Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m. Closed holidays.
The Kenosha Public Museum is a natural science and fine arts museum. After 65 years in a renovated post office building (now the Dinosaur Discovery Museum), the Kenosha Public Museum moved into its new facility at Kenosha’s lakefront in 2001. The Museum boasts over 80,000 items in its collections including almost 1,000 works in the fine arts collection. Exhibits feature world cultures, zoology, geology, fossils and fine and decorative arts. See the woolly mammoth excavated in Kenosha County. Stroll through the Four Season Native American Village. Enjoy world class art. Children explore the arts and sciences in The Field Station, a popular hands-on activity area.
Enjoy the gift shop, changing exhibits and free family programs and events. Classes and workshops offered. Adult and school group tours welcomed. Facility rentals available. Plenty of free parking.
Only at the Kenosha Public Museum Gift Shop: POLISH POTTERY by Ceramika Artystyczna. First quality, hand-painted pottery in beautiful patterns, styles and shapes. Freezer, Oven, Microwave and Dishwasher Safe. As beautiful as it is durable!
Visit the Peter V. Bianchi Artists Studio. Visit and learn about the creative process with artists demonstrating their craft (select days and times). This is located on the second floor of the KPM’s Fine & Decorative Arts Gallery.
An ongoing program on Wednesdays: Museum Munchkins, 9:30-10 a.m. Preschoolers with an adult learn about science and the world around them. Each week explore a different topic with stories, songs, and activities using pieces from the museum's collections. Free and open to the public.
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Kenosha Public Museum
5500 First Avenue, Kenosha
ph. 262-653-4140 fx. 262-653-4437
Meeting Rooms: 5
Located downtown on the shore of Lake Michigan, the Kenosha Public Museum offers a variety of options for your next gathering. Scenic views, unique meeting and reception spaces, comfortable surroundings and ample parking are just a few of the amenities guests will enjoy. Be sure to take a break and explore the museum's natural history and art collections. The Daimler Chrysler Hall is ideal for gatherings and meetings of up to 200. Our spectacular lobby features a 60 ft. glass atrium and glacial till wall. The Friends Gallery mezzanine provides a spectacular panoramic view of Lake Michigan. There are also two classroom spaces which can accommodate groups of up to 60 people.
Total Meeting Space: 7,455 sq. ft.
Room - Sq. Footage
Lobby - 2,275
DaimlerChrysler Hall - 2,130
The Friends Gallery - 1,050
Johnson Room - 1,370
Room 119/120 - 630
Also ask about Civil War Museum rentals!
A prolific artist of boundless curiosity and passion, Racine native Theodore Czebotar reflected in his work the times and tenor of his years as a traveler through life and as an observer and interpreter of the natural world.
The discovery of the Archaeopteryx fossil provided a critical link between dinosaurs and birds. Now, paleo-artists bring the Archaeopteryx and other extinct creatures to life, engaging visitors at the intersection of art and science.
For adults 21 and older. Cost is $42 and includes all supplies and refreshments from Twisted Cuisine. Register by February 5.
Join biologists, paleontologists and science enthusiasts for discussions and family activities during this international celebration of science, humanity and discoveries of Charles Darwin.
Astronomer Patrick Frendreis discusses the possibility of microscopic life on Mars and NASA's Space Launch System rocket designed for manned missions.
Quilt display and demonstrations, with a keynote speaker. All of the activities are free.
Learn about the work of scientists through activities for the whole family at the Kenosha Public Museum. The event is free.
All makes of model trains on display throughout the Kenosha Public Museum (5500 First Ave.) and Civil War Museum (5400 First Ave.). Free.
The Gateway Rose Society’s Annual Rose Show will display hundreds of beautiful roses and arrangements to be judged. Free admission.
The 6th Annual Museum Crawl is a progressive party at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum, Civil War Museum and Kenosha Public Museum.