Pages Navigation Menu

Dinosaurs and Birds - The Link Between Them


The Dinosaur Discovery Museum offers educational activities and programs throughout the year.

The Kenosha Public Museum and Friends of the Museums Present A Night at the MuZZZeum

6:30pm Friday, September 27, 2019, through 9 am Saturday, September 28, 2019
Location: Kenosha Public Museum
$55 ($40 FOM) per person includes snack, breakfast, activities and a patch
Register Here

Grab your sleeping bags and pillows for a sleepover at the Museum. Before falling asleep explore the Museum at night with your flashlight. Dissect owl pellets, find archaeological treasures, handle real specimens, paint with marbles, explore the stars in the sky, and make a pb&j bar for snack (nut free options available).

For families with children ages 5-12. One adult required for every three children.  Click here for more information.

National Fossil Day

Wednesday, October 16, 2019; 10am-5pm | Location: Kenosha Public Museum

Learn all about fossils and get certified as a Junior Paleontologist through the National Park Service.

Dinos in the Dark

Friday, October 18, 2019; 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm | Register Here
Friday, October 25, 2019; 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm | Register Here
Saturday, October 26, 2019; 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am | Register Here

Bring a flashlight and walk among the dinosaurs of the Dinosaur Discovery Museum! They will come alive in the shadows as you discover their unique features with your flashlight.

Ghost Hunting

Friday, October 18, 2019; 9pm-11pm
$20 ($10 FOM) | For adults 18+ only | Register Here

Hear spooky stories of strange happenings in the historic building, explore possible evidence of the paranormal captured by real life ghost hunters including pictures and EVPs, and investigate the Museum for yourself.

Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, October 26, 2019; 1pm-4pm | Location: Kenosha Public Museum

Join the Museum and students of Bradford High School to celebrate Day of the Dead. Learn about traditions surrounding the holiday, including the making of ofrendas (altars), play Mexican games, and create an identity mural celebrating the culture of Kenosha. Enjoy performances by the amazing Ballet Folklorico Regional Mexicano as they showcase dances from across Mexico in traditional dress.

Carthage College Paleontology Talk

Wednesday, October 30, 2019; 6pm-7pm

Hear Carthage paleontology students who have recently returned from presenting their research at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology’s annual meeting in Australia. Their research is on the growth and development of dinosaurs, marine reptiles, and mammoths. This program is free and open to the public.

Museum Munchkins

Wednesdays, 9:30am-10am | Location: Kenosha Public Museum

Join Museum staff and volunteers for a fun program designed to get you and your preschooler excited about science and the world around them. Each week you’ll explore a new theme with stories, songs, and activities using pieces from our collection.

Munchkins Schedule

September 18 – Weasels; September 25 – Squirrels; October 2 – T. rex @ DDM; October 9 – Opossums; October 16 – Trilobites; October 23 – Spiders; October 30 – Bats; November 6 – Skunks; November 13 – Cockroaches; November 20 – Therizinosaurus @ DDM; November 27 – Turkeys; December 4 – Penguins; December 11 – Mammoths; December 18 – Narwhals

Nature Lab

Second Saturdays; Noon-2:30pm | Location: Kenosha Public Museum

Learn about the animals featured in From Curiosity to Science through hands-on art, building, and experimentation activities.

September 14, 2019 – Water Birds – experiment with flotation, construct your own nest, puzzle out the best beak to get food.

October 12, 2019 – Jungle Life – find a way to reach food way up high, design gliders to travel between trees, create patterns for butterflies and frogs to scare off predators.

November 9, 2019 – Nocturnal Animals – experiment with echolocation, test how your eyes see color, design and decorate ears that help you listen for predators.

Free Drop-In Programs

Join the Kenosha Public Museum and Kenosha Public Library for free family fun.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019: Something’s Fishy at the Museum
4pm-5pm at Kenosha Public Museum

Wednesday, October 30, 2019: Nocturnal Animal Art
4pm-5pm at Northside Library

Sunday, November 10, 2019: Dynamite Dinosaurs
Noon-3pm at Kenosha Public Museum