plan your visit

Located in Downtown Evansville, Indiana, The Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe) offers over 20,000 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 grownups) 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.

The cMoe staff, commonly called Play Guides wants your trip to cMoe to be an enjoyable one. We offer the following tips to make your experience the best it can be:

  • cMoe exhibits and galleries are to be explored together. Engage with your child; you’ll be surprised by what you both learn! Whether it is learning about the cultures of Evansville’s sister cities in Kids World, or making a transaction at The Big Bank, exploring with your child is a large part of the cMoe experience.

  • Take your time when exploring each exhibit. Make sure you allow enough time to play with everything in the museum (we suggest no less than 2-3 hours). Help your child make the most of their cMoe time by reading any signage around the museum and then sharing this information with them.

  • Each floor offers handicap accessible restrooms and a diaper changing area as well as a semiprivate Snuggle Station for nursing mothers located on the second floor.

And finally, the Play Guides are here to help you. Please ask a member of our staff if you have any questions. They are here to make sure you and your child are experiencing cMoe in a safe, meaningful, and fun way.