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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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There’s Always Something ....

... Happening at the Museum. So much to see and do for all ages. There’re the regular art... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ylwbrckrd
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Evansville, Indiana
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A Great Time

I took my girls to the museum for the first time today, and we loved it. First Fridays are free so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
D D
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Indiana
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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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  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47713-1037
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

... Happening at the Museum. So much to see and do for all ages. There’re the regular art offerings,from its permanent collection, as well as the constantly changing exhibits in the main gallery, old gallery, Begley gallery, and the alcove. It was with pride we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my girls to the museum for the first time today, and we loved it. First Fridays are free so that's a definite bonus. You still have to pay for the Immersion Theater but it is so worth it, plus I didn't think the...More

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Mitch L, Manager at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. You're review will help others I'm sure. Come back again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum used to be admission by donation. It's value is about $5/pp, at best. Now they are charging $12 per person?? You can completely visit almost everything in this museum in 1 hour and that it including stopping to view and discuss. Value is...More

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Mitch L, Manager at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your recent review on Trip Advisor. The decision to charge $12 adult admission & $8 for youth was not an easy one. Admissions by our guests make up just 10 percent of our budget, but with that extra 10 percent we felt like...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We hadn't been here in years and decided to check it out after the renovations. It is nice and worth a visit once. But at $12/person it seemed a bit steep since we finished seeing the museum in an hour. The arts display is very...More

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Mitch L, Manager at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate you taking the time let others know what you think. Other travelers (and locals) will benefit from your comments. Add extra value to your next visit by attending on one of our monthly Super...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Went with preschooler geared our visit to him. Grandson liked looking at the rooms that showed the kind of toys children used to play with. His favorite area was of course the train. All of the staff were courteous and helpful.More

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Mitch L, Manager at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. Reviewers like you have weighed in and as a result we have received their Certificate of Excellence for two years in a row. Other visitors with young children will benefit from your informative post. We invite...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 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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Mitch L, Manager at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you for your recent review on Trip Adviser. I supervise all of the shows in our Theater and read every comment. I appreciate you for taking the time to write. Other readers will benefit from comments like yours.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 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 22 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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Melissa B
19 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
2 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
2 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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