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. Located on the second floor of the KPM’s Fine & Decorative Arts Gallery. View the Spring 2014 schedule here.
In addition to the special exhibits listed in the events tab above, Birds and Mammals of North America are on display in the Museum's Abbott Labs Treasures Gallery through 2014. From turtles and turkeys, to bison and black bears, some of the beloved animals from the KPM collections are in the first floor display cases.
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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!
Families can enjoy free activities at a different museum each day.
A vivid, compelling collection of prints by Mexican-American and Latino artists exploring their own cross-cultural identities and the experience of being American.
Kenosha Unified School District Department of Fine Arts presents the 43rd annual district-wide student art exhibit. General Admission is free.
Join the museum for a fun night out, while creating a painting of your own. No prior painting experience required.
Travel back to the 1700s and early 1800s at this indoor rendezvous. Learn how people lived during the fur-trading era as costumed reenactors demonstrate various crafts and skills of the day. Play games from the time in the Trading Post. Free and open to the public.
Join the Kenosha County Clergy Association and the museum for a presentation by a Holocaust survivor. Free and open to the public.
Learn about weather, meteorology and how to monitor weather at home. Explore the tools that meteorologists use to measure and predict the weather, and make some to use yourself.
Learn about the near and distant members of our planetary family, how to locate the planets in the night sky, and how to observe them with or without telescopes.
Bird fair, family crafts, presentations. This is a free public program.
Richard Edwards from the UW-Milwaukee Department of Anthropology will discuss findings from archaeological excavations at several sites near Lake Koshkonong, in Jefferson County, Wisconsin.