AttractionsCharlie Butler Team

Ever sit at home and think, “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do around here!” Put the Netflix down, and take a look at some of the fun and family-friendly activities to do throughout the entire week here in the tri-state! Just click the images to visit the websites.

The Evansville Museum has in recent years expanded its exhibits and renovated halls to include the Koch Immersion Theater and Planetarium, Cafe, and interactive learning centers for kids, making it a great destination for those rainy days! It houses “a permanent collection of more than 50,000 objects including fine art, decorative arts, photographs, historic documents, anthropological, ethnographic and natural history artifacts.”
Tues/Wed, Fri/Sat 11AM to 5PM; Thurs 11AM to 8PM; Sun 12PM to 5PM; Closed Mondays

“Thyme in the Kitchen – Evansville’s premiere provider of Cooking Classes, Kitchen Accessories, Cookware and Home Decor. Want to spice up your next date night? Looking for something unique to do in Evansville with your girlfriends or want to make new friends? Thyme in the Kitchen cooking classes are an excellent choice for your next outing! All classes will last two to two and a half hours unless otherwise specified on the schedule.” Visit the website for session dates and times.

“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. 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 and splashing in the Wet Deck.”
Tues – Thurs 9AM to 4PM; Fri/Sat 9AM to 5PM; Sun 12PM to 5PM; Closed Mondays

Fired Up! “A paint your own pottery studio and MORE on Evansville’s eastside. Also offers canvas, glass and wood door hanger painting! No appointment needed.”
Mon 11AM to 6PM; Tues – Thurs 11AM to 8PM; Fri/Sat 11AM to 9PM; Sun 12PM to 6PM

“Vertical eXcape Climbing Center features over 12,000 square feet of textured climbing surface with heights up to 32 feet, over 40 climbing stations, huge bouldering area, and a great party area just for the group. With an interesting array of slabs, vertical sections and overhangs, Vertical eXcape is sure to please everyone from the first time adventure seeker to the advanced climber. At Vertical eXcape beginners are introduced to climbing in a safe and structured manner, while advanced climbers are offered a year-round training facility to fine-tune techniques while promoting healthier lifestyles.” Note: All Participants must complete a Vertical eXcape Waiver prior to climbing. Participants under 18 years of age must have the waiver signed by his/her PARENT or COURT APPOINTED legal guardian. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Mon – Fri 12PM to 10PM; Sat 10AM to 8PM; Closed Sundays

“Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden – Situated on 45-scenic acres of rolling hills on Evansville’s northwest side, our Zoo is home to over 700 animals from around the globe. While visiting, you will navigate the Zoo’s geographically grouped and themed regions including South America, North America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Throughout the Zoo, thousands of exotic and regional botanic species adorn hillsides and animal exhibits. You will be in awe as you are transported to South America and explore the rainforest in Amazonia.”
9am – 4pm / Open 365 Days a Year! Please check the Calendar Page for any closings due to private rentals or special events. Please call for verification of hours during inclement weather. Visitors may explore zoo grounds until 5 pm, however, last admittance is at 4 pm and the exhibit buildings close at 4:30pm.

“Are you ready for a new experience in the Tri-State Area? We have the answer! This is a great place to have fun with your friends, or meet new friends; relax or just let your hair down and be you; or simply discover your inner artist. Enjoy an adult beverage or two, relax, and paint along with our artists to create your own work of art that you will take home at the end of the evening. We provide all painting supplies and artist instructions. No art experience is needed. Simply be ready to have a Twisted good time!” Visit the website for session dates and times.
Alcohol Policy: 21 and Over Only in regular classes in which Alcohol is served. We have classes in which no alcohol is served, all ages welcome. No BYO due to local Ordinances.

“Housed at the Ford Center downtown, The Evansville Thunderbolts are a minor league ice hockey team in the Southern Professional Hockey League.”