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Dinosaur Discovery Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Small, but mighty

Although the size is small, there was plenty to see and several activities geared to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol C
Libertyville, Illinois
Lots of Bones!

I took my dinosaur loving grandson. It's a small museum but has some really nice fossil samples... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2018
James P
Racine, Wisconsin
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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...more
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5608 10th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-4007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the size is small, there was plenty to see and several activities geared to children. Plus, it was free with a requested donation.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Carol C
Reviewed December 15, 2018

I took my dinosaur loving grandson. It's a small museum but has some really nice fossil samples. It's within walking distance of several other museums, and it's FREE!More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank James P
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Thanks for the review! Yes, we do have lots of bones, and some pretty interesting ones, too! Our Museum is donation based, so we welcome whatever you are able to give us even if it's just the pleasure of your company. We hope to see...More

Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

I would have not paid to see this, but for a free museum where you can donate a little, it was just fine. On the lower level there was a play area that also offered a peek into the lab. It is accessible down a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rontu78
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We visited with my 4 year old grandson, who has a significant understanding of dinosaurs. While the museum is small, it is definitely worth it. The time span to visit is perfect for smaller children. The activity center in the basement is okay. Parking is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thanks for visiting our Museum! In our experience, most four-year-olds who visit us have a more significant understanding of dinosaurs than many of the adults! We like to think our giant room of dinos is pretty awe-inspiring for the little ones, and our newly installed...More

Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

I think any kid under 8 would enjoy this museum. Several interactive exhibits and my kids liked unearthing the bones. Older kids would probably appreciate the main exhibit more. Easy parking and convenient location.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review! Most of our Museum is targeted towards the little ones, however we're confident that anyone who is interested in dinosaurs will find something cool and interesting in our exhibits! For older kids, we would recommend coming during the...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a very small museum that if you are going to kenosha just for the dinosaur museum, it's not worth it. If you're in town, you should check it out. It's literally 1 room about the size of a classroom or a stage with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amy L
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Nice small museum well worth a visit. Lots of nice displays and an educated staff. Parking is,a challenge probably dye to the proximity to the court house.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

For a 5 year old who loves dinosaurs this was perfect. It’s not too big or crowded. The displays are close and easy to understand and explain. There are a couple fun things for the kids to do in addition to the displays. We were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thank you for the review! Our Museum is modeled for both the young and young at heart, so we're glad to hear you enjoyed the interactive displays and activities we offer. We're particularly good for short attention spans, and a quick ride on the Streetcar...More

Reviewed June 16, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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October 22, 2017|
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Response from MikeF739 | 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).
July 19, 2016|
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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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Fruita or Grand Junction (2 Replies)
Where to go for dinosaurs ...? We are travelling through Grand Junction and Fruita in July '06 with 3 children (6yrs, 8yrs, 9yrs) and are confused with the info. on Dinosaur museums in these towns. Where is Dinosaur Discovery Museum? Also, I don't want an expensive/formal day's dig (as they don't all want to do it) and want to know which musuem might be the best alternative - interactive, hands-on, realistic noises, possibly working labs. We are staying in GJ and would ideally like a day...More
February 25, 2006|
Response fromrxtemp|
the interactive museum is the one in fruita. i think it is called dinaosaur disc. museum. the best one is vernal, utah with a inside museum and the quarry trip to see it if thats on your flight plan. its called a dinosaur triangle passport. grand junction to vernal and around. the fruita museum has that info. near the fruita museum, there are 2 small hikes. not quarry's but you can see where bones were once found and such. riggs hill is the one in g.j. this is a small town here, so going from...More