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Kenosha Public Museum

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Address: 5500 First Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone Number: 262-653-4140
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Accredited natural science fine arts museum located in the heart of...

Accredited natural science fine arts museum located in the heart of beautiful downtown Kenosha. Free General Admission, Permanent Exhibits: World class art by Chagall, Picasso and Dali. Wisconsin Story, Kenosha County Woolly mammoth, Native American Village, Children’s hands-on Field Station. Changing exhibits and free family programs and events. Gift shop. Corporate events venue,birthdays, group tours. Shares a Lake Michigan shoreline campus with The Civil War Museum and a working electric streetcar! Short walk to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. Minutes from Illinois Wisconsin border / Six Flags Great America.

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Great little museum

I went on a snowy Saturday morning and it was pretty empty. The staff greeted me kindly and gave me a map and explained what was in the different areas. The downstairs history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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English first
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went on a snowy Saturday morning and it was pretty empty. The staff greeted me kindly and gave me a map and explained what was in the different areas. The downstairs history exhibit was a little more oriented towards children than I expected, but I still enjoyed it. The art upstairs was nice, it was really cool to see... More 

Thank eec317
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum. Awesome learning for the kids. Learned allot myself. Need to return someday. 😄😃😀😉☺😅

Thank Loren D
Wisconsin Dells,
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids love the Kenosha Museum. As an adult, one time is good and it's kind of small, but the kids just LOVE it and want to go through it over and over again. I do have to say that the hands-on activity area is really nice and has tons of things for the kids to do, play with, and... More 

Thank Jennifer S
Chicago, Illinois
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95 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Unlike any big museum, every exhibit is organized in a manner that you can visit all without having to go around in a maze. Exhibit programming includes mammoths, world cultures, Native Americans, zoology, geology, fossils, and fine and decorative arts.

Thank Legrand1
Yukon, Oklahoma
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91 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

If you have a little time and like history it is worth the time and stop. The place does not charge to get in but they would like donations to help keep the place running.

Thank Mike B
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Have had the family here several times. Great exhibits very informational A must see for children and adults

Thank GARY H
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very interesting museum. Incredible fossils and artifacts from around the country as well as those found here in Kenosha. A must-see for all interested in archeological history. Very well put together exhibits, articles, and facts.

Thank Cheryl B
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

To stroll at you leisure, to stop, study and reflect. The Kenosha Public Museum is huge, yet intimate - you're surrounded by light and darkness, history, beauty and peace. I quickly became calm and felt connected with all the artifacts, paintings, sculpture and the humanity of it all. Do yourself a simple and pleasant favor - go with a loved... More 

Thank Jim L
Chicago, Illinois
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112 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The kenosha public museum is such a great gym in Kenosha! The exhibits are fresh, relevant and compete with many big city museums. The best part...it's free.

Thank LizaAllee
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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210 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The Museum is free but donations accepted.I almost missed the ''Water Color'' Exhibit. I finally fit into my ''Summer Schedule'' some ''mind enriching'' time. The day I visited the museum it was extremely hot outside and I enjoyed the cool temperature inside the museum. As I walked around the Water Color Exhibit I wished that there were MORE SITTING OPTIONS... More 

Thank Jeep057

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