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Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science

411 SE Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47713-1037
+1 812-425-2406
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Not where you expect to see a Picasso!

Great museum for a small town with displays by such notable artist as Picasso, Rembrandt... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
tomhF6082CR
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Nashville, United States
Small but nice

This museum has something for everyone. Hands on science for my kids 8 & 10. History for all of us... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
melligo2
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Reading, Ohio
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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 Drive, Evansville, IN 47713-1037
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great museum for a small town with displays by such notable artist as Picasso, Rembrandt, Toulouse-Lautrec, Remington, and Bierstadt. I also found the section on the history of Evansville very interesting. Who knew Evansville played such an important part in the war effort in the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum has something for everyone. Hands on science for my kids 8 & 10. History for all of us. Art for me. They also offered an inversive theater. We saw the Sea Monsters movie. We all really enjoyed it. The price also included the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Transgender awareness community event. Thank you for providing the space for people to come together.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Painting is about it. Probably the worst museum I have ever been to. Boring don’t waste your time or moneyMore

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Mitch L, Manager at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for your comment about our museum. We appreciate your candid opinion of our attraction. We have received Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence for three years in a row and we are sorry that you were disappointed with your experience. During your visit, you...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Glad we went on a free day, nothing I'd want to pay for. Some of it was interesting but could be better. The kid part looked kind of fun.

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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Not only was the museum a blast, the people working add so much value! Telling you stories, showing you the theater. It was worth every penny and I would have paid more! The train station deal is part of it too! Best part of our...More

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Mitch L, Manager at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. Because of guests like you who take the time to comment, others will follow. We appreciate your patronage. If you were visiting from out of state, come back and see us next time you're in town.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed all of the art and sculptures. The art is from 1400's-current. The WW1 exhibit was very well done. Our 9 year old loved the Science exhibit. It is all hands on/interactive. great family time. Dont forget to go next...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum for all of the family. They have a great hands on section for science which kids would enjoy. If you like history and/ or art you are also well catered for. Definitely worth a visit if you are in town.

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

The exhibit of sculptures by Ira Reines is excellent, Otherwise the museum was average. The exhibit closes on Oct.1, 2017. If you are in the area it is a must see. After 10-1 I would not go out of my way to get here unless...More

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Mitch L, Manager at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor and for voicing your opinion our our Ira Reines exhibition. We're glad you enjoyed it. We present over thirty new changing art, science and history exhibitions each and every year. We invite you to come back...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

While I had a good time at my visit, there are pros and cons to the exhibits in this museum. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the current exhibit by Ira (sculptures on the 2nd floor). Very beautiful creations. The art on the second floor...More

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Mitch L, Manager at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. Your opinion assists other visitors who are contemplating a future visit to our museum. As the manager for the Family Place exhibits area on the first floor I am sorry that we fell short of your expectations...More

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Melissa B
18 November 2017|
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Response from Mitch L | Property representative |
I work for the Museum. Sorry we did not see your question sooner. Our admission is $12 for Adults and $8 for children. Admission includes all of our permanent and temp galleries, our EMTRAC transportation center and a hourly... More
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dgp456
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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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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