Kenosha Public Museum Sunday Hours: 12pm - 5pmCivil War Museum Sunday Hours: 12pm - 5pmDinosaur Discovery Museum Sunday Hours: 12pm - 5pm

School Field Trips

Dinosaur Discovery Museum

PreK-2nd Grade

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What is a Dinosaur

Capacity:  40 students (split into 2 groups)

Time: 30 minutes in Main Gallery, 30 minutes in Lower Level

A lot of prehistoric animals get confused with dinosaurs, but what is a dinosaur really? During this tour, students will learn the necessary criteria that scientists use to call something a dinosaur while exploring the skeletons on display in our main exhibit. Students will also spend time in the lower level of the museum, learning about the tools that are used to excavate dinosaurs in the field and participate in a simulated dinosaur dig!

Pricing: $5/student for City of Kenosha, $7/student for outside City of Kenosha

All Ages

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Dinosaur Highlights Tour

Capacity:  40 students (split into 2 groups)

Time: 45 minutes Main Gallery, 45 minutes Lower Level

Explore the nation’s largest display of theropod dinosaurs! Students will tour around the main exhibit amongst giant dinosaur skeletons, discovering our unique collection including some amazing scientific discoveries, learning about dinosaurs as a group of animals, and what inevitably happened to these amazing beasts. Then spend time in our lower level, learning about the fossil excavations of the Carthage Institute of Paleontology, the tools used in an excavation, and participate in a dinosaur excavation!

Pricing: $5/student for City of Kenosha, $7/student for outside City of Kenosha

Pricing Information

All programs are $5/student for City of Kenosha, and $7/student outside the City of Kenosha. Additional program add-ons, lunch space, and Streetcar are not included in the program fee.

Other subject areas and grade levels may be available; please contact our Education Services Coordinator, Carolina Curi-Bado at [email protected] to make a special request.

Additional Amenities



$1 for children 12 and under

$1.50 for 13 and over, including adults, chaperones, and teachers

The City of Kenosha features mid-century Electric Streetcars that ride along the lakefront and connects all three of our museums in a 15-minute loop. The museums can arrange a ride for your group with your program reservation for an additional fee.

Learn more about Kenosha’s Electric Streetcars here.

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, noise-canceling headphones, and quiet spaces are available at all three museums.

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

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

Civil War Museum: There are uneven floors, talking mannequins, and low-light in the galleries. The museum also features a 260-degree film that utilizes strobe lights, lighting changes, and loud noises to depict a Civil War battle.

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

All three museums have stores adjacent to the lobby. All students must have an adult present, and the number of people allowed in the store may be limited by museum store staff.

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 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.

Dates and program availability is based on a first-come first-served basis. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to secure your group’s date. Once the deposit is received, a program confirmation and invoice will be sent and your program will be scheduled. If the deposit is not received the date is not reserved.

A non-refundable $50 deposit is due upon your reservation to secure your date. Final headcount and full payment is due two weeks prior to the scheduled program. If payment is not received two weeks prior we reserve the right to cancel the program.

If payment is not received at the museum upon the date of the program you will incur a $40 late fee. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, cash, or check.

Refunds will be given for cancellations that occur at least a week in advance of the program date. The $50 deposit is non-refundable but can be used to reserve a future date in the same calendar year.

The following rules should be shared with all attendees in your group, including students, children, and adults.

  • No running, shouting, or rough-housing
  • Students/children must stay with adult chaperones at all times
  • No food, gum, or beverages are allowed in exhibits
  • Respect other groups and individuals in the museum
  • Some aspects of our exhibits are “hands-on” but anything can be damaged. Therefore, exercise care in their use and respect museum property

These rules are to keep everyone safe and to allow maximum enjoyment of our programs and facilities for everyone in our building. Kenosha Public Museums reserves the right to expel any person or group behaving in a manner we deem unfit. Persons or groups that are asked to leave may also jeopardize their chances to reserve or attend future visits.

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