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Dinosaur Discovery Museum

5608 10th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-4007
+1 262-653-4450
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Perfect size with fun hands-on for 3rd grade to pre-K

Great way to introduce museums to youngsters. It is packed with information without being so big... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jenna S
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Auburndale, Wisconsin, United States
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An excellent spot, especially for younger kids

My youngest grandson had been asking about coming back to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum for awhile... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Allen21096
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Chicago, Illinois
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Largest collection of meat-eating theropods on exhibit! Learn what dinosaurs looked like, ate and how they behaved. See life-scale replicas, The Carthage Institute of Paleontology on-site lab Minutes from the Illinois Wisconsin border and Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Illinois.
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5608 10th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-4007
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great way to introduce museums to youngsters. It is packed with information without being so big that kids would lose interest. Hands-on play is fun and well arranged. Be sure to get to the basement where you can watch paleontologists cleaning dinosaur bones; they had...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

My youngest grandson had been asking about coming back to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum for awhile and we decided to bring him and his younger sister. The Dinosaur Discovery Museum is the perfect, small museum for kids that usually don't have the longest attention spans....More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

This is a very small museum that basically consist of one large room filled with dinosaur fossils and a smaller area where children can dress up like a dinosaur and discover buried fossils. The main room is set up showing dinosaur evolution and has a...More

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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review! It sounds like you really got the most out of your visit. The gallery isn't very large, but we have tried to fill every space with as much as possible without overwhelming our visitors. Our Museum is...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This museums is small but packed with educational opportunities for any age. But I would think the younger grade school age would be fascinated the best. The TV video clips inside to the right should be watched first. These impressive dinosaur fossilized skeletons are expertly...More

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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thanks for the well thought-out review! While our displays are generally liked by the little ones, we're sure anyone with a love for dinosaurs can find something interesting to explore. Visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Small museum. Great probably for families with small children. Has several displays of dinosaurs. Staff is friendly.

Thank Thomas R
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This museum is a gem for a dino trip with young children. It has many types of dinosaur fossils displayed in a large upstairs room. You don't have to walk many floors and rooms to see what is fascinating to young and old alike. Bathrooms...More

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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Wow, what a wonderful review! It sounds like you really took your time and soaked up all our Museum has to offer. It's great to hear that you got as much enjoyment out of the exhibits as your little one. Visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Doesn't take long to see. The downstairs is very cool though. Real paleontologists were working on extracting a triceratops fossil from it's casting they retrieved from Montana. There is a short film upstairs that shows the whole process and was quite informative. And it's free!...More

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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thanks for your review! The great thing about our Museum is you can take as little or as long as you want to go through it. With 22 specimens on display, there's plenty to see if you want to stop and read each panel. Or...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Nice exhibits but very small. Downstairs has an activity area for children. Check website for times.

Thank Laurie J
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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thanks for the review! In addition to the kids area in the Lower Level, you can also catch Paleontologists cleaning real dinosaur bones collected by Carthage College. We're open every day but Monday, 12pm-5pm. Visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Dinosaur Discovery Museum is a very small museum, but the admission is free with a small suggested donation. It's just the right size for smaller kids who are still learning how to behave in a museum. My sons are 5 and 7, and they loved...More

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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

What a great observation! We have 22 different dinosaur fossils on display at the Museum, and you can see them all without ever letting your little one wander out of sight. The Carthage Paleontology Lab is also in the basement of the Lower Level, and...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Small but lots of good specimens and many informative displays. Can you beat 3 dollar suggested donation? Obviously tiny compared to Chicago's Field Museum, but I think this has just as many actual dinosaurs. If you are into Dinosaurs, worth a visit.

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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thanks for the great review! You're absolutely right - we have the largest collection of theropods in the country, with 22 specimens, 9 of which can only be seen at our Museum! How cool is that? Come visit us again soon!

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WaterBug6250
23 October 2017|
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Response from Mike F | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. As long as you have explained that dinosaurs can be big and intimidating (they have a T-Rex and Allosaurus on display).
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Lindadianebaby
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There is no admission price, as it is a free museum. They do have donation boxes though if you want to make a donation.
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