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Homeschool Programs

Dinosaur Discovery Museum

Homeschool Field Trips

The Dinosaur Discovery Museum offers programs for homeschool families that integrate art, history, culture and STEM through hands-on exploration, gallery tours, outdoor investigation and more. Programs are available for homeschool groups as well as individual homeschool families via Homeschool Tuesdays.

Homeschool Programs

Days:  Tuesday – Friday; September to June
Length:  60 minutes
Capacity:  See individual program descriptions for program capacities and formats
Cost:  $6/student

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Homeschool Tuesdays

Days:  First Tuesday of every month; September to June
Length:  60 minutes
Capacity:  20 students
Cost:  $6/student; Adults join students for an interactive family experience. Due to room sizes, only the student and parent will be admitted.

March 14, 2023: Making It! Museum Edition
Location: Kenosha Public Museum  |  Register Here
Making It! is an American reality competition television series in which contestants are challenged to create solutions to specific issues while competing to be named the “Master Maker.” In our museum edition, students will work individually or in teams to solve an issue by using the materials provided. In addition to being a lot of fun, these design challenges allow students to learn through creating.

April 4, 2023: Environmental Science

Location: Kenosha Public Museum  |  Register Here

Students will learn about the pollinators of Chiwaukee Prairie, species on the brink of extinction, and the conservation efforts being undertaken to save the Prairie and the species that are being lost. Students will have an opportunity to take part in conservation projects that they can take home with them.

May 2, 2023: Applied Archaeology

Location: Kenosha Public Museum  |  Register Here

Program Description: Through the use of artifacts and replicas, students will be introduced to the tools and methodologies that archaeologists use, how we interpret artifacts to learn about people of the past and have an opportunity to engage in experimental archaeology through hands-on scientific investigations.

June 6, 2023: Fossil Hunting

Location: Kenosha Public Museum  |  Register Here

Program Description: Fossils are used to tell the history of our world – they’re clues to a time gone by. Learn how paleontologists look for fossils, and explore the shore of Lake Michigan, and discover Kenosha’s past through these prehistoric clues!

Plan Your Visit


Please let us know prior to your visit if you have any special accommodations or needs. Every effort will be made to ensure the trip is successful for everyone.

Elevators, wheelchairs, fidgets, weighted blankets, noise-canceling headphones, wobble-seats and quiet spaces are available at all three museums.

Dinosaur Discovery Museum: Wheelchair access to the museum is located at the rear of the building.

Kenosha Public Museum: There are uneven floors, some sound and blinking lights in the galleries.

Civil War Museum: There are uneven floors, talking mannequins and low-light in the galleries. The museum also features a 360-degree film that utilizes strobe lights, lighting changes and loud noises to depict a Civil War battle.


Complimentary lunch space is offered with paid programs held at Kenosha Public Museum and Civil War Museum. Reservations are available in 30-minute blocks. The Dinosaur Discovery Museum does not have a lunch space, however there is a park across the street from the building that may be used for picnics. Please note the museums do not have refrigerators, stoves/ovens or microwaves available.

Although the museums do not have onsite restaurants or cafes, there are several dining options nearby. Visit or for more information.


Free parking is available. During the field trip reservation process we will provide you with the location of vehicle and/or bus parking.


If you are interested in taking your students on a 15-minute electric streetcar ride around downtown Kenosha, please let us know when you book your field trip. We are happy to arrange the ride through the City of Kenosha Transit department for you. The cost is $1 for students through Grade 6; $1.50 for Grade 7 through adult (including all chaperones and educators).

Gift Shop

All three museums have gift shops located off the lobby. All students must have an adult present, and the number of people in the gift shop at one time will be limited. If students are horsing around in the gift shop, a teacher will be asked to remove the students from the area.


A chaperone-to-student ratio of 1:8 is required. Required chaperones are free. Any additional chaperones must pay $5 for admission. Chaperones are expected to stay with their groups and to monitor their behavior while in the museum.


Programs must be scheduled at least three weeks prior to the requested program date. If we are able to accommodate a last-minute program, payment will be due at the time the program is scheduled.

If your group is running late, please call the museum at (262) 653-4140 to let us know. While we cannot guarantee that we will be able to adjust the program time, we will do our best to work with you to get the most out of your visit.

Program Confirmation

A program confirmation form will be sent when the program is booked. wE require the form to be signed and returned within a week of the program being booked. If the confirmation form is not signed and returned by the deadline, your program will not be placed on the calendar.


Payment is due two weeks prior to the scheduled program. If payment is not received at the museum by the deadline, the program will be canceled. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, cash, or check.


Refunds for cancellations will only be issued with a week’s notice. All cancellations are eligible to be rescheduled for another date.

Rules of Conduct

Food and drink are prohibited in all exhibit gallery spaces. To ensure exhibits stay clean and pest-free, food and drinks must stay in the designated dining space.

Pleases refrain from flash photography in the galleries. The light can damage fragile artifacts and objects.

Please do not sit on or climb on/in the exhibit displays.

Only items handed to students by museum personnel may be touched. Please remind students all other objects are not meant to be touched. Oils from fingers/hands will damage artifacts and objects on display.

Groups damaging or destroying museum property, or otherwise not being adequately supervised, will be asked to leave.

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