 and under and Museum Members are free.

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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Rennovated Museum is very nice!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Evansville, United States
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Evansville, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 retained the wonderful art gallery and museum space from the old days. It also now... More 

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Thank Lauren L
Mitch L, Front Office Manager at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, responded to this review

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 us and have the same experience you had. More 

Evansville, Indiana
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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!

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Mitch L, Manager at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, responded to this review

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 we could do to improve your next visit! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 museums and other places to go to in Evansville. Located right downtown, its a good... More 

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Thank Logan B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. 2) A few Abraham Lincoln artifacts including a corner cupboard made by his father and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Henderson, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Went there with my two little ones ages 4 and 7, they really enjoyed the kids section of the museum. Plenty to do for a smaller place like this. The admission price also includes the train museum next door which is pretty fun too.

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Owensville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

My guys love the museum. The museum offers many activities for kids during the summer. The museum has something for everyone. Science, history and beautiful art. The exibits change so every visit is different. The staff are very educated and share their knowledge freely.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We enjoyed this museum. It has displays of times gone by and no stuffy dusty animals. Lovely art gallery. The science stuff was cool! My kids and science teacher husband enjoyed it. I liked the old timey displays.

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