Museum tours for school field trip groups may be scheduled for Tuesdays through Fridays. Tour hours on these days are 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Individual exceptions may be made upon request.
Field trips may be scheduled up to a year in advance. The Museum requires tour reservations to be finalized at least two weeks in advance to allow the scheduling of tour Docents. We recommend making a field trip reservation approximately 2-3 months in advance.
To schedule or learn more about school field trip options, please complete the following form:
Evansville Museum School Field Trip Packages
EVSC students receive a discount of $1 per student on the package price.
There is no charge for teachers or chaperones to attend the Museum as part of package, except where noted.
- 1 Film in the Koch Immersive Theater (approx. 45 minutes).
- Min 15 students. Max 65 students.
- $4 per student
- 1 Docent-led program
- This is an approximate 1 hour experience.
- Depending on the docent-led program selected, this would be approximately min 15 students and max 30 students.
- $3 per student
Movie + Program package:
- 1 Film in the Koch Immersive Theater and 1 Docent-led program.
- This is an approximate 2 hour experience.
- Depending on the docent-led program selected, this would be approximately min 15 students and max 40 students.
- $6 per student
Half-Day Experience (our most popular option!):
- 1 Film in the Koch Immersive Theater and 2 Docent-led Programs.
- This is an approximate 3 hour experience.
- Depending on the docent-led program selected, this would be approximately min. 15 students and max. 75 students. To see if we can accommodate your larger group, please contact the Museum’s education department at firstname.lastname@example.org
- $7 per student
Free Exploration of the Museum
- High School classes and College classes may prefer to explore the Museum on their own during normal museum hours. These groups receive Museum admission at $2 per student. They may also choose to purchase theater tickets at $4 per student.
- Scouts, Scout parents and Scout siblings may explore the Museum on their own by purchasing Museum admission. They receive a discount of $2 per person.
Docent-Led Programs at the Evansville Museum
Museum Highlights Tour (All ages)
The Evansville Museum is a general museum focusing on art, history and science. The Museum Highlights Tour gives students and other visitors a quick look at each of these three major areas. The Highlights Tour may be customized to fit your group’s age, interests and learning objectives.
EMTRAC – Evansville Museum Transportation Center (All ages)
Discover the history of transportation in Evansville! Students learn about early river and rail travel and the development of street transportation and aviation in Evansville. Highlights include a model railroad vignette and the Evansville Museum train, a real beauty comprised of a 1926 steam engine, 1908 club car and circa 1900 caboose. This 45-minute tour includes the entire Museum Transportation Center and train. Note: The train is not handicap-accessible. If this is a concern, please contact the Museum to discuss options for your group.
First Look (Grades Pre-K – 1)
Join Gabby the puppet on a fun Museum introduction tour that gives young students their first look at fine arts, history displays and exhibits featuring science.
Arts Alive (Grades 3-8)
Guests will experience the Evansville Museum’s art collections through a variety of hands-on and interactive activities. They will be encouraged to look, listen, compare, examine, evaluate, and imagine! This fun non-traditional tour can be customized to suit specific interests or grade-level academic standards.
Mystery at the Museum (Aligned to Indiana State Nature of Science Process Standards for Grades 3 – 5)
In this hands-on workshop, students will use the scientific method to discover the culprit behind the mystery of the missing cheese doodles! Students will analyze ink samples and handwriting, study fingerprints and more in this engaging and silly program.
Native American ARTifacts (Aligned to Indiana State Standards for 5th Grade)
Students learn about North and Meso-American cultures in this program through examples of their art and by exploring the Museum’s Humankind Gallery. Critical thinking helps participants students relate works of art to the characteristics of each culture.
Unlocking the Secrets of Ancient Egypt (Grades 4 − 7)
This program, designed for grades 4 and up, gives students a first-hand look at one of the greatest wonders of the world: mummification. Many cultures practiced mummification besides the Egyptians, including the Aztecs, Incas, Chinese and Japanese. Students will explore the myths and truths about ancient Egyptian culture and witness the mummification of EMASHOTEP, an ancient Egyptian Royal.
Outreach & Virtual Programs
Alcoa Foundation Outdoor Classroom Education Kits
The Outdoor Classroom is made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Alcoa Foundation. Designed as both a teaching space and as entrance to the Evansville Museum’s Eykamp Pavilion, the Alcoa Foundation Outdoor Classroom highlights the variety and beauty of nine species of plants that are native to Indiana.
As part of the grant provided by the Alcoa Foundation, the Outdoor Classroom is now accessible in your classroom, scout meeting or home school group! Four outreach kits, developed around the core subjects of art, history and science, are available to be borrowed for free by educators. Please click here to learn more.
To borrow one or all of the Alcoa Foundation Outdoor Classroom Education Kits, please e-mail email@example.com.
Visit the Museum from the comfort of your home, classroom or smartphone!
Thanks to a grant made possible by the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI), the Evansville Museum now offers Internet videos of many objects on display. These tours can be viewed online and by accessing QR codes located in the galleries. You can learn more about this educational resource by clicking here.
Docent-Led Outreach Programs
Bring the Museum into your classroom! Outreach programs include 45-minute interactive presentations brought to your school by Museum Docents. These programs can be a great complement to a Museum visit, or perfect for those who are unable to visit the Museum. Cost for Outreach programs is $2 per person for all schools. Outreach programs are also available to local organizations at a cost of $2 per person.
Unlocking the Secrets of Ancient Egypt
Designed for grades 4 and up, this program gives students a first-hand look at one of the greatest wonders of the world: mummification. Many cultures besides the Egyptians once practiced mummification, including the Aztecs, Incas, Chinese and Japanese. Students will explore the myths and truths about ancient Egyptian culture and witness the mummification of EMASHOTEP, an ancient Egyptian Royal.
Mystery at the Museum (Aligned to Indiana State: the Nature of Science Process Standards for Grades 3 – 5)
In this hands-on workshop, students use a scientific method to discover the culprit behind the mystery of the missing cheese doodles! Participants analyze ink samples and handwriting, study fingerprints and more in this engaging and silly program.
The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science is committed to providing programming that is accessible to the widest possible audience. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our programs, facilities and website, and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines. A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Museum Reception Desk, and motorized wheelchairs are permitted. Our goal is to be as inclusive as possible. If you need an accommodation, please contact us or call (812) 425-2406.
Currently, the train exhibit in EMTRAC is not wheelchair accessible. If this is a concern any member(s) of your group, please contact the Museum before your visit. We are happy to work with you on alerting the program to fit your group’s accessibility needs.