Trips & Excursions

mon19jun - 23jun 191:00 amjun 23Gettysburg & More Trip1:00 am - 1:00 am (23)

Time

19 (Monday) 1:00 am - 23 (Friday) 1:00 am

Event Details

Evansville Museum and LifeStyle Tours Motor Coach Trips

Gettysburg & More

Join us for a fascinating motor coach trip to Gettysburg National Military Park. At Gettysburg, a National Park Service Ranger will provide expert commentary as we tour this iconic battlefield. During the trip we will also visit other interesting locales including the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Highlights of this June 19-23 trip include:

• Flight 93 National Memorial
• Shriver House Museum, 1860 Home in Gettysburg
• Gettysburg National Military Park
• Guided walking tour of Downtown Gettysburg
• Mr. Ed’s Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium, 12,000 pachyderm figurines & more
• Topiary Park in Columbus, Ohio.

Amenities
Lodging for four nights, Eight meals included

Cost
$1,170.00 per person (dbl occ) Evansville Museum Members
$1,270.00 per person (dbl occ) not-yet Evansville Museum Members

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. For additional information and to register for the Eclipse Weekend, go to www.evansvillemuseum.org

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 40 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 9:30 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.

Eclipse Information
Mitch Luman, Director of Science Experiences
Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
812-425-2406 x227  mluman@emuseum.org

fri29sep - 30sep 291:00 amsep 30Mr. Lincoln in Illinois with William Bartelt Trip1:00 am - 1:00 am (30)

Time

29 (Friday) 1:00 am - 30 (Saturday) 1:00 am

Event Details

Evansville Museum and LifeStyle Tours Motor Coach Trips

Mr. Lincoln in Illinois with William Bartelt Trip

Abraham Lincoln historian William Bartelt will lead this trip to many sites in Illinois associated with the 16th president. Author of the 2008 book, There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana Youth and the 2012 article “Where He Grew Up—Indiana Lincoln Memorial”, Bartelt taught social studies at Evansville’s Harrison High School for 37 years and history at the University of Southern Indiana for 19 years. For over 15 summers, he was employed as a ranger and historian at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (two summers at Lincoln Home in Springfield). He was a member of the Federal Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission’s Advisory and Education Committees and served as vice-chair of the Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

Highlights of this September 29-30 trip include:

• Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, Lerna, Illinois
• Lincoln Farm
• Shiloh Cemetery
• Reuben Moore Home
• Old Statehouse in Vandalia
• Old State Capitol in Springfield
• Lincoln Home in Springfield
• Lincoln Tomb
• Lincoln-Herndon Law Office
• Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
• Overnight Lodging at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel Doubletree by Hilton
Amenities
Overnight Lodging at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel Doubletree by Hilton

Cost
$449.00 per person (dbl occ) until June 30

For reservations and more information about all these trip, please contact:

LifeStyle Tours at (812) 682-4477 or lifestyletours1983@gmail.com

Visit Website at http://lifestyletoursonline.com

mon30oct - 2novoct 301:00 amnov 2Kansas City and More Adventure(october 30) 1:00 am - (november 2) 1:00 am

Time

October 30 (Monday) 1:00 am - November 2 (Thursday) 1:00 am

Event Details

Evansville Museum and LifeStyle Tours Motor Coach Trips

Kansas City and More Adventure Trip

On this trip, travelers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in various aspects of history. This will include a visit to the National Churchill Museum and Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum. Of special interest will be our tour of the National World I Museum and Memorial. As 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of American entry into the Great War, it will be a timely visit to this highly acclaimed museum.

Highlights of this October 30-November 2 trip include:

• National Churchill Museum Fulton, Missouri, Site of “Iron Curtain” Speech
• Riding tour of Kansas City
• Arabia Steamboat Museum
• National World War I Museum and Memorial
• Hunt Midwest Subtropolis
• American Jazz Museum
• Walking tour of Country Club Plaza
• Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum
• Lunch in St. Charles, MO

Amenities
Lodging for three nights Kansas City’s 816 Hotel, Eight meals included

Cost
$924.00 per person (dbl occ) Evansville Museum members, until June 30
$974.00 per person (dbl occ) not yet Evansville Museum members, until June 30

For reservations and more information about all these trip, please contact:
LifeStyle Tours at (812) 682-4477 or lifestyletours1983@gmail.com
Visit Website at http://lifestyletoursonline.com