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Kenosha Public Museum

5500 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-3778
+1 262-653-4140
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Day adventure with Grandkids

The grandkids want to see other towns along our train track, so we rode to the northern terminus... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
amygilbert777
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Chicago, Illinois
Love this place!!

Such a gem! We love this amazing museum! The awesome free exhibits and hands on area! Amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tarah H
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5500 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-3778
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The grandkids want to see other towns along our train track, so we rode to the northern terminus and spent a day in Kenosha this week. This town has done so much to rejuvenate itself, including a mile+ trolley line from the train station to...More

Thank amygilbert777
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It sounds like you had a wonderful day in downtown Kenosha! Thanks so much for making us a part of your visit. It's great to hear that not only did your grandkids enjoy the Museum, but you did as well. Come see us again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a gem! We love this amazing museum! The awesome free exhibits and hands on area! Amazing history at your finger tips!! Beautiful views of the Harbor from the top floor. Great gift shop. Love this place!!More

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

Thanks for your kind words! We could not have asked for a better location, right on the lake with beautiful views any time of year. And we love being able to showcase a diverse range of exhibits for all tastes and ages. See you again...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

lots of exibits to see. has a civil war museum right next door! great for all ages. great view of the lake and harborMore

Thank toddt501
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review! With the help of the Streetcar, you can visit all three of our wonderful Museums in one day, then grab lunch or dinner at one of our amazing downtown restaurants. Or, take a break by walking along the...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

Another small, free museum in Kenosha with a suggested donation of $3. The first floor has the gift shop, natural history museum, and a classroom area for the kids. The upstairs is an art museum with a couple of galleries. My kids really enjoyed the...More

Thank Jen R
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review! We have a great mixture of natural history, science, and art, so there truly is something for everyone. We hope you come see us again soon!

Reviewed 13 June 2017

This museum is a gem. I am a member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. KPL hosts our annual exhibit each year in their spacious and well lit gallery. Also, TWSA sponsors a painting workshop and KPL provides an amazing classroom. It is a...More

Thank vlmorley
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thanks for the great review! We love hosting the Transparent Watercolor Society of America's annual show in our galleries, which always gets such positive words from our visitors. The artists in the show are extremely talented, and we feel lucky to get to showcase the...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped into the Kenosha Public Museum during the Farmers Market this morning. What a nice, manageable space for families with small children. The lower level had a walkthrough that focused on Native Americans from the region. There was also a wooly mammoth skeleton on...More

Thank djcollie03
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our Museum! We love being a place where you can bring the whole family and spend the day together. There really is something here for everyone; Science, Art, History, and hands-on fun for the little ones. Visit...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

I like museums, but not enough to want to spend the whole day in one. The ones in Chicago can be overwhelming. This place is small enough to go through in an hour or two, and still hold your interest. Some very cool exhibits, well...More

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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

What a great review! We want to make our Museums accessible to everyone, whether you're looking for something educational, entertaining, or artistic! While we do not charge an admission fee, all donations are much appreciated. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Very much enjoyed walking through the Kenosha Public Museum and learned a lot about Wooly mammoths, bones, rocks, art, etc. Donation of $5 is recommended. Well worth it! Employees were very friendly!

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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

A nice, succinct review! Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion. We hope you visit us again sometime!

Reviewed 4 May 2017

I only visited the ground floor exhibits because the arts section on the upper level was being changed for the next special exhibit. The volunteers were very helpful and friendly. The exhibits were fascinating and informative. The historical facts going back to the creation of...More

Thank 144ruthd
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you for spending time with us! We do have a special program for preschoolers on Wednesday mornings called, "Museum Munchkins", which teaches children about animals through songs, games and hands-on activities. Please visit us again when our exhibits reopen for the summer!

Reviewed 2 April 2017

An interesting portrayal of the history of the Native American tribes in the area, describing how they lived in much more detail than is usually displayed. The displays are interesting and well done. The museum itself is a lovely building, but the display is not...More

Thank Ruby P
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