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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
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  • Kenosha Public Museum - Trading Post
  • Kenosha Public Museum - The Field Station
  • a glass painting museum class
  • Kenosha Public Museum - Four Seasons Native American Village
  • Art at the Kenosha Public Museum
  • a basket weaving museum class
  • Kenosha Public Museum - The Field Station
  • Kenosha Public Museum - The Field Station

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!

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. 

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: Journey to Primal: The Art of Theodore Czebotar

August 15, 2015 – February 29, 2016

This collection of paintings by Racine native Czebotar are reflections of a curious traveler and observer of the natural world. General admission is free.

Kenosha Public Museum Exhibit: The Things That Remain – A Veteran Print Project

July 4, 2015 – November 15, 2015

Together, veterans and artists express historical experiences through traditional methods of fine art print, opening an ongoing dialogue.

Kenosha Symphony Orchestra's Woodwind Quintet - In Performance

September 12, 2015

A free performance by the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra’s (KSO's) Woodwind Quintet of musical selections, including the premiere of "Beacon" by Sid Richardson. Presented by the Kenosha Community Foundation to celebrate Kenosha's HarborPark and the KSO's 76th Season.

Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

September 17, 2015 – September 19, 2015

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.  Meet the faces behind the laughter!

Kenosha Public Museum Workshop: Cartooning With the Cartoonists

September 19, 2015

Children ages 8-18 will learn to draw their own cartoons with special guest artists Bill Morrison, Jan Eliot, Ed Steckley and Mark Anderson.

Kenosha Public Museum Exhibit Reception

September 20, 2015

The public is invited to view the exhibit The Things That Remain – A Veteran Print Project and enjoy light refreshments. At 2 p.m. Veteran Print Project Founder Yvette Pinot will give a gallery talk. Free.

Kenosha Public Museum Program: Afghanistan/Wisconsin: Verbatim Theatre Project

September 27, 2015

In conjunction with The Things That Remain – A Veteran Print Project exhibit, Carthage College Theatre Department presents a live performance to help tell the stories of veteran experiences before, during and after deployment. Free.

Kenosha Public Museums Family Event: Boofest

October 24, 2015

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.

Kenosha Public Museum Event: International Holiday

December 5, 2015

Enjoy an International Market with foods and gifts from around the world, children's crafts and musical entertainment. This is the 14th annual event – it’s a free family event.

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