Tours at our Kenosha Museums
A day at one (or more) of our museums is the perfect outing for community groups, senior centers, or travel outings.
Reservations are required for all groups of more than nine people. Group leaders and bus drivers receive complimentary admission. For group rates and booking information, fill out a Reservation Request Form.
The Kenosha Public Museums are located in beautiful downtown Kenosha along the scenic shores of Lake Michigan. Downtown Kenosha is a vibrant neighborhood with distinctive shopping, dining, parks, and cultural opportunities. Go to Visit Kenosha for more information on happenings, area attractions, and recreational activities in our vibrant and historic neighborhood.
Kenosha Public Museum
Established in 1933, the Kenosha Public Museum’s collections have grown to over 80,000, including 1,200 works in the fine arts collection.
In the permanent exhibition, “The Wisconsin Story,” experience changes in climate, development of ecosystems, and the life of American Indians in Wisconsin. Marvel at the exhibition’s highlight, the Woolly Mammoth, excavated right here in Kenosha County.
Temporary fine arts exhibitions feature national touring art shows, well-known book illustrators, and cartoonists. The Museum boasts multiple exhibition and gallery spaces, stunning views of Lake Michigan, a gift shop, and free on-site parking.
Civil War Museum
Learn about the important roles the seven states of the Upper Middle West played during the Civil War. March, train, and fight with a Midwestern Civil War regiment during a viewing of our award winning 360° film Seeing the Elephant. Become Immersed in the sights and sounds of a Union Civil War camp, a railroad car carrying passengers and soldiers, and a steamboat transporting passengers home after the war.
Reflect on the personal stories of the men, women, and children who lived during this turbulent time in American history.
The Museum has multiple exhibition and gallery spaces, an outdoor terrace with stunning views of Lake Michigan, a gift shop, and free on-site parking.
Dinosaur Discovery Museum
Located in Southeast Wisconsin, the Dinosaur Discovery Museum features the nation’s largest display of meat-eating theropod dinsoarus and focuses on the evolution of theropods into modern birds.
It is also home to the Carthage Institute of Paleontology located on the lower level of the Museum. The Institute collects and studies dinosaur specimens which are stored at the Museum and on display for visitors.