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Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science

Walk through history. Discover the future!  

Attention history, science, space, and art afficionados of all ages! The Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science has a diverse collection of eye-opening exhibits you just have to see. Discover the future of space exploration, travel back in time, explore our ancestors, or be an art critic for's all here!

Dare we mention that this gorgeous museum is located right on the Ohio Riverfront in the heart of Downtown Evansville? It's easy to get to from anywhere in the Evansville Region!

Let's take a tour of what you can expect to see at the Evansville Museum.

Rivertown Statue Evansville Museum


Everyday Collections to Peak Anyone's Interest

Thursday through Sunday, these permanent art galleries and historical collections are open for touring. 

  • Crescent Galleries - Take an up-close look and learn about the artwork on display.
  • Humankind - Discover our ancestors
  • Early Evansville History and Abraham Lincoln
  • Rivertown USA - Travel back in time and take a walk through Rivertown USA.
  • Decades of Change - Discover how Evansville adapted to and changed during World War II.
  • EMTRAC  (Evansville Museum Transportation Center) - Discover the history of transportation in Evansville.
  • Hands-On Science Center - Explore and play in the hands-on science exhibits.


Koch Immersive Theater

Koch Immersive Theater and Planetarium


Explore the infinite expanse of space from the comfort of stadium-style seating!

This 40 foot domed planetarium features a 10,000-watt digital surround sound system and incredible imagery.

This completely immersive experience feels more like flying through space than watching a movie.

The museum's website has a full schedule of shows and ticketing information. 


EMTRAC Evansville Museum

Evansville Museum Transportation Center (EMTRAC)

Discover the history of transportation in Evansville!

The EMTRAC exhibit includes a model railroad vignette and the Evansville Museum train made of a 1908 steam engine, 1926 club car, and a circa 1900 caboose that can be seen from outside the museum. 

As you explore, you'll also learn about early river and rail travel as well as the development of aviation and street transportation in Evansville. 


Mid-States Arts and Craft Gallery

Keeping it Fresh with Changing Exhibitions 


These changing exhibitions are on display at the museum anywhere between a week to several months at a time. You can always find information on dates of current and past exhibitions on the museum's website

No matter what you're into, there's something to capture your attention.

Exhibitions have ranged from the 2024 total solar eclipse phenomenon, tattoo history, Mexican masks, Evansville in the Roaring 1920's and so much more!



Evansville Museum Lobby

Field Trips and Guided Group Tours

Perfect for school aged kids, the Evansville Museum offers field trip packages that are sure to open young minds!

Special programs are available for students pre-k through High School, and typically last about three hours. 

Programs range from a museum highlights tour, interactive science programs, secrets of Ancient Egypt, and more!

For adults and large groups, guided tours of the museum's diverse exhibits are available, but must be booked in advance. 


Rivertown USA Evansville Museum

411 SE Riverside Drive, Evansville

Plan Your Trip to the Evansville Museum!

The Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science is open Thursday through Sunday.

You can purchase tickets to the museum and the Koch Immersive Theater on the museum website.

Every first Friday of the month, admission to the museum and EMTRAC is completely free!

For more information on upcoming events and educational experiences, visit the Evansville Museum on Facebook.