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Kenosha Public Museum

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Address: 5500 First Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone Number: 262-653-4140
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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Nice place to go with kids

Next door to Civil War Museum. Admission is free - just donation if You wish. Good place to spend couple hours with kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Next door to Civil War Museum. Admission is free - just donation if You wish. Good place to spend couple hours with kids.

Thank Elzbieta G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is very little finished in less than an hour. Exhibits are definitely better for older kids. My 11yr old enjoyed it much better than the younger under 7 group. Make sure you pick up or print off their I Spy paper which gave the kids things to look for around the museum. There is a decent size kids area... More 

Thank Legalgrl09
Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This public museum was small but had some very interesting parts. It didn't take us very long to go through it all, but we all agreed it was worth the stop. The upper floor had some art in it which was also nice.

Thank Karen N
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

There's not much to look at, so you'll get through it pretty fast but it is free, and there's a room for kid's to do activities in. It's 2 stories as well. If your looking for a museum with tons of stuff this isn't the place.

Thank Alexa B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

How can you beat this? A wonderful museum with incredibly friendly staff. The museum is clean and well kept everywhere. There are exhibits and activities for all ages and they even have facilities that can be rented for parties. All this combined means that it is a great place to visit regardless of your budget or just to get out... More 

Thank LCZreview
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I wentn for a wedding and it was super fun...didn't see too much from inside but at least for event is good.

Thank DianaPrince70
Bridgetown, Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I am reviewing the 2 exhibitions I saw here. First by the Transparent watercolor society exhibition justified my travelling 10 hours to see it. The photographic exhibition by Chip Duncan was the icing on th scale with sprinkles on top. Didn't see the rest of this free museum but ambience was nice.

Thank Maree7069
Huntley, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This is a free museum that has quite a bit of things for kids to do indoors! Spent a lot of time at the Field Station, where there are many hands-on activities for all ages.

Thank Lauren S
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

I felt they weren't sure of what all to display in a Public Museum, I was disappointed with this place.

Thank Sudarsan V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

This is a very nice museum, and it's free so you can't go wrong! The first floor has a large and fun activity area for kids, gift shop, area info, and the main exhibits. The main exhibits are detailed and are very fun! They have a trading post, a Native American Village, mammoth corner, and The Wisconsin Story. On the... More 

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