Kenosha Public Museum
Annual Events

Annual Events

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Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Saturday, September 23  |  11:00am – 3:00pm  |  Free

Join us for a celebration in honor of Hispanic Heritage month with music, food, cultural games, and activities. More information coming soon.  

Holiday Train Display

Tuesday, November 22, 2023 – Sunday, January 7, 2024

The Holiday Train returns to the Kenosha Public Museum lobby! Visit during regular museum hours to enjoy this festive display of model trains and holiday houses.

Museum Store Members Only Sale

Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 26

Kenosha Public Museum, Civil War Museum, Dinosaur Discovery Museum

Friends of the Museum members get 20% off in addition to the 10% member discount for a total of 30% off all purchases*.

*Excludes consignments, books, and media

International Holiday: A Cultural Christmas Celebration

Saturday, December 2  |  10:00am – 3:00pm  |  Free

Celebrate the holidays with an international twist, by eating, shopping, and celebrating your way around the world while supporting local crafters and cultural organizations. Enjoy festive musical performances, a hot cocoa and toppings bar, and family activities throughout the afternoon. More details coming soon. 

Interested in becoming a vendor? Fill out our vendor application form here


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Eco-Science Festival

April 2024

Join the Kenosha Public Museum in celebrating Earth Day with sustainability-themed information booths, activities, and crafts for all ages. There is no cost to participate or pre-registration required.

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Archaeology Day Expo

***Canceled for 2023***

Join the Kenosha Public Museum for a fun-filled, educational day as we celebrate Wisconsin’s past at the Archaeology Day Expo! There will be lectures, information booths, demonstrations, a poster show, and a kid’s area where you can try your hand at archaeology through activities and crafts.

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Museum Crawl

July 2024

Join us for Kenosha’s favorite fundraising museum party! Make your way through our three museum stops, sampling delicious food and beer from local restaurants and breweries, while enjoying live music and playing crazy games we’d never usually allow indoors. Must be 21+ to attend. Look for details next Spring.

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Museum Mash Up

Sunday, August 20  |  1:00pm – 4:00pm  |  Free

Have you ever wished you could dig for dino fossils, hunt a Woolly Mammoth, create your own unique art, and compete in a potato sack race all at one location? Well, at the Kenosha Public Museums Museum Mash Up, you can do all that and more.

The Museum Mash Up is an outdoor celebration of the hands-on activities, games and events that make each of the three Kenosha Public Museums so unique. At this outdoor event, each museum will feature several of their most popular activities in one outdoor location. Be prepared to bring your adventurous, creative, and artistic side, and get ready to have some outdoor fun.

The day’s activities include:

  • Watercolor Painting
  • Mammoth Hunting Using Atlatls
  • Sorting Fossils from Kenosha’s Underwater Past
  • Digging for Dino Fossils
  • A Dino-Themed Grand Prize Game
  • Two Museum Munchkins Concerts with Mr. Nick (1:30pm and 3:30pm)
  • A Croquet Course and Matches
  • Setting Up Civil War Soldier’s Tents
  • Potato Sack Races
  • Civil War Era Toys and Games
  • Candle Making
  • Apple Cider Press
  • A Community Sidewalk Chalk Project

Plus, free tastings of Kenosha’s award-winning water courtesy of the Kenosha Water Utility’s water truck, Old Fashioned Root Beer Floats and popcorn for purchase, and the Grand Opening of the National Geographic Exhibit Planet or Plastic at the Kenosha Public Museum.

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