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“Contemporary Realism” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science

Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
411 S.E. Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47713
+1 812-425-2406
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Ranked #3 of 45 things to do in Evansville
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Newburgh, Indiana
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Contemporary Realism”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This museum has an unusually nice collection of contemporary realist paintings. These are not every art geeks thing, but if you are in town you should take the time to see them. You won't see much of this stuff elsewhere. It is sort of like someone who collected prerafaelites before they got cool. The rest of the museum is also really new and nice. There is a great planetarium, nice childrens' area and history exhibits, including some arms and armor.

Visited April 2014
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Marion, Il
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45 reviews
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“Very nice museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a very nice and interesting museum on the riverfront downtown Evansville. There is a nice art exhibit along with a great history of Evansville, which I really enjoyed. This museum is well worth price and the 1-2 hour visit.

Visited April 2014
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Evansville, Indiana
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“So much to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

There are so much to see here. The new Koch Immersive Theater is amazing. Can't wait to see future shows. The history and art sections are awesome. The visit is a great deal.

Visited April 2014
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Newburgh, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good museum and it's getting better!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This museum is currently adding on and I'm totally psyched about that! It has some neat exhitibits, beautiful paintings, Lincoln's furniture, and interesting facts. I've been multiple times and never get tired of it.

Visited October 2013
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Champaign, Illinois
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“Do not miss this museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

If you are just passing by and there is only one stop you can make while in Evansville, then I would say go to this museum. It is not only what is inside; it is the location too, right on the banks of the Ohio River! The collections are not big, but contain some hidden gems like a pastel painting by Janet Monafo ("Brass Pile") which is a masterwork! The history section has some nice exhibits on the daily life on the 18th and 19th centuries, photos and even videos of the Great Flood, and a very good exhibit on the LST warship. The only thing that I found odd is that they don't give you a museum plan or brochure; other than that, this is a visit worth your time!

Visited January 2014
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