Dinosaur Discovery Museum
Programs & Events

Family Programs

Family programming at the Kenosha Public Museum is designed to encourage a multi-generational audience to experience the museum together. Families with young children are welcome to attend these programs and require a parent or guardian to be present. These programs vary in cost, many are free but may require pre-registration.

Sensory Friendly Days

Select Saturday mornings, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Sensory Friendly Days give visitors of all ages with complex developmental disabilities, sensory sensitivities, or on the autism spectrum a safe, comfortable environment to explore the museum exhibits during special hours before the museum opens to the general public. Where possible, our lights will be dimmed and the sound turned off. Signage will be posted for those areas in which we are unable to turn off the sound or there may be other sensory triggers. Trained staff will be available to help visitors navigate the museum and offer supportive resources (noise-canceling headphones, fidgets, weighted blankets, quiet spaces), as well as opportunities for sensory engagement during your exploration of the museum.

See the full schedule here

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Dinos in the Dark

Fridays in October  |  $8 per participant ($10 non-members)

Bring a flashlight and walk among the skeletons of the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. The dinosaurs will come alive in the shadows as you discover their unique features with your flashlight. Intended for ages 3 and up, advanced tickets are necessary.

Multiple sessions per night:

October 6  |  6:00pm  Register Here  |  7:00pm  Register Here  |  8:00pm  Register Here

October 13  |  6:00pm  Register Here  |  7:00pm  Register Here  |  8:00pm  Register Here

October 20  |  6:00pm  Register Here  |  7:00pm  Register Here  |  8:00pm  Register Here

Adult Programs

Ghost Hunting

Friday, October 20  |  9:00pm – 11:00pm  |  $16 ($20 non-members)  |  Register Here

Do you believe in the paranormal? Have you ever wanted to participate in a paranormal investigation? Join the Dinosaur Discovery Museum after hours to hear spooky stories of strange happenings, explore possible evidence of the paranormal captured by real-life ghost hunters including pictures and EVPs, and investigate the museum for yourself. Participants must be 18 or older.

Youth Programs

Youth programming at the Kenosha Public Museum is specifically designed for children to explore topics of Natural History, Science, Social Sciences and the Arts in a safe and welcoming environment without requiring the presence of their parent or guardian. These programs require registration, often require a fee, and are grouped by the specific age ranges of the attendees. Please select a specific program to learn more.

2024 Summer Camp information coming soon

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