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Children's Museum of Evansville

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Address: 22 SE 5th St, Evansville, IN 47708-1604
Phone Number:
+1 812-464-2663
09:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Located in Downtown Evansville, Indiana, The Koch Family Children's Museum...

Located in Downtown Evansville, Indiana, The Koch Family Children's Museum of Evansville (cMoe) offers over 18,000 square feet of galleries and exhibits, housed in a beautiful historic Art Deco building once home to the public library. The mission of the museum is to spark the curious minds and imaginations of children and their families through dynamic exhibits, programs, and activities. Museum staff and supporters strive to meet that mission everyday by encouraging young minds to explore all that cMoe offers and experience learning through play. Children (and their parents) are encouraged to play hands-on with galleries and exhibits. Popular favorites include performing a play in the 5th Street Theater, splashing in the Wet Deck, climbing through Moe the two-story duck, playing the laser harp, acting like a booger in a giant nose, and chatting with the talking Mark Twain bust. cMoe is located within walking distance to downtown restaurants and other attractions. Hours of Operation Tuesday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m. CLOSED MONDAYS

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Lots of fun!

This is a great attraction for families with younger children (toddlers to preschool, possibly younger elementary aged children) but not as fun for older children. I love that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great attraction for families with younger children (toddlers to preschool, possibly younger elementary aged children) but not as fun for older children. I love that they are breastfeeding friendly! There are a lot of activities for kids to do but the water room is our favorite - just be prepared for you and your kids to get... More 

Thank TheyCallMeMommi
Evansville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The facility is very modern, it's suitable for both children and adults, there are all kinds of events going on here on a regular basis, and it's located close to Main St. cMoe is a fantastic place and if you have kids or are looking for a fun way to spend a few hours then you should definitely check it... More 

Thank Lauren L
Hudson, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Both from a parent's point-of-view and as a teacher, this is an outstanding museum. Everything works and is fun to try. On top of that, it is all an educational experience. Even the toilet (upstairs) has an educational explanation of feces! Our entire group of adults and children had a lot of fun. Expect to spend a couple of hours... More 

Thank TammyTravelsTheWorld
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Came here on a cold day to get some energy out and there was so much to keep our 2 year old entertained. It seemed to have all kinds of toys for all age groups and some activities for more advanced kids too like building a bridge or putting car parts together. There were so many different things to do... More 

Thank HanKelly
Weehawken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The kids were getting stir crazy on a rainy day so we looked up fun places to go and we chose this museum. Getting there is easy and parking is plentiful. The museum is on 3 floors with PLENTY OF ACTIVITIES for all age groups. We were there with a 1.5 year old and 5 year and 2 parents and... More 

Thank psudino
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We visited here during our Christmas vacation with our two year old son and had a blast. Tickets were reasonably priced, and our son kept running to and from the different areas within the museum. Each area was well kept and allowed our son to experience different types of activities. It was unique, too, experiencing it all in an old... More 

Thank Nick W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I took my 7 year old nephew and we had a blast! It's a place where you have to use your imagination! At first, he just ran around looking at things, but after a while, he really got in to pretending and figuring out the exhibits. We spent about 3 hours there. You will lose a kid, but don't worry,... More 

Thank Wendi M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I love it!! We took the kids cmoe they love. I wish more time there. But all everyone had. Good day. My kids had Great time.

Thank Shauna M
Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Great place for kids and the kid in you. Lots to do and the area has some nice restaurants in the revitalized downtown with The Ford Center for sports action and concerts a short walk away.

Thank jackreyn0lds
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This is a hands on museum. The kids are actually encouraged to touch & play!! Tje adults can also join in the fun!.

Thank Rebecca H

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