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“cMoe” – For the Kid in All of Us

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A wonderful place for the entire family is the Louis J. Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville referred to by the locals as “cMoe.” The facility alone is a fantastic experience, as it is located in the historic former downtown Central Library which has been renovated to encompass 18,000 square feet of dynamic and interactive exhibits in four main galleries, amidst the structures soaring ceilings, stately columns, and eye-catching architectural details.

Each gallery in the museum is chocked full of full-sensory experiences that engage both kids and adults in a variety of activities. What makes each experience so fascinating is that the museum has incorporated numerous state-of-the-art microprocessor controllers throughout the facility, each lending a unique aspect to the particular exhibit.

Focusing on the arts, “Speak Loud” offers the freedom of self-expression, while the “Quack Factory” hones in on large-muscle activities with a variety of water themed games. Exploration of the human body is found in “’Live Big,” and the budding engineer in your family would find oodles to imagine and build in “’Work Smart,” centered around engineering skill development.

Because the museum also emphasis the arts, they have also incorporated a multimedia theater space called the “Freedom Gallery” with a performance stage for a variety of performance arts including dance, music, storytelling, and more.

One very forward thinking aspect that impressed me was the “Drip Drop Spot” area, which is not only geared toward babies and very young children, but is also designated certain days and times for autistic children and their families only. Although the museum encompasses a great deal of multi-sensory experiences, they are often too intense for autistic children, so the design here incorporates soothing colors, a very cool rainbow wall with different textures accompanying each color so kids can distinguish them via touch instead of using their sight, and a Chill Out Room should they really need a break to calm themselves down.

Because it is a little children’s area, the museum cleans this area twice daily and in the evenings to ensure the cleanliest environment possible, and offers a comfortable nursing room with leather couches and a rocking chair for parents.

This is just the beginning of all that the museum has to offer, and I have to say that although I was there without my kids, I still wanted to stay and have a great time! 

Written by Lysa Allman-Baldwin


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