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Museum Reopening Plan

The Kenosha Museum Campus – Kenosha Public Museum, Civil War Museum, Dinosaur Discovery Museum – is working with the Kenosha County Division of Health with the priority of keeping staff, volunteers and the public as safe as possible as we reopen the Museums.

Temporary Hours

Civil War Museum and Kenosha Public Museum
Monday – Friday
10AM – 4:30PM
Closed Saturday – Sunday

 

Dinosaur Discovery Museum
Tuesday – Friday
12 – 4:30PM
Closed Saturday – Monday

 

Visitor Policies

In order to provide a safe environment for social distancing, admission will be based on 25% of the Museum’s building capacity. Visitation is on a first come, first served basis and there may be a wait time to enter the building.

All visitors are required to wear masks or other PPE that fully cover the nose and mouth. Single-use masks are available for $1.

Upon entering visitors need to sign in with their name and contact information. This will help the County Division of Health with any potential contact tracing.

Outside food and beverages are not permitted inside the buildings, but visitors may use outdoor picnic tables, maintaining proper social distance between family groups.

The number of guests in the gift shops will be limited, and guests are required to use hand sanitizer upon entering the shops.

 

Interactive Exhibits

Some interactive exhibits and elements will be temporarily closed or disabled. These include, but are not limited to:

Civil War Museum:  Resource Center, interactive stations within the exhibits
Kenosha Public Museum:  Field Station, touch screens within the exhibits
Dinosaur Discovery Museum:  Dino Dig and other interactive stations, lower level activities

 

Museum Cleaning Procedures

The Museum is taking extra safety and cleaning precautions.

Staff are using one-step disinfectant with quaternary ammonium cleaner to disinfect all exhibits, railings and door handles throughout the day.

Washrooms are cleaned once per hour.

Gift shop counters are cleaned repeatedly throughout the day.

A deeper cleaning and sanitizing occurs each evening.

Hand sanitizing stations are available to the public. Social distancing reminders are posted throughout the exhibit spaces, public areas, and at check-in. Guests are also asked to refrain from unnecessarily touching surfaces to help maintain a safe environment.

 

Thank You!

The policies in place follow the recommendation of the Kenosha County Division of Health and national museum standards and best practices to COVID-19. Museum staff look forward to welcoming visitors back, and ask for patience and respect as we all navigate the new policies and procedures in place to keep the health and safety of all the first priority.