The Evansville Museum is a spectacular choice for your event. Imagine the possibilities for your party, meeting or conference in the elegant spaces of the Museum. Conveniently located in downtown Evansville, this unique setting offers guests free, well-lit parking.
In the beautiful new Pavilion, two and a half stories of glass reveal views of the beautiful Ohio River, the City’s historic district and the Transportation Center’s historic steam engine, club car and caboose. The Pavilion has quickly become an attractive venue for special events. Surrounding exhibitions create an artistic backdrop for event guests, and exclusive access to the galleries builds a truly memorable experience.
The Evansville Museum offers a variety of rental space options for private and corporate functions accommodating groups of all sizes. Join us for holiday parties, corporate meetings, customer appreciation days, intimate parties or black-tie dinners. The Evansville Museum has provided the community with 100 years of exhibitions, entertainment and education. All proceeds from rentals directly support the Museum’s mission.
Eykamp Pavilion and Mezzanine
The Museum’s newest spaces offer a beautiful and unique setting for a variety of events. The 2,420 square foot Eykamp Pavilion has 1,020 square feet of usable rental space, and the second floor Mezzanine, which overlooks the Pavilion and has a wonderful view of the Ohio River, provides 1,100 square feet.
Please note that the Eykamp Pavilion and Mezzanine are public spaces, and may only be rented after Museum hours.
Koch Immersive Theater
Host your Next Event in the Theater
The Koch Immersive Theater is available for private shows, business meetings, presentations and gaming parties. The theater can accommodate groups of up to 70. Our staff will support the meeting with advanced audio and video capabilities including Microsoft Powerpoint®, Skype® and distance learning equipment.
For more information email: Mitch Luman, Director of Science Experiences or call (812) 425-2406, ext 227.
Gaming Parties – The Most Unique Venue in Town
Bring your console to the theater and play games in the unique environment of the Koch Immersive Theater. You’ll have exclusive access to our unique environment featuring a 19 foot-wide video projection on our giant screen dome and a 10,000 watt sound system. Guests should be prepared to supply their own consoles, games, HDMI cable and accessories. We’re so sure you’ll like gaming with us that your first half hour is FREE if you’re not completely satisfied.
For more information email Mitch Luman, Director of Science Experiences, or call (812) 425-2406, ext 227.
The spacious 4,000 square foot Old Gallery accommodates up to 200 seated at tables or 250 with lecture-style seating. The Old Gallery is the setting for changing art and history exhibitions and is available for daytime or evening events. Use of the Richardt Room is included with rental of this space, and allows for easy kitchen access. A screen is available in this gallery for presentations.
Adjacent to the Old Gallery is the Richardt Room, a 774 square foot space that is ideal for meetings and parties. The Richardt Room seats 40 at tables or 60 seated lecture-style. A screen is available in this gallery for presentations.
The 4,200 square foot Kuehn Terrace, which overlooks the city’s historic district, is just steps from the Old Gallery. Because Kuehn Terrace faces east, this space is shaded in the evenings, making it an ideal venue for after-work or evening events.
This more intimate, 2,500 square foot gallery accommodates 60 seated at tables or 80 with lecture-style seating. The Museum’s nationally-recognized collection of contemporary American still life and landscape paintings, dating from the 16th to 20th centuries, are exhibited in the Crescent Gallery.
Please note that this gallery is available after Museum hours only.
Just outside the Crescent Gallery is the outdoor Sculpture Garden, which provides an engaging view of the Ohio River. The Garden is the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding, cocktail party or concert. This space can accommodate events for up to 500 guests.
Create everlasting memories when the entire Museum provides an extraordinary setting for your event. Guests may stroll through vivid exhibits in Rivertown, USA, to experience turn-of-the-century Evansville first-hand. Rental of the entire museum includes use of the Old Gallery, Richardt Room, Crescent Gallery and all permanent galleries. The Evansville Museum Transportation Center (EMTRAC) is available for an additional security fee.
Evansville Museum Transportation Center (EMTRAC)
In a separate building on the Museum campus, EMTRAC features exhibits exploring earlier modes of transportation by air, land, water and rail. Model trains delight guests inside the building while an historic steam engine, club car and caboose outside provide a remarkable place to enjoy the view the Ohio River. EMTRAC can accommodate up to 50 seated at tables (inside) and an additional 32 seated at tables outside on the covered train platform. The train’s dining & club car seats 24 at tables and ten in the lounge.