Science with a Twist July 21

Have that beverage that you crave and feed your head. Learn about cutting-edge topics in science and technology from leading experts, in an interactive, informal atmosphere where there is no such thing as a dumb question. Everyone has fun at Science with a Twist, from those completely unfamiliar with science to self-identified “science geeks.” Science with a Twist is open to anyone and everyone 21 and over.

Join us at the Bokeh Lounge from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for Genetic Engineering: The Amazing CRISPR Tool with Kim Delany from USI, who plugs us into the ins and outs ofthe CRISPR tool and its use in genetic engineering! We will also play some science trivia, socialize and talk things over in plain language. Tell your friends. We hope to see you there!

Made possible in partnership with the Indiana Academy of Science. This event is for adults over 21 and over.

Back Lawn Open for Free Fridays

The Evansville Museum’s back lawn will be open for all of the Free Friday during the summer! Visit every Free Friday from June 2, 2017 until September 1 between 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. the back lawn of the Museum will be open for free to the public during the monthly Free Friday. Stop by the Museum to enjoy the sculpture garden within the back lawn and then visit the Museum for free admission!

Relief Printing Workshop

Join us on Free Friday July 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a hands-on, drop-in workshop led by artist Anna Marie Pavlik. Pavlik, whose art is currently featured in the Museum Art Source Gallery, will guide participants on how to make their own relief printing using foam plates. All supplies will be provided, and participants are invited to bring their own materials to create marks on the foam plates (such as rocks, keys, etc.).

The Artist’s Description of Relief Printing:

Creating an image by pressing soft foam sheeting and then printing the impression is very much like the steps an artist takes to create a fine art wood block print. Rather than carving a block of wood or cutting into a linoleum block, participants can press an image into the foam using simple tools and familiar drawing techniques. Then the plate is printed using a pressure by hand or using a small press.

This simple process reveals important aspects about many types of printmaking, especially the slightly unpredictable results which occur. The artist starts with an idea, creates an image, and then discovers how the concept responds to inking and printing. The plate is “interpreted” by the sensitivity of the ink, the printing technique, and is reversed in the process. The resulting image is the same but different from the plate, having elements of a pleasant surprise. If not successful, it can be modified and re-printed, expanding the development of an idea.

Free Friday: July 7

Join us for our no admission, Free Friday, on July 7, 2017. The Museum and the back lawn will be open until 8:00 p.m. that evening.
Free Friday is coming soon and we have a day filled with events for you! The Museum opens at 11:00 a.m. starting with a Open Activity Lab. The lab will be until 1:00 p.m. for a hands-on, drop-in workshop led by artist Anna Marie Pavlik. Pavlik, whose art is currently featured in the Begley Art Source Gallery, will guide participants on how to make their own relief printing using foam plates. All supplies will be provided, and participants are invited to bring their own materials to create marks on the foam plates (such as rocks, keys, etc.).
To end the evening, we will have a Saturn Watch from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Have the opportunity to receive your first-hand view of Saturn and neighboring stars using powerful telescopes! We hope to see you there!
And remember – admission is free, so bring your friends!


Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.

 Michigan Science Center’s Sunstruck, now showing at the Koch Immersive Theater at the Evansville Museum.

First Thursdays: Anna Marie Pavlik

First Thursdays will be on July 6, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with artist Anna Marie Pavlik. This free event is taking placing at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science in downtown Evansville, Indiana.  

First Thursdays are open to the public for free with an opportunity to meet the artist and converse with him/her about their artwork and inspirations.  There will be appetizers and a cash bar. 

Artist Bio

Anna Marie Pavlik was born in Pennsylvania. After many family moves Minnesota became home until relocating to Austin, Texas where she spent 25 years.  She now resides in Frankfort, Kentucky. Her college years were concentrated in Duluth, Minnesota, attending the St. Scholastica, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Wisconsin, Superior, resulting in a Bachelor in Fine Arts.  A Drafting Certificate from St. Paul Vocational School led to a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering during employment with Minnesota, Mining & Manufacturing. She worked as a Product Development Engineer for 3M and holds a patent for a wire holding device.


Wanting to become more involved with art, Pavlik joined Flatbed Press, a print publishing studio in Austin, TX where she participated in various projects and workshops. She began learning the printing process Inspired by her experiences Pavlik opened her own studio.


Pavlik focuses on etchings (an intaglio process) and stratographs (a monoprint technique) and have resulted in several bodies of work with a narrative theme. “Personal Poems” is a series of small biographical etchings dealing with issues of adulthood.  “Ideal Mechanical Advantage” presents the transition from the factual world of engineering to a sensory perspective.  “Global Fables” is a collection of pieces that study of the tradition of a short story with a moral from diverse cultures.  Currently, Pavlik is focused on work which involves the perilous future of the natural world.

Anna Marie Pavlik speaks of her “growing concern for the survival of natural areas and our need to understand the relationship of people to their environment.” She says of her art, “In my work I visually explore concepts developed from my observations of natural sites and the study of science publications and maps. It is my hope that these works will direct viewers’ attention to the irreplaceable value, sublime beauty, and mystery found within our natural environment.”


Super Saturday

Join this event to be the first to know about the exciting and fun activities happening at the Evansville Museum’s Super Saturdays.

On the fourth Saturday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Museum has a day dedicated to family-friendly fun. We do crafts, activities, challenges and often have special guests, performances and much, much more! Each month has a different theme, and Super Saturday activities are included with Museum admission. You won’t want to miss this!

Eclipse 2017

Presented “live” as a traditional planetarium experience, this program details the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse while allowing visitors to grasp the unique phenomenon. The program includes interaction with the presenter, and those attending are encouraged to ask questions.

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