about us

INSPIRING LEARNING THROUGH PLAY!

The Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe) is a place where families and caregivers with young children are encouraged to create, explore, and discover together through play. The museum features three vibrant floors of exhibits and activities that provide sensory experiences and engaging educational content focusing on literacy, science, math, visual and performing arts, culture and health.

Our Mission

It is our mission to spark the curious minds and imaginations of children and their families through dynamic exhibits, programs and activities.

Our Vision

The Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville will be a premiere educational resource and family destination that will inspire new generations of lifelong learners.

Our Values

We believe in: Children, Play, Family, Excellence, and Stewardship

We have respect for all children and their amazing abilities. We want to inspire their creativity, curiosity, and exploration.

We value creativity and the importance of play.

We create a setting that brings all generations of family together to share the early childhood learning experience with one another.

We are committed to excellence.

We value the trust of our community and continually seek to earn it.

We include everyoneWe believe all children, and the adults in their lives, should feel welcomed, valued, connected, and included. We embrace and live the ideals of Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for all as a foundation for institutional excellence.

Why Children's Museums?

The Children's Museum of Evansville is a member of the Association of Children's Museums , a trade organization made up of more than 500 members. Children's museums are one of the fastest-growing segments in United States educational/cultural institutions. Over the last decade, the number of children's museums has grown by 100% annually, reaching 30 million children and their families. Children's museums rank only second to zoos among museum-related attractions in their ability to attract ethnically and culturally diverse audiences, and address the developmental needs of young children.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement

cMoe is dedicated to a culture of inclusion that inspires children to value themselves and the unique qualities in each other through the provision of environments and experiences that foster cooperative play, inquiry, and self-discovery.  The museum draws upon the strength of its broad service area to achieve institution-wide diversity in programs, activities, and operations.

The Children’s Museum of Evansville stands with the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and their commitment to honoring, practicing, and promoting diversity and believes that the museum has a unique opportunity to do so by:

  • Engaging children and families in exploring and appreciating their own cultures and the diverse cultures and lifestyles of others.
  • Enhancing children’s cultural competence, necessary for their active and successful participation in an increasingly diverse and global society.
  • Playing an active role in building inclusive communities through exhibits, programs, advocacy and partnerships that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities we serve.
  • Enhancing staff and organizational capacity to attract, welcome, and serve a diverse audience and membership.
  • Modeling their commitment by ensuring our board and staff at every level reflect and benefit from our diverse community.