cMoe Reopening July 1

It’s time to play again at the Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe)! cMoe will reopen on Wednesday, July 1 for member families, and then welcome the general public on Sunday, July 5. Limited capacity summer camps are scheduled to begin on July 13.

“We know that children need play now more than ever,” said Stephanie Terry, Executive Director. We are ready to reopen in a safe way so we can provide much needed respite for families in the Tri-state area. We can’t wait to hear and see the joy of childhood in action as we inspire and nurture young explorers, innovators, and critical thinkers through interactive play.

The safety and well-being of our guests is our top priority. cMoe’s reopening plan was reviewed by the Vanderburgh County Health Department. The plan details the steps the museum has taken to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff, including modified operations, enhanced cleaning protocols, physical distancing, exhibit modifications, contactless interactions, PPE, and best practices in hygiene and handwashing.

What changes to expect:

  • Limited capacity and timed ticketing entry
  • Climbing structures will remain closed until social distancing restrictions are lifted.
  • Wet Deck will be temporarily closed.
  • Children will each receive a mini-activity kit, providing one-user only supplies that can be used throughout their visit.
  • Guests over the age of 3 and all staff members must wear a face covering.
  • The museum will remain closed on Mondays for deep cleaning and maintenance
  • Social distancing floor markers and reminder signage will be found throughout the museum.
  • Cleaning practices have been enhanced
  • Temperature checks will be taken upon entering the museum.

To manage capacity, admission will require a timed reservation. Guests can purchase timed entry tickets online at starting June 25. Museum members will continue to enjoy free admission but must reserve an entry time in advance online.

We are constantly monitoring the evolving situation and our plan is subject to change as new guidelines are released for the latest updates, please visit

“It our sincere pleasure to welcome the youngest voices in our community back to cMoe,” said Kate Hawkins, Board President. While the building was closed, the staff worked very hard to

make the changes necessary to keep us all safe while preserving the magic of our learning laboratory. We are excited about the reopening and invite all families to reserve a time to come and grow with us again!


The mission of the Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe) is to spark the curious minds and imagination of children and their families through dynamic exhibits, programs and activities.