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


(Saturday) 11:00 am


Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

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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

sat29apr2:00 pmSkies Over Evansville2:00 pm


(Saturday) 2:00 pm

Event Details

SKIES OVER EVANSVILLE utilizes our state-of-the-art computer graphics display system created by Evans and Sutherland, makers of Digistar®, the world’s most advanced planetarium system. We use Digistar to create the known universe including stars, galaxies, nebula, planets, comets, asteroids and exoplanets using three-dimensional, real-time computer graphics generated from a data provided by the American Museum of Natural History and NASA. Presented “live” as a traditional planetarium experience, this program typically details the visible constellations and planets of our night sky while allowing visitors to grasp our unique place in space. The program includes interaction with the presenter, and those attending are encouraged to ask questions. 45-minutes.

Event Tickets

Price: $7.00