Members-Only 4th of July Party

Break out those lawn chairs for our annual Members-Only Fourth of July party!

Join us for an evening on the Museum’s back lawn overlooking the Ohio River aw we enjoy live music from the local band Calabash and a fabulous firework display.

Area food trucks will be gathered in the Museum’s parking lot. Bottled water and sodas are provided to Members for FREE. Beer and wine cash bar available.

Please do not bring coolers or large umbrellas.

This Fourth of July party is sponsored by Frames Built By Bippus. 

Ticket Pricing

Museum Members – FREE

Adult Not-Yet Members – $15 each

Youth Not-Yet Members – $10 each

Free Friday June 2

Join us for our no admission, Free Friday, on June 2, 2017. The Museum will be open until 8:00 p.m. that evening.
The Museum opens at 11:00 a.m. starting with a Open Activity Lab. Details on the activities lab will come soon!
And remember – admission is free, so bring your friends!

Back to the Moon for Good

In case you haven’t heard, the Moon is trending again… and in a big way. Like in the glory days of the 1960s and 1970s, our big white space neighbor is enjoying the attention of lunar explorers. Only this time, they’re going back to the moon for good. The award-winning 24-minute Google Lunar XPRIZE fulldome planetarium show, Back To The Moon For Good, chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest international incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon. To win the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, a team must land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, navigate 500 meters over the lunar surface, and send video, images and data back to Earth. This global competition is designed to spark imagination and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration, not by governments or countries – but by the citizens of the world.

Flight of the Butterflies

Flight of the Butterflies is an interconnected scientific adventure story that spans not only thousands of miles, but generations. It’s about the remarkable Monarch butterfly migration, the most incredible migration on Earth, and the determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared when they flew south for winter.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System

Join National Geographic on a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb to a 400-year-old hurricane to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you’ll be glad you live on Earth! Audiences will fly through the thick atmosphere of Venus, magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan, and anticyclones whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter.

Sea Monsters

Journey 80 million years back in time to an age when mighty dinosaurs dominated the land – and an equally astonishing assortment of ferocious creatures swam, hunted, and fought for survival beneath the vast, mysterious prehistoric seas. Stunning photo-realistic imagery re-creates the perilous underwater realm of two young, dolphin-sized marine reptiles called Dolichorhynchops, or Dollies, and follows their incredible journey through waters ruled by some of the most awesome predators ever to prowl the Earth’s oceans.

Art in Bloom: Rose Tea

Join us for the Evansville Museum Guild Rose Tea Friday, June 9. Come early to view the floral arrangements by local designers. Join us at 11:00 a.m. for a tea and luncheon to honor Patricia Vaughan Theby, a long-standing volunteer and member of the Evansville Museum. This luncheon will feature speaker Nancy Bennett.

Ticket Prices

$500 – Table Sponsor

$35 – Museum Member

$40 – Not-Yet Museum Member

$15 off per-person if attending BOTH Rose Tea and Cocktail Party.

Art in Bloom: Butterfly Release

Sunday, June 11, 2017 – Designer Reception, Keynote Speaker & Butterfly Release

Time: 1:00 p.m-3:00 p.m.

Join the Museum in awarding the People’s Choice Award for Best Floral Design as well as hear our Keynote Speaker. After listening, follow us to the back lawn to release a butterfly as a sign of celebration or remembrance.

Butterflies are in limited quantity. First come, first served. 

Forces of Nature

Get up close and personal to nature’s most powerful and extreme forces. Cameras capture erupting volcanoes, devastating earthquakes, and powerful storms as a team of scientists travel the world in an attempt to figure out what causes these dangerous, yet undeniably thrilling natural occurrences. Putting their lives on the line in the name of scientific discovery, these experts forge their way through volcanic flows, along treacherous fault lines, and in cars heading straight into a raging tornado.

The Dark Matter Mystery

What keeps Galaxies together? What are the building blocks of the Universe? What makes the Universe look the way it looks today? Researchers all around the world try to answer these questions. We know today that approximately a quarter of the Universe is filled with a mysterious glue: Dark Matter. We know that it is out there. But we have no idea what it is made out of.
This planetarium show takes you on the biggest quest of contemporary astrophysics. You will see why we know that Dark Matter exists, and how this search is one of the most challenging and exciting searches science has to offer. Join the scientists on their hunt for Dark Matter with experiments in space and deep underground. Will they be able to solve the Dark Matter Mystery?