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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: Center Stage – A Century of Guitars

August 20, 2016 – February 26, 2017

Explore the evolution and artistry of the guitar in America through the 20th Century, and its impact on popular music and culture. Free. View rare, vintage, and unique guitars, many never shown before. Featuring a premiere collection courtesy of Music Center, Kenosha.

Kenosha Public Museum Exhibit: Monsters, Mutants & Madmen!

October 15, 2016 - February 19, 2017

Enjoy science fiction movie posters of the drive-in era.

Kenosha Public Museum Program: CSI: Mammoth

January 27, 2017

Kids ages 6-12 can solve a mammoth mystery! Dig for bones, sift for clues and explore the mammoth exhibit with flashlights, then play mammoth games.

Kenosha Public Museum Program: Family Game Day

February 5, 2017

The Museum is turning into a game room! Search for clues in the exhibits. Test your knowledge at nature trivia. Play Jurassic Twister. Free and open to the public, but designed for ages 5-12.

Rockin' at the Museum

February 18, 2017

Featuring live music by the Eddie Butts Band! Also:

Kenosha Public Museum Program: Women In Science

March 4, 2017

Enjoy activities and experiments for the whole family. Scientists from a wide array of occupations will show off their work, research, and stories of how they became scientists.

 

Southport Quilters Guild Annual Members Show

March 4, 2017 - March 22, 2017

Quilt Party: Celebrating 15 Years Together! More than 50 displayed quilts commemorate special occasions including 15 years of the Guild and Museum working together to celebrate the art of quilting.

Kenosha Public Museum Exhibit: Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to Matanzas Bay

March 4, 2017 – May 28, 2017

Contemporary art retraces the historical experiences of American Indian communities. General admission is free.

Kenosha Unified School District Student Art Exhibit

March 10, 2017 – April 23, 2017

The 45th annual Kenosha Unified School District student show includes artwork from all grade levels of all district schools. General admission is free.

National Quilt Day

March 18, 2017

Watch demonstrations and take part in quilting activities throughout the day. This is a mostly free event.