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The Electric Streetcar links the Dinosaur Discovery Museum, Kenosha Public Museum, and Civil War Museum.

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Kenosha Public Museum

(262) 653-4140

Hours:

Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m. Closed holidays.

Pricing:

Free Admission!

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!

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. 

Note: The Kenosha Public Museum, Civil War Museum, and Dinosaur Discovery Museum make up the Kenosha Public Museums.

 

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Kenosha Public Museum
5500 First Avenue, Kenosha
ph. 262-653-4140 fx. 262-653-4437
E-mail: pgregorski@kenosha.org

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!

Kenosha Public Museum Exhibit: Building Bridges: The Photographic Journey of Chip Duncan

April 9, 2016 - June 19, 2016

Portraits and landscapes reveal poverty, tradition and change in the developing world.

Kenosha Public Museum Film Screening: The Sound Man

May 3, 2016

The Sound Man: Film Screening with Chip Duncan. Some journalists make a choice to cover conflict and crisis. Some die in the line of duty. Some live with the consequences.

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 40th Annual National Juried Exhibition

May 7, 2016 – August 7, 2016

The Transparent Watercolor Society of America displays 80 paintings from some of the nation's top transparent watercolor artists in this popular annual show. The wide range of themes includes abstracts, portraits, landscapes, city scenes and more, all using the transparent watercolor painting method.  

Kenosha Public Museum Program: Imagination Studio

May 14, 2016

Draw, paint, sculpt and create in the free open studio.

Kenosha Public Museum Program: STEAM Cafe!

May 19, 2016

This program is held the third Thursday of each month; professionals and educators offer free presentations focusing on topics related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Train Extravaganza Weekend

May 21, 2016 – May 22, 2016

All makes of model trains on display throughout the Kenosha Public Museum (5500 First Ave.) and Civil War Museum (5400 First Ave.).

Gateway Rose Society Rose Show

June 25, 2016

The Gateway Rose Society’s Annual Rose Show will display hundreds of beautiful roses and arrangements to be judged. Free admission.

Museum Crawl

July 8, 2016

The 6th Annual Museum Crawl is a progressive party at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum, Civil War Museum and Kenosha Public Museum.

Friends of the Museums Art Fair

July 17, 2016

This is the 52nd annual art fair presented by the Friends of the Kenosha Public Museums. This popular fine art fair includes indoor and outdoor booths, food, music and a kids art tent.

Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

September 15, 2016 – September 17, 2016

The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning welcomes nationally and internationally-known cartoonists to Kenosha each year to share their stories, display their work, conduct workshops, and meet fans of the funny pages and other forms of cartooning.