Heads up, Evansville families! We have some news that might get your kids stuck in a sticky situation.

photo: the slime factory eastlandmall
photo: the slime factory eastlandmall

Remember January 2023, when the excitement was bubbling over with the grand opening of The Slime Factory's Evansville location? It quickly became a go-to spot for birthday parties, slime-tastic creations, and sensory fun for kids of all ages. But alas, all good things must come to an end.

Our beloved slime haven, The Slime Factory, is officially bidding farewell to Eastland Mall on February 20th, 2024. Head over to their website (https://theslimefactory.com/eastlandmall/) to book your tickets and let your kids indulge in slime-making madness before they close their doors for good.

*Scroll Down To See What Eastland Mall Looked Like in the 1980s

Now, we know what you're thinking: "Where will our littlest slimemsters get their fix?" Don't worry, Evansville parents! The city is brimming with indoor fun for the kiddos. Here are a few alternatives to keep their creative juices flowing:

  • Dig 'N Roll: Unearth endless adventure at this indoor dinosaur-themed playground with slides, tunnels, and even a fossil dig!
  • Polka Dots Play Cafe: Let your little ones explore a colorful oasis of toys, activities, and even a mini grocery store for pretend play.
  • Foam Warriorz Evansville: Gear up for some epic battles in this foam-tastic arena with inflatable obstacles and blasters galore.
  • Deep Blue Indoor Play: Dive into a nautical wonderland of ball pits, climbing structures, and slides fit for any ocean adventurer.

 Grab your little ones, lace up their sneakers, and get ready for some fun-filled adventures that will have them bouncing off the walls.
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New Shopping Options - Eastland Mall

It's not all gloom and doom when it comes to mall shopping. Recently, a new store opened in Eastland Mall that features name-brand shoes and sportswear. JD Sports is one of the newest shops in Eastland Mall.


Plus, MINISO will be opening soon. This cool shot offers unique lifestyle items, and sometimes they are paired with popular brands like Disney, Coke, and Marvel. According to their website, MINISO is all about affordable, joy, lighthearted, and fun.

Read More: New Shopping Experience Coming Soon to Evansville's Eastland Mall

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