Open Tues.-Sun. 12-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and holidays.
The Dinosaur Discovery Museum opened in 2006 in a renovated 1908 Beaux Arts historic landmark. Visit the only Museum to focus exclusively on the link between modern birds and meat-eating dinosaurs. See the largest collection of meat-eating theropods! Learn what these dinosaurs looked like, what they ate and how they behaved. See life-scale replicas of Tyrannosaurus rex, Gallimimus, Ceratosaurus, and much more. Discover the link between dinosaurs and modern day birds.
Check out the Carthage Institue of Paleonotoloy’s paleontology lab and the gift shop. Free programs for adults and families offered. Adult and school group tours welcomed.
Ask about our Junior Paleontologist Club.
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The Museum offers the opportunity for hands-on learning and fun at the Dino Digs every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm. Come and get your hands dirty! Dino Digs are designed for children ages three and up. Donning safety goggles and using paleontologist tools, children become amateur paleontologists and dig for dinosaurs at our simulated excavation sites. Experience first-hand the excitement of excavating a dinosaur fossil. There is no charge to participate.
The Kids Discovery Lab is stocked with coloring sheets and dinosaur rubbings for children and educational dinosaur books for all ages. Parents are invited to join their children in learning the fascinating history of dinosaurs.
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Aspiring young paleontologists can experience first-hand the excitement of excavating a dinosaur fossil. Free and open to the public.
Whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow, there are mammoth savings at the 19th annual Groundhog Day Sale! Receive 25% off purchases in the Kenosha Public Museum, Civil War Museum and Dinosaur Discovery Museum gift shops.
Charles Darwin was the first to describe biological evolution via natural selection. Throughout the day, discover Darwin's work, discuss evolutionary biology with museum staff and professors from local universities, and learn how scientific knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the advancement of humanity.
Kids ages 6-10 learn about the process of dinosaur excavation and preparation. Work with real dinosaur fossils and discover your inner paleontologist!
Kids ages 3-5 will have a prehistoric blast learning about dinosaurs.
The 5th Annual Museum Crawl is a progressive party at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum, Civil War Museum and Kenosha Public Museum.
Join Kenosha Public Museum (5500 First Ave.), Civil War Museum (5400 First Ave.), and Dinosaur Discovery Museum (5608 Tenth Ave.) for free Halloween-themed family activities.