Open Sun.-Mon. 12-5 p.m., Tues.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays September-February, and holidays. Extended hours, from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., on Thursdays from May 30 through August 29.
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, workshops, and bus trips offered. Adult and school group tours welcomed. Facility rentals available. Plenty of free parking.
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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!
The Society of Animal Artists 52nd Annual Members Exhibition National Museum Tour. On display in the Touhey Gallery. General admission is free.
The Transparent Watercolor Society of America will once again display a variety of watercolors from artists from across the country. An opening reception will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at the Kenosha Public Museum.
Learn about the near and distant members of our planetary family. Studied from Earth-based telescopes and dozens of robotic spacecraft, there is much that has been learned about the insides and outsides of Earth's fellow planets.
Learn about the celestial constellations and events in the summer skies including what planets may be visible, any meteor showers, and "deep-sky" objects.
Join members of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America at the museum for a Gallery Talk on the TWSA 37th Annual National Juried Exhibition. Free and open to the public.
Hundreds of beautiful roses and arrangements will be judged and displayed. Novices are welcome to enter and register roses between 7 and 9:30 a.m.
Model trains of all sizes will be running and displayed throughout the Kenosha Public Museum (5500 First Ave.) and Civil War Museum (5400 First Ave.). Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the G-Scalers Model Train Club.
Join the museums for a vintage baseball double-header. At 1 p.m., watch the game between The Milwaukee Cream Citys and the Oregon Ganymedes on the grounds of HarborPark. Prior to the match, members of the Milwaukee Cream Citys will host a demonstration of the rules and equipment of vintage baseball.
Museum Crawl is a progressive party at the three Kenosha Public Museums: Dinosaur Discovery Museum, Civil War Museum and Kenosha Public Museum. Tickets include food, beer, streetcar fare, a goodie bag and a chance to win great door prizes! This is a 21+ event.
Formerly known as the Art Fair in Library Park, the Friends of the Kenosha Public Museums are pleased to announce the group's 49th annual art fair. Now in a new location outside the Kenosha Public Museum and Civil War Museum!