Open Tues.-Sun. 12-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and holidays.
The Dinosaur Discovery Museum opened in 2006 in a renovated 1908 Beaux Arts historic landmark. Visit the only Museum to focus exclusively on the link between modern birds and meat-eating dinosaurs. See the largest collection of meat-eating theropods! Learn what these dinosaurs looked like, what they ate and how they behaved. See life-scale replicas of Tyrannosaurus rex, Gallimimus, Ceratosaurus, and much more. Discover the link between dinosaurs and modern day birds.
Check out the Carthage Institue of Paleonotoloy’s paleontology lab and the gift shop. Free programs for adults and families offered. Adult and school group tours welcomed.
Ask about our Junior Paleontologist Club.
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The Museum offers the opportunity for hands-on learning and fun at the Dino Digs every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm. Come and get your hands dirty! Dino Digs are designed for children ages three and up. Donning safety goggles and using paleontologist tools, children become amateur paleontologists and dig for dinosaurs at our simulated excavation sites. Experience first-hand the excitement of excavating a dinosaur fossil. There is no charge to participate.
The Kids Discovery Lab is stocked with coloring sheets and dinosaur rubbings for children and educational dinosaur books for all ages. Parents are invited to join their children in learning the fascinating history of dinosaurs.
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Join the museum staff in celebrating the holiday season! All throughout the month of December, we will be making dinosaur ornaments to decorate the DDM Christmas tree and we invite you to do the same.
Do you have someone at home who is thinking about being a paleontologist? How would you like to gain some experience working with REAL dinosaur fossils?
Museum Crawl is a progressive party at the three Kenosha Public Museums: Dinosaur Discovery Museum (5608 Tenth Ave.), Civil War Museum (5400 First Ave.) and Kenosha Public Museum (5500 First Ave.). Tickets required and include hot appetizers, cold beer, fine wines, and amazing entertainment!