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sat29apr11:00 amSciencepalooza11:00 am Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Time

(Saturday) 11:00 am

Location

Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Event Details

Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.” – Carl Sagan, (1934-1996) American astronomer, astrophysicist, and author.

In 2017, the Museum will combine two of our long-standing annual events-Astronomy Day and Chemistry Day-into a one day celebration of all things science. On Saturday, April 29, Museum staff and volunteers from the Evansville Astronomical Society, the University of Southern Indiana and University of Evansville will present Sciencepalooza, an event designed to give visitors an opportunity to have a personal, hands-on science experience through observation and experimentation.

The event will include two family-friendly science lectures, chemistry demonstrations, storytelling activities, ten experiment stations where visitors will see science in action, solar observing through a telescope and a special movie presentation of A Total Solar Eclipse: An Introduction into a Journey of Totality in the Koch Immersive Theater.

General admission is $12 for Adults, $8 Youth. Museum Members free. Presented in partnership with Michelle and Phillip Eykamp.

Family Presentation at Sciencepalooza


 

Master Storyteller Susan Fowler will present an in-costume, first person program on the Life and Science of Madame Curie.

The Dorothy and George Eykamp Director of Science Experiences, Mitch Luman will present a family-friendly presentation “The Astronomy of Illumination and Shadows” which explains moon phases, lunar and solar eclipses.

Retired astronomer and local author Joe Caruso will present family-friendly presentation “The Long Address….Where We Are In the Universe” at Audubon State Park.

 

Sciencepalooza Day Activities


John & Virginia Schroeder Plaza

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                         Solar Observing

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                        Robot Obstacle Course

Old Gallery

12:30 p.m.                   Chemistry Demonstrations Begin

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.           Hands-On Science Tables Open

2:30 p.m.                    “The Astronomy of Illumination and Shadows

Eykamp Pavilion

11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.   3D Printer Demonstration

11:30 a.m.                      Make a Comet Demonstration

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.         Hands-On Science Tables Open

1:30 p.m.                       Master Storyteller Susan Fowler

2:45 p.m.                       Make a Comet Demonstration

3:15 p.m.                        Master Storyteller Susan Fowler

Koch Immersive Theater

4:00 p.m.                    A Total Solar Eclipse: An Introduction into a Journey of Totality

Audubon State Park

7:00 p.m.                    “The Long Address….Where We Are In the Universe”

8:15 p.m.                      Star Watch at Audubon State Park Golf Course

Some portions of this event are subject to the prevailing weather conditions and may be canceled in the event of cloudy conditions or inclement weather.

Event Tickets

Price: $12.00

sat20may5:30 pm- 8:30 pmBourbon, Blues & BBQ!5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Time

(Saturday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Event Details

Save the date, Saturday May 20, 2017, for the Evansville Museum Contemporaries 3Bs event. This unforgettable night will include up to six bourbon samples provided by Liquor Locker, along with exposure to proper bourbon tasting techniques, a selection of amazing BBQ inspired hors d’oeuvres prepared by BBQ master Jim Johnson, cash bar, and live entertainment while you immerse yourself in the scenic sunset on the riverfront.

Bring your friends and join us for an evening filled with Bourbon, Blues and BBQ! Don’t hesitate to purchase your tickets, there are only 200 tickets available for this exciting event.

Everyone 21 years of age and older is welcome to attend!

Ticket Prices

Member: $30

Not-Yet-Member: $35

At-the-Door: $40

Event Tickets

Price: $35.00

thu8jun - 11jun 86:00 pmjun 11Art in Bloom6:00 pm - 1:00 am (11) Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Time

8 (Thursday) 6:00 pm - 11 (Sunday) 1:00 am

Location

Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Event Details

Inspired by the fields of flowers depicted in the plein air paintings of Ramón Vilanova on exhibit in the Old Gallery, the Museum has organized a temporary display of art to capture the imaginations and talents of regional floral designers. ART IN BLOOM, a special event to be held June 9 – 11, in the Museum’s Crescent Galleries, pairs works from the permanent collection with live floral displays created by the area’s leading designers to interpret the individual works of art.

For more information on participating as an artist, please visit: evansvillemuseum.org/programs/art-in-bloom

fri30jun - 15juljun 301:00 amjul 15Laser Light Shows(june 30) 1:00 am - (july 15) 1:00 am Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Time

June 30 (Friday) 1:00 am - July 15 (Saturday) 1:00 am

Location

Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Event Details

Laser Light Shows return to the Museum under the dome of the Koch Immersive Theater from June 30- July 15. Eleven of our most popular laser light shows will be offered, each one featuring multi-color, laser light effects and animations projected onto a dome full of stars. Family shows include Laser Spirit, Laser Magic and our just-for-children laser show is Perseus and Andromeda. Nightly light shows designed for teens and older include compilations such as Laser Mania and Laser Country, new for 2017. Our single artist shows include the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Metallica and Pink Floyd. Don’t miss the classic Midnight Show on Saturday, July 15.

