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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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12:00 - 17:00
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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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Fine museum with eclectic mix of exhibits

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 14 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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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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

As museums go this one is on the smaller side but has a nice mix of art and history (mostly Lincoln related). The show in the planetarium was well worth the extra cost and while I am not a big railroad buff the transportation and train displays in the building next door were worth a quick stop.

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Canton, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Came here to see if I could find information on my families past here. I was not disappointed. Really nice lay out and makes it a crown jewel for the city.

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

Thank you for allowing us to have the opportunity to earn a five star rating. Five stars does not come easy. We try everyday to amaze in everything we do. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

A beautiful, comfortable, small museum that provided a nice break from the lousy weather. The impressive art display was a pleasant surprise. The "children's experiential" section was okay but wouldn't keep young kids occupied for very long.

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Hodgenville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

I planned our date night/afternoon. Magnum and I just started dating and he lives in Bowling Green and we try to make our time together special. He and I both love museum's as well as the planitruim. We had an awesome time. Everyone was very nice.Even the security guard ( watching over the exhibits) was awesome. Loved the train station... More 

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