The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science is one of Southwestern Indiana’s most established cultural institutions. This general museum maintains a permanent collection of more than 30,000 objects, including fine and decorative arts and historic, anthropological, and natural history artifacts. Over twenty temporary exhibitions are displayed every year in four changing galleries. Shows range from regional to internationally traveling exhibitions.
The Museum’s new Koch Immersive Theater uses the newest in planetarium technology. The theater houses a 40-foot diameter domed screen with 360-degree digital projection and a 10,000-watt surround sound system. Programming for the Koch Immersive Theater is not limited to astronomy programs but covers a broad range of science topics. The digital dome technology is a breakthrough experience known in the planetarium industry as a “full-dome” or “immersive” experience. The Theater utilizes two bright, digital video projectors, a huge 40-foot wide hemispherical projection screen and stadium-style seating to allow for great views from any seat.
Also on the museum’s campus is the Evansville Museum Transportation Center (EMTRAC) featuring Southern Indiana transportation artifacts from the late 19th through the mid-20th centuries. On exhibit is a train that provides visitors with an opportunity to examine the exterior and interior of three historic railroad cars – a 1908 0-6-0 steam switch engine, a fully equipped 1926 club car, and a circa 1900 caboose. The museum is home to a variety of historic vehicles and a model train diorama of Evansville.
Call (812) 425-2406 or visit www.emuseum.org for hours, admission, Immersive Theater shows and pricing.