Located inside the historic former Central Library building, the Children's Museum of Evansville features hands-on exhibits promoting literacy, in 2006 but was initially founded in 1990 as a learning laboratory called Hands on Discovery. Notable highlights of the museum include a large duck, named Moe, in which kids can climb in, and an artmaker studio. The building itself was constructed in 1931 and the library operated here until 2004 when it moved to the current library building. The museum building was designed Art Deco style and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.


  • The Children's Museum of Evansville is located in the former Central Library building, which was built in 1931.
    The Children's Museum of Evansville is located in the former Central Library building, which was built in 1931.
"Mission and History." Children's Museum of Evansville. Accessed March 23, 2019.  https://cmoekids.org/about-us/mission-history.

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