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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
  • Kenosha Public Museum
  • 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
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Kenosha Public Museum

(262) 653-4140


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


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

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!

Holiday Train Display

November 27, 2015 – January 10, 2016

The holiday train is back at the museum! Kids of all ages can enjoy watching the model train run through a festive winter scene. Free.

Kenosha Public Museum Exhibit: Journey to Primal: The Art of Theodore Czebotar

August 15, 2015 – February 29, 2016

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.

Kenosha Public Museum Exhibit: Dinosaurs Take Flight: The Art of Archaeopteryx

November 27, 2015 - March 26, 2016

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.

Kenosha Public Museum Event: International Holiday

December 5, 2015

Experience the holiday sights, smells and artistry of different cultures. Purchase foods from around the world, shop for artisan gifts, enjoy musical performances and cultural demonstrations.

Community Chanukah Celebration

December 6, 2015

Enjoy holiday songs, crafts and treats as members of Beth Hillel Temple share the symbols and history behind this Jewish holiday. Free and open to the public.

Holiday Workshop: Art Uncorked! Holiday Wine Glasses

December 9, 2015

For adults 21 and over. The cost is $42 which includes supplies and instruction to paint two wine glasses, and food and beverages provided by Twisted Cuisine. Advance registration is required by December 2.

Kenosha Public Museum Family Event: Frost Fest

December 28, 2015 - December 30, 2015

Free winter break activities for kids at Kenosha Public Museum sponsored by Friends of the Museums. Themes include:

Jurassic Park Movie Marathon

February 6, 2016

This is a free event.

Darwin Day

February 13, 2016

This is a free event.

National Quilt Day

March 19, 2016

Quilt display and demonstrations, with a keynote speaker. All of the activities are free.