Street Address
122 East 2nd Street
Owensboro, KY 42303
Mailing Address
122 East 2nd Street
Owensboro, KY 42303
Hours
Monday10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday1 PM - 5 PM
Admissions
Admission to the museum is $3.00 per person, ages 2 and under free. Museum members enjoy free admission to our museum and 280 other museums year-round.
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Kathy Olson, Executive Director
phone: 270-687-2732
Todd Reynolds, Program Coordinator
phone: 270-687-2732
Cheryl Bersaglia, Natural Sciences Educator
phone: 270-687-2732
Chris Norton, Curator of Exhibits
phone: 270-687-2732
Josephine Poe, Receptionist
phone: 270-687-2732
Sherrie Lee, Director of Development
phone: 270-687-2732

Description

The Owensboro Museum of Science and History, founded in 1966, is located in downtown Owensboro, Kentucky. Housed within an historic 19th and early 20th century building, the museum is a gathering spot, a learning center and a family-friendly entertainment experience.

The Owensboro Museum of Science and History has facilities for birthday parties, weddings/wedding receptions, educational programs, community gatherings, etc.

The Owensboro Area Museum of Science and History's store has a wide variety of interesting and fun items available for purchase. We have an assortment of handmade items crafted by Kentucky artists. We also carry t-shirts, hats, rubber snakes, candles, postcards, science activity sets and much, much more. If you want a souvenir to commemorate your visit to Owensboro and the museum or if you are looking for a unique gift for the "hard to buy for" person, we can assist you. Museum members enjoy a 10% discount in the store for all purchases over $5.00.

The Owensboro Area Museum of Science and History is looking for volunteers. We have the opportunity for you to share your interest, passion or expertise in science and history with our visitors and school children. All museum volunteers receive orientation to the museum and the exhibits. Volunteers of all ages, are welcome.

Educational Programs

The Owensboro Museum of Science and History offers a wide range of educational programming to school groups and other organizations. All of our programming is in alignment with core content curriculum developed by the Kentucky Department of Education and the Indiana Department of Education.

  • From the exciting SpeedZeum to the hands on Encounter area to the Wendell Ford Government Education Center, we have programs that will excite, entertain and educate. Diversity programs, leadership institutes and seminars, student forums and history and science based activities are just a few of the wonderful educational programs we offer at the Owensboro Museum of Science and History.
  • The Owensboro Area Museum of Science and History also has a Junior Volunteer program for students age 12-17. A core group of 10-15 students are chosen from applicants that show maturity, ability, and the willingness to help others. Program year runs from June until April with new applications taken in April and early May for the program. Students help with summer programs and activities, and are given the opportunity to volunteer at the museum during many of the special events that take place during the school year at the museum. Orientation and training are given to those chosen to participate in the program.

Facilities

Lecture Halls

Performance Areas

Publications

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ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours