Winter Break at the Museums

12/21/2018 - Trisha Blaine

Have fun at these Kenosha Museum events this winter
Have fun at these Kenosha Museum events this winter

Let’s face it, December is an exhausting month.  From holiday festivities, office and school parties, school performances, and family gatherings… we forget to take time for the simple things, at least I do.  This year I planned to do it differently.  My shopping was done well in advance and I made a list of everything I had to do for the end of the year.  In doing so, it has allowed me to enjoy some of the local activities that I normally miss.  I’ve also made plan to enjoy more fun during winter break, too. Here are some of the great events happening from now through the New Year at the Kenosha Public Museum and Dinosaur Discovery Museum.  I’m going to end 2018 and kick of 2018 by making memories with some local family fun!  Oh, and did I mention it’s all FREE?!

The Kenosha Public Museum has a plethora of opportunities for you to indulge in during winter break, and throughout the year.  Every Wednesday morning, you can join the museum staff for a theme-filled half hour of stories, songs, and activities focused on science and nature.  So bundle up your little ones and join us for Museum Munchkins from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Who knows youmight even learn a thing or two.  Here is the lineup for December - January.  
December 26 – Narwhals
January 2 – Giant Squids
January 9 – Brachiosaurus (This week at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum, not Kenosha Public Museum)
January 16 – Muskies
January 23 – Red Tailed Hawk
January 30 – Giant Beaver.

Along with Museum Munchkins, there is another weekly activity available.  Sunday Curiosity Carts offers an interactive experience at the Field Station, located off the lobby of the Kenosha Public Museum.  Each week there is a new activity, focused on a different area of Science.  This event takes place every Sunday from 1:30 - 3:30pm and can be enjoyed any time you drop by. Museum staff and volunteers are on hand to answer questions and guide you along. 

Thursday, December 27 and Friday December 28, the annual Frost Fest: Art Masters event will take place. Artists come in all shapes and sizes, so stop by and paint like the masters do. No skills are required, trust me I have none, but I can’t wait to unlock my inner artist and hope you will join me in doing so.  All the supplies will be provided and all ages are welcome.  

The event I know my mystery-loving kids are most looking forward to happens Saturday, January 12 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. It’s “Basil’s Favorite Things”.  Basil is a fun-loving Badger who would love for you to join him for hands-on activities. He will help event attendees discover his favorite things about the museum.  Test out your super sleuth skills and help solve Basil’s monthly mystery.  This event will also take place on February 9 and March 9, too, with new mysteries for you to solve.  

Lastly, each Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 4 p.m., children can get first-hand experience in excavating a dinosaur fossil during Dino Digs.  Grab a pair of safety goggles and your lab jacket! Everyone will learn about what a Paleontologist does and the different tools it takes to safely uncover the largest animals that once roamed the earth.  Join in the Dino-riffic fun.  This event is suggested for kids ages 3 and up. 

We are super excited for FREE, educational, local fun this winter. There is no way that we’ll be bored!

Community Blog Team 2018

Trisha Blaine

Community Blogger

Former Kenoshan. Lover of musicals, cooking, nature, travel, reading, and all things Disney. Fulltime wife to an awesome guy, stay-at-home momma to 3 kiddos, and home school teacher extraordinaire.