Life Below the Waterline

The Evansville Museum is proud to host Life Below the Waterline during the August 27th weekend. This traveling freshwater aquarium holds 2,200 gallons of water and an array of Ohio River aquatic life. With two 5′ X 10′ viewing areas, this exhibition is designed to demonstrate the diversity of life sustained by the Ohio and the improvements that have been made in our Ohio River’s water quality.

WW2 in Legos®

From Friday, June 17-Sunday, June 19, the Museum’s Old Gallery will feature the ever popular and intriguing WW2 in Legos® from Brickmania. This year’s presentation will include:

· The USS Missouri
· The USS Nicholas
· Brandenburg Gate 1945
· Battle of the Bulge
· Six LEGO Mosaic Portraits of important World War II personages

Super Saturday Legendary Lincoln

Put on your hard hats for the return of one of our most popular Super Saturdays ever! Creative Construction will feature Southwest Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Indiana Section. Get to meet real engineers, participate in awesome engineering activities and build big!

2017 Eclipse at the Museum

Lecture, The Lincolns, Indiana, and the Ohio River, part of Evansville Museum’s State Bicentennial Offerings

The Thomas Lincoln family crossed the Ohio River from Kentucky about the time Indiana became a state. This presentation by historian and Evansville Museum Board of Trustees President William Bartelt on Sunday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m. will examine how the Lincoln family is representative of the men and women who formed the state in those early years of statehood.  It will also consider the importance of the Ohio River in shaping the settlement of Indiana and influencing its early citizens.

Bartelt taught social studies for 37 years and is the author of the book There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana Youth.  He has spent decades immersed in learning and teaching about the life of the 16th president.  He was employed as a ranger and historian at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial for over 15 summers.  He is currently a member of the Indiana Library and Historical Board, a Director of the Abraham Lincoln Association, a member of the Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana board of directors, a trustee of the Indiana Historical Society; and is a past President of the Newburgh Museum Foundation.

Wildest Weather In The Solar System (Copy)

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. Packed with eye-popping visuals, high-end CGI, and cutting-edge science.

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. 40-minutes

Forces of Nature is a production of National Geographic and is distributed by Evans & Sutherland.

Brew Ha Ha

The Evansville Museum Contemporaries are proud to present their annual Brew Ha Ha for the 18th consecutive year. this year the event will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. All of the tri-state’s favorite local brewers will be in attendance. Brew Ha Ha is an excellent opportunity to try a wide variety of micro, specialty, homemade and imported beers, as well as appetizers and live entertainment. Everyone 21 and older is welcome to attend.

EMC 3 Bs’ (Bourbon, BBQ & Blues)

brisket-bbq-rezept-jim-johnsonEvansville Museum Contemporaries ‘s 2nd Annual Blues, BBQ, & Bourbon event! This will be an unforgettable night including bourbon samples along with exposure to proper bourbon tasting technique, a selection of amazing BBQ inspired hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment while immersing yourself in the scenic sunset on the Riverfront. In addition to an extra hour of bourbon, VIP guests will get a special BBQ lecture from Pit-master Jim Johns! The best part… You get to eat some amazing food through the process!

This year’s event will feature barbeque pit master and winner of 76 grand champions, Jim Johnson.

June 4th:

VIP admission opens at 4:00 p.m.
General Admission opens at 5:00 p.m.

Fourth of July Party