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Welcome to the Kenosha Public Museum

The Kenosha Public Museum, located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is a natural sciences and fine and decorative arts museum on the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan. Established in 1933, the Museum’s collections have grown to over 80,000, including 1,200 works of fine art. 

Exhibitions and programs feature mammoths, world cultures, Native Americans, zoology, geology, fossils, and fine and decorative arts. In addition, the Museum hosts temporary exhibitions and special events that offer local, regional, and national audiences opportunities to discover and explore the fascinating intersections of art and science.

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Discover a world of science, art, and fun at the Kenosha Public Museum

Our collections showcase the geography, culture, and arts of the world.  From mammoth bones to modern art, a day at the Kenosha Public Museum takes you through millions of years of history.
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Mammoth Bones

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Rocks and Minerals

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Pottery

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Sea Shells

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Artists Represented

Education Through Exploration

Whether at the museum, in class or virtually, we offer hands-on, exploratory and interactive programs on a variety of topics that provide your students with a fun way to learn about history, science, art and culture.

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Shop the Museum Store

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The Kenosha Public Museum’s store has a great selection of unique collectibles, cultural items from around the world, jewelry, scarves, toys, games and puzzles, Kenosha Public Museum and City of Kenosha logo items, and much more.

Visit the Kenosha Public Museum

Hours

Sunday12pm - 5pm
Monday10am - 5pm
Tuesday10am - 5pm
Wednesday10am - 5pm
Thursday10am - 5pm
Friday10am - 5pm
Saturday10am - 5pm

Closed Holidays:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

Fees

Admission to the Kenosha Public Museum is free. Donations are accepted at the door. The suggested donation is $5.

Due to the size of our museums and exhibits, groups of 25 or more people are required to coordinate their visit with our Education Services Coordinator. If your group is not on the museum calendar upon arrival, you may be asked to visit later in the day, or on a different date. Please call 262-653-4424 to coordinate your group’s visit.

See Group Rates at Group Tour Information

Accessibility

The Museum is handicap accessible, and visitors are welcome to bring their wheelchair, walker, or another device. The Museum has one wheelchair that may be checked out for use during your visit. Stop at the front desk for more information.

Directions

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From the North:
Take I-94 to WI-158/52nd Street (Exit 342). Travel East toward Lake Michigan approximately 7 miles. Turn right on 6th Avenue. Turn left on 54th Street. Turn Right on First Avenue.

From the South:
Take I-94 to WI-158/52nd Street (Exit 342). Travel East toward Lake Michigan approximately 7 miles. Turn right on 6th Avenue. Turn left on 54th Street. Turn Right on First Avenue.

From the West:
Travel east on WI-158 to 6th Avenue. Turn right on 6th Avenue. Turn left on 54th Street. Turn right on First Avenue.

Parking

Free parking for 230 vehicles is available on First Avenue, directly east of the Museum.

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