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“So much to see”

Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
Ranked #5 of 40 things to do in Evansville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Evansville, Indiana
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“So much to see”
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
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good museum and it's getting better!”
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
Level 5 Contributor
31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Do not miss this museum!”
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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Gillette, Wyoming
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Always a gem to discover here!”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is the second time I've visited Evansville's museum. Today it was a treat to take in the traveling exhibit on Frank Lloyd Wright's work on Samara, an Indiana home he designed in the 50's for a couple on a budget. It was so fun to immerse ourselves in this eminent architect's philosophy of creating homes that seem organic to the landscape.

I've also spent time in the art gallery and been impressed by the collection of American landscape artists. This is so worth the time you can spend, and is free to the public, although a donation is welcome. A stroll outside along the Ohio River promenade is a good way to stretch your legs after an hour or two in the museum.

Visited October 2013
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Okeechobee, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice Museum and Art Exhibit is a hidden treasure”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

What a nice treat! Our family decided to visit Evansville for fall break and decided to check out the museum. The science activities for the kids are great! That was the first thing that caught the attention of my kids and as not only a mom, but a teacher, I would recommend this museum. This would make a nice field trip.

The art exhibit is a wonderful hidden treasure. I think this was my favorite part of the museum. We visited the Frank Lloyd exhibit and it was nice, but I was slightly disappointed. I wanted to see more. But this is not a permanent exhibit.

The trains were awesome! We love trains and it was nice to be able to go in and see the inside of the old train car.

We will definitely be back to visit and recommend this to others!

Visited October 2013
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