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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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Amazing art

Everything in this museum is incredible the displays are amazing and very well setup. They have a wide display of various art work. A very fun place to leisurely go by yourself or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Everything in this museum is incredible the displays are amazing and very well setup. They have a wide display of various art work. A very fun place to leisurely go by yourself or others. They even have a hands on kids section that is pretty awesome too.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This a must while in Kenosha. They have so many interesting things to look at as part of the areas history.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great lakefront museum. First floor is the hx of the area and really informative and interesting. The 2nd floor skip other than the view. It may be the exhibits when we were there were not that interesting,

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Relatively new building on the Kenosha lakefront houses family and tourist friendly permanent exhibits (especially the native American historial one), as well as a museum store, a little kid creative learning zone, AND a wide variety of top notch temporary exhiibits, such as quilts, watercolor paintings, live rose / garden show, Rembrandt etchings, and a few more that I've forgotten... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This museum is not interested in interacting with elementary-aged students. When we took four children ( ages 8-10) to the field station section, the attendant appeared to recoil when one of the older children approached to ask what they could do. It was evident that we were disturbing the attendant's quiet. We really liked the front desk clerk who was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Free entrance is truly surprising considering how wonderful this museum is. To begin with, the permanent exhibition beautifully displays the early Indian cultures of the region, the trapper life and other unique features of this region. There are plenty of hands on activities for kids and a room just for them to explore. Special exhibitions upstairs are top quality, including... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The mammoth information was really cool. For a free museum it was set and maintained well. The water color and earth from space was amazing to take in. They had lots of local animals on display.

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Westville, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Our kids are 14/12 so they kind of breezed through this but did enjoy the artwork display from area school kids. It's free which is awesome! Nice location. Clean. Definitely bring younger kids to enjoy a family day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It's not huge, but there's enough to keep young kids occupied- especially in the kids room where there are activities for them to do.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Interesting history regarding the dinosaurs and glaciers of Wisconsin and how prevalent this was in the local area.

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Additional Information about Kenosha Public Museum

Address: 5500 First Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone Number: 262-653-4140
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Kenosha
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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