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Kenosha Public Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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30ish minutes ain’t bad!

We came up to Naval Station Great Lakes to see my brother graduate from Navy Basic training. After... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
395samuelm
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Urbana, Ohio, United States
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The mammoth is fabulous!

Went specifically for the mammoth. The exhibit about the indigenous people and artifacts are... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Halli M
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New York City, New York
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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...more
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5500 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-3778
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All reviews public museum second floor natural history water color native americans wooly mammoths mammoth bones rotating exhibits all ages wonderful location a great place to bring discovery area on display suggested donation nice size families with small children nice gift shop
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We came up to Naval Station Great Lakes to see my brother graduate from Navy Basic training. After he shipped to his next station, we decided to head for Kenosha for a day trip since it was only about 30 minutes away. The museum was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is an average museum for adults but there are things to keep the children interested. The prehistoric info is good but the rest seemed lacking and the art could be better.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review! Our art exhibit space rotates 3-4 times throughout the year, so if one show doesn't suit your taste, in a few months we'll have something new to see. We also host the Transparent Watercolor Society of America's nationally...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

The Kenosha Public Museum is free but it is small. One large room downstairs with several displays on natural history and native American history. The best exhibit is the wooly mammoths that were found in the area. Another changing exhibit hall upstairs. Great way to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Went specifically for the mammoth. The exhibit about the indigenous people and artifacts are great. There's also a stunning set of geodes/crystals that you should see behind the gift shop by elevators. Had no idea, but a local kid showed them to me.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Halli M
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for the nice review! We ask all the local kids to show out-of-town visitors their favorite spots in the Museum, it really helps out our greeters ;). It's great that you came to see the mammoth, and were pleasantly surprised by what else...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were out for a walk and we saw the Mammoth in the window. It drew us in and we were glad it did. Thanks for the great interpretations and explanations.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

We're so glad to hear the mammoth enticed you inside our Museum! Found right here in Kenosha County, the Mammoth is the crown jewel of our collection. We do however, have plenty to see for visitors of all ages and interests. Hopefully you visit us...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018

This museum takes donations (recommended $5). There are some nice displays and an interactive kids area. Upstairs was an art exhibition for watercolor which was very lovely. Takes maybe an hour to go through.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thanks for your review! We are a donation-based museum, and we appreciate every donation no matter how big or small. Our 2nd floor art gallery is a rotating exhibition space, so there's always something new to see when you visit. We're currently working on a...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

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

Reviewed 11 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Matt W
Reviewed 19 June 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

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

Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeff S
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

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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