More information for ticketing and showtimes are coming soon!

fri7jul8:30 pm- 10:00 pmSaturn Watch8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Time

(Friday) 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Event Details

What’s that bright star sky in the evening sky? Why it’s the planet Saturn! Using powerful telescopes, visitors will get a close-up look at this dazzling planet at our Saturn Watch on Friday, July 7, from 8:30 — 10:00 p.m. Viewing takes place along the levee adjacent to the Museum. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to these admission-free cosmic events on Free Friday! The Saturn Watch is held weather permitting and may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

sat22jul11:00 am- 1:00 amJust for the Health of It!11:00 am - 1:00 am Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Time

(Saturday) 11:00 am - 1:00 am

Location

Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Event Details

“Just for the Health of It!” is the theme for a reboot of Doctor’s Day. A popular family day for many years, this event assists children in overcoming their natural fears about the medical procedures and the technologies used in medical offices and hospitals. “Just for the Health of It!” from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 22 will offer children an opportunity to interact with physicians and other healthcare providers in a casual, relaxed setting in order to mitigate some of the fear associated with a visit to the doctor. The Vanderburgh County Medical Society and the Vanderburgh Medical Alliance have joined the Museum in bringing this important event to the Tri-State. Doctors and healthcare providers will be on hand hosting activities and offering show-and-tell demonstrations.

More information on activites and other things are coming soon!

mon21aug7:00 am- 10:00 pm2017 Solar Eclipse Evansville7:00 am - 10:00 pm Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Time

(Monday) 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Location

Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Event Details

On August 21, 2017, the Tri-State will experience a total solar eclipse. The Evansville Museum has planned numerous activities on Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20, which should be of interest to everyone interested in learning about and viewing one of nature’s most spectacular astronomical events. A bus excursion on Monday, August 21, will take viewers to a site to experience the eclipse in totality. There will be a viewing of the partial solar eclipse at the Museum from on Monday, August 21, from 11:00 am – 3:00 p.m. 

Eclipse Weekend

Two full days of activities at the Museum are planned to teach people how to safely view, photograph and experience the eclipse. Special planetarium shows, the exhibition Eclipse 2017! in the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau Center for History & Science, workshops and astronomy presentations are designed to educate eclipse enthusiasts about this amazing event.

Saturday’s activities are geared to novice eclipse-watchers, families and students, while Sunday’s events will be tailored to appeal to amateur astronomers and other enthusiasts who are in town to witness the eclipse. Admission for each day includes general admittance to the Museum, a ticket to the Koch Immersive Theater and Planetarium, plus access to eclipse activities. Admission for Museum Members will be $5 for Adults and $3 for Youth and for Not-Yet-Members: $17 for Adults and $11 for Youth.

Excursions to Totality

The Museum has partnered with the City of Hopkinsville, Kentucky to offer two packaged tours for those wishing to experience the full 2 minutes and 39 seconds of the solar eclipse in totality.

Champagne Toast Eclipse Package

Leave the driving and parking to us for your trip to Hopkinsville, Kentucky to view the total solar eclipse at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. Included in the Champagne Toast Eclipse Package Tour are round-trip coach transportation to and from the eclipse site, complimentary eclipse glasses, catered lunch, access to indoor restrooms and an air conditioned hospitality room. Veteran eclipse chaser and the Museum’s Director of Science Experiences, Mitch Luman, will offer expert interpretation of the event on the ride to Hopkinsville. The Museum will provide a group telescope equipped with a solar filter equipped to view the partial phases before and after the eclipse. At the conclusion of the event, we will salute the Sun for its outstanding performance with a champagne toast. The bus departs Evansville at 8:00 a.m. and returns to the Museum at 4:30 p.m. CDT. The cost for the excursion is $125 for Museum Members and $150 for Not-Yet-Members.

What to Bring

It is suggested that participants bring a small folding chair, binoculars, camera, tripod or a small telescope. Hats and sunscreen are recommended accessories. Extremely large chairs, tents, canopies and pets cannot be accommodated due to limited cargo space on the bus. Bring your sense of wonder, your curiosity and hopes for clear, cloudless skies!

Drive and Park Eclipse Package

If you would prefer to drive your own vehicle to view the total solar eclipse, you are welcome join us at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. A map, directions, parking pass, suggested itinerary, complimentary eclipse glasses and a lunch are provided. Access to outdoor restrooms provided. A small telescope equipped with a solar filter will be on hand to view the partial phases of the eclipse. Tickets for this package (one vehicle per package) for Museum Members are $50 for the First Adult, $35 for the Second Adult and $35 for Youth. Not-Yet-Members are $75 for the First Adult, $50 for the Second Adult and $35 for Youth.

To register, fill out the Eclipse Registration Form and email it to Mitch Luman Director of Science Experiences.

Interested individuals may also wish to view our complete Eclipse Lodging Information, which includes information on local lodging during our Eclipse Weekend.

mon21aug1:22 pm- 1:23 pm2017 Eclipse at the Museum1:22 pm - 1:23 pm Evansville Museum

Time

(Monday) 1:22 pm - 1:23 pm

Location

Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

2017 Total Eclipse Countdown

sat26aug1:00 am- 1:00 amEvansville Museum Geek & Comic Con1:00 am - 1:00 am Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Time

(Saturday) 1:00 am - 1:00 am

Location

Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Event Details

More information to come!

sun10sep1:00 am- 1:00 amHistory Extravaganza1:00 am - 1:00 am Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Time

(Sunday) 1:00 am - 1:00 am

Location

Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Event Details

More information to come!