Kenosha Public Museum Saturday Hours: 10am - 5pmCivil War Museum Saturday Hours: 10am - 5pmDinosaur Discovery Museum Saturday Hours: 12pm - 5pm

Support Education for our Community

The museums are able to provide free family programs, fascinating exhibitions, and special events because of the generous support of The Friends of the Kenosha Public Museums. Your membership makes a difference in the community.

Member Benefits

Membership in The Friends of the Kenosha Public Museums includes the following benefits at all three museums: Kenosha Public Museum, Civil War Museum and Dinosaur Discovery Museum.

  • Free admission to the Civil War Museum ongoing exhibition The Fiery Trial and the 360° movie Seeing the Elephant
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Advance notice of special exhibitions, programs and workshops
  • Discounts on workshops and programs
  • 10% off purchases in all three gift shops
  • Complimentary Guest Passes for admission to The Fiery Trial to share with family and friends
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Membership Levels

Family Membership – $50

All member benefits for two adults plus children, ages 17 and under, who live in the same household as the member or who are grandchildren of the member (Active Military Family Membership – $40)


Patron Membership – $80

All member benefits plus:

  • Invitations to “museums Behind the Scenes” events
  • Complimentary Caregiver membership add-on
  • Free or reduced admission to more than 1,000 museums through NARM (North American Museum Association) – click here for a list of participating museums

Sponsor Membership – $175

All Patron Membership benefits plus:


Individual Membership – $30: All regular member benefits for one adult


Dual Membership – $40: All regular member benefits for two adults


Individual Senior, Student, or Active Military Membership – $25: All regular member benefits for one adult

Guest Passes

Depending on your membership level, you will receive a set number of Guest Passes for free admission to the Civil War Museum’s Fiery Trial exhibit to share with friends and family:

  • Student/Senior/Military: 2 passes
  • Individual and Dual: 2 passes
  • Family/Military Family and Patron: 3 passes
  • Sponsor: 4 passes

Membership Guest Passes are one-time use only per annual membership. They renew automatically when your membership renews and expire when your membership expires. These passes are exclusive for admission to the Fiery Trial exhibit and cannot be used for discounts on workshops or in the museum stores.

Please note that your Membership Guest Passes have no physical form. Our staff will look them up during your visit, ensuring a seamless entry process. Remember, as the member, you must be present to use the guest passes.

Your Support Helps Us Grow

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