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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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Wonderful museum

This is a great museum for all of the family. They have a great hands on section for science which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian M
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Montrose, United Kingdom
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Special Exhibit was Highlight

The exhibit of sculptures by Ira Reines is excellent, Otherwise the museum was average. The exhibit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dapaze
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South Bend, 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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411 SE Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47713-1037
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank dapaze
Mitch L, Manager at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Hannah R
Mitch L, Manager at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, responded to this reviewResponded 8 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

Reviewed 2 August 2017

Nice way to spend a hot summer afternoon.They had a nice little exibit about the solar eclipse The train museum was good and afterwards we walked up the path and found a nice bench along the river

Thank Cyndi L
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We visited this directly after the Reitz Home Museum, and what a letdown it was! It felt like any other museum - nothing stood out, and the exhibits were rather dry and boring. I would not recommend it.

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I purchased a membership for the Evansville Museum last year so that my family could enjoy visiting frequently, as well as visiting other museums on the reciprocal list. It's a nice museum to spend a few hours in and enjoy a little bit of Evansville...More

Thank Carrie V
Mitch L, Owner at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor and thank you for becoming a Museum Member. We value you comments very much. Thanks to visitors like you, we have earned a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for three years in a row. Also,...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The most recent art opening highlighted three groups, and it was wonderful. Anna Marie Pavlik's etching are so very intricately detailed. Her Minnesota roots are evident in her choice of land and water as topics. Each etching presents a history within, and so much is...More

Thank Ylwbrckrd
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Took my 16yr old granddaughter to see what Immersive theater is about. It was really good. Went to see "Sea Monsters." The museum has remodeled and added auditions and the Koch Planetarium is a great renovation! My 16yr old loved it and wants to see...More

Thank LAVERNE J
Mitch L, Manager at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor. As Director of Science Experiences at the Museum, I'm glad you and you granddaughter enjoyed your visit. I especially appreciate your calling out our Koch Immersive Theater, an area which I supervise.. Thanks to people like...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

I took my grandchildren here to see a planetarium show on stars. We visited the rest of the museum as well and had a great time. So much to see and wonderful displays.

Thank Sandi V
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The price isn't too bad (about $40 for the four of us), but the place is quite small. I liked the science section, near the entrance, but the small building has something for all ages.

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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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dgp456
1 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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Rachel C
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Response from Mitch L | Property representative |
The Evansville Museum is accessible by the Main Street Trolley, operated by METS. Route and schedule on the METS website. ml
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