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Evansville Museum Of Art, History And Science

Welcome to the online realm of The Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science. Home to one of Southern Indiana's most established and significant cultural centers, the Evansville Museum encourages you to view our lively world through our many permanent and changing galleries.

Permanent Collection

A planetarium is a domed theater in which a realistic and scientifically-accurate simulation of the night sky is created, using a highly-specialized "star projector." With this projector, the movement and relative positions of the Sun, the Moon, and the five naked-eye planets can also be shown against the stars. As the state's oldest, our planetarium has entertained and enlightened over a half a million people.


The Evansville Museum presents a constantly changing program of art, science and history exhibitions.

Please see for current program details.

Previous Exhibitions

Exhibition presented in partnership with the . Nearly forty members of the art faculties from the eastside campus of the University of Evansville, the westside campus of the University of Southern Indiana, the northside campus of IVY Tech State College and the Kentucky campus of Henderson Community College join together to present their current work in this highly anticipated 21st annual collaborative exhibition.


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The startling announcement of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 set off a chain of events that would profoundly affect Evansville and the Tri-State area over the following years. Through artifacts, images and documents, this August 5-October 28 Town Hall exhibition is presented in partnership with GEORGE AND RITA CADDICK, will examine this era in the local community. Within months of the U.S.’ entry into WWII, defense contracts totaling millions of dollars swelled the local manufacturing work force from 21,000 to 64,000. Many Evansville companies, including the Hercules Body Company, Servel, Chrysler, Sunbeam Electric, and International Steel, shifted from peacetime to wartime production; Republic Aviation Corporation broke ground for a new plant in Evansville; and the Navy located a shipyard here for the construction of their new and large self-beaching vessel, the Land Ship Tank. Over the next four years, many area employers were producing war-related materials.


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We ask that you consider a donation of $4.00 per adult and $2.00 per child during your visit to the Museum.

The Evansville Museum Transportation Center, EMTRAC, has an admission charge of $2.00 for adults. Children under 12 are free if accompanied by an adult. Members are admitted free to EMTRAC with the presentation of a valid membership card.

Admission to our Koch Planetarium is $3.00 for Adults; $2.00 for children ages 3-12. Children under three years of age free. For group rates, telephone 812-425-2406.

Opening hours

Open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Open on Sunday from Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Closed on Monday

Getting there

The Evansville Museum of Arts and Science is located in downtown Evansville, Indiana on the banks of the Ohio River. We are located at opposite the corner of Cherry Street and Southeast Riverside Drive (Veterans Memorial Parkway becomes Riverside Drive one block from the Museum.)

From the south: Take U.S. 41 across the Ohio River to Veterans Memorial Parkway Exit. Drive around a very long ramp and proceed west on the Parkway. The Museum is located at the third light.

From the north: Take I-164 south to where it passes over U.S. 41. The Interstate becomes Veterans Memorial Parkway. The Museum is located at the third light west on the Parkway.

From the Llyod Expressway and the East (aka 66 West): Traveling westbound, proceed west past U.S. 41 at which point the expressway becomes SR 62 West. Proceed past downtown. Make a left turn at the light at Fulton Avenue. Fulton becomes Riverside Drive one block later. Travel past the Casino Aztar and the downtown epanade. The Museum entrance is just past the epanade, on right.

From Illinois: Take Indiana 62 to South Fulton Avenue. Turn right on South Fulton Avenue. Fulton becomes Riverside Drive one block later. Travel past the Casino Aztar and the downtown epanade. The Museum entrance is just past the epanade, on right.


Students, teachers and chaperones are invited to visit the Museum Shop. Groups of nine students at a time may shop, and must be accompanied by an adult. Shop hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm, and Sunday 12:00-5:00pm.

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The Evansville Museum offers several classes for adults and children.

Please visit for full program.


For group rates, telephone 812-425-2406.


Schools in Vanderburgh County, participating in a field trip to the Museum may do so free of charge, and schools from all other counties may do so at a cost of $2.00-$4.00 per student.

All fourth grade classes in Vanderburgh County are eligible for free bussing to the Museum. (This includes private and parochial schools.)

E-mail or call to schedule a tour or request more information:

Stephanie Gerhardt, Curator of Education, (812) 425-2406, ext. 226
Hilary Boyle, Education Assistant, (812) 425-2406 ext. 251

Venue hire

The Old Gallery, located in the Evansville Museum, is available for rental for special events including luncheons, teas, corporate receptions, and dinners. Private functions cannot be accomodated. This lovely spacious setting is located in the Southeast Wing of the Museum and offers 5,000 square feet of space, access to an outdoor terrace immediately off the Gallery, and an open terrace and lawn in the rear of the Museum. It provides an engaging view of the Ohio River, beautifully maintained grounds and an impeccable background for entertaining 10 - 200 guests. The Gallery itself is the setting for periodically changing exhibitions and offers a tasteful backdrop for your event.

Please see for full details.