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Kenosha Public Museum

5500 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-3778
+1 262-653-4140
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This museum is fairly small, but it is free and the main exhibit is very well done. It was great to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie P
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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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Nice Museum for Kids

They have a big dinosaur and lots of exhibits for kids and also art. They change it up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matt W
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Accredited natural science and fine arts Museum located in the heart of beautiful downtown Kenosha. Free General Admission and free parking. Permanent Exhibits include: Wisconsin Story, Kenosha County Woolly mammoth, Native American Village, Children's hands-on Field Station. Rotating exhibits and free family programs and events year-round. Unique Gift Shop carrying local, hand-made and green products. Includes rental spaces for corporate events,birthdays, weddings, parties, etc. Group tours for children and adults available. Shares a Lake Michigan shoreline campus with the Civil War Museum and a working electric streetcar which runs to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. Short distance from Illinois/Wisconsin border.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“public museum” (24 reviews)
“second floor” (11 reviews)
“water color” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5500 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-3778
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+1 262-653-4140
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is fairly small, but it is free and the main exhibit is very well done. It was great to stop in and learn after spending time at the Harbor Market on a Saturday morning.More

Thank Stephanie P
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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for stopping by the Museum! The main exhibit on the first floor is a permanent display, however we rotate art throughout the year in and out of our 2nd floor gallery exhibit space so there is always something new to see. We're the perfect...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a big dinosaur and lots of exhibits for kids and also art. They change it up periodically. I belong to a quilters guild and we have a show. There are different shows and activity's so check the web before going.

Thank Matt W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful little museum showcasing Mammoth bones found in the county, natural history, art collections & a discovery area for kids young and old to explore creatures, bones, and art. You can bird watch with your kids or lead them in a art...More

Thank Anjanette S
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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review! It sounds like you had a great day with the family on our lakefront. Hopefully you also had the chance to hop on the electric streetcar to tour the downtown! We do offer an open "Imagination Studio"...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I took our 2 grandchildren to the museum a couple Wednesday’s ago and they had fun with the badger presentation. All the children seemed to enjoy themselves.More

Thank Jeff S
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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You must be talking about our wildly popular Museum Munchkins program for preschoolers! Every week we talk about a different animal from our collection, with stories, crafts, and songs to go with. It's a free program, and its only a half hour long so the...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

The water color exhibit is exceptional. Don't miss it. The mamoth-mastadon exhibit is very interesting. This museum is fun for all ages.

Thank David908
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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thanks for the review! The Transparent Watercolor Society of American exhibition runs through the summer (August 5th), but our mammoth is on display all year round. There is definitely something for everyone to enjoy at our Museum!

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

I've been here a couple of times w/ my mom who is a local. On the first floor, there is a set of permanent displays depicting the history of the area including the types of dinosaurs that walked the land and the life styles of...More

Thank Areya W
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

A comprehensive educational venue highlighting the Pre-Kenosha Native American customs and culture of the area. Also displays and information covering geological, geographical, plant and animal highlights of the area.

Thank Jeff K
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

A great place! We had NO IDEA this existed. The "greeters" were so welcoming and excited to talk about the exhibits.More

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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review! Our volunteers (many of whom are greeters) are one of our greatest assets. We are very lucky to have so many people in our community who support us and donate their time and energy to help us...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to bring a family for an hour. We had been visiting the Civil War Museum and decided to stop by here. It is suggested admission, so no set price to get in. The first floor is full of fossils, including...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great place to bring children. They have a room where children can explore and play. Exhibits upstairs change to enable you to keep coming back and discover new things. Special events are offered so check their website calendar.

Thank krmh371
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