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Dinosaurs and Birds - The Link Between Them

Welcome to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum


The Dinosaur Discovery Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is the only museum to focus on the link between meat-eating dinosaurs and birds, one of the most complete known fossil records. In association with the Carthage Institute of Paleontology (CIP) and its on-site laboratory, the Dinosaur Discovery Museum presents current, ongoing research in the study of dinosaurs. The Dinosaur Discovery Museum collaborates with the CIP in dinosaur research, field work, and education programs. This includes the collection and preservation of dinosaur specimens for its research collections.


COVID-19 Updates

For the safety of all visitors and staff, the following changes and policies are in place until further notice:

Temporary Hours:  12pm-4:30pm Tuesday-Saturday;  Closed Sunday-Monday; See above for any special changes to hours.

* A mask or other PPE is REQUIRED and must cover your mouth and nose
* Visitors are asked to sign in with your name and contact information
* Please practice social distancing at all times, staying 6 feet apart
* Visitors who feel ill or have a fever higher than 100.4 are asked to visit at a later date

The museum is operating at 25% of building capacity, and there may be a wait to get in
Your patience is appreciated

Some interactive exhibits and elements including the dino dig and lower level classroom are temporarily closed

For more information about additional measures being taken to keep the building clean and as safe as possible, please click here



Although the museum buildings are open, we continue to bring the museum experience to your home.  Click on the links below for activities, videos, exhibits and more.  Be sure to like us on Facebook for the most up to date information and more fun.


Kids Activities

Summer Camp in a Box – Everything you need for summer camp at home. Themes include animals, art, dinosaurs and science.

Kids Activity Page – Art, science, recipes, and history projects for all ages.  New activities added weekly.

Museum Munchkins Videos – Watch live on Facebook every Wednesday starting at 9:30am.  Click here for the upcoming schedule.


Exhibits & Collections

Virtual Exhibit – Take a look at the museums’ virtually housed exhibits including art, fossils, artifacts and more.


History & Civil War

Tidbit Tours – Join curator Doug Dammann behind the scenes for an up close look at the Civil War Museum collection.

Virtual Civil War Themed Lectures – View prerecorded or live-streamed lectures.

I’ve Heard of Her – Monthly virtual lecture series held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.


Additional Teacher Resources

School Group & Teacher Resources – View information about learning labs and experiences.

Contact the Education Services Coordinator for virtual learning experiences.




Dinosaur Discovery Museum | 5608 Tenth Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin | 262-653-4450


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