Exhibition Programs

Kenosha Public Museum

Planet or Plastic? Family Programs

Museum Munchkins

Wednesdays | 9:30am – 10:00am 

Get your preschoolers excited about science and the world around them. Each week they will learn about a different museum collection animal through songs, stories, and activities. This fall, we’ll have a special Munchkins every month to talk about our planet and how we can help it.

October 4: Helping in My Neighborhood

November 1: Helping in My City

December 6: Helping in My World

Artsy Afternoons

Artsy Afternoon, inspired by Planet or Plastic?

This art workshop for families is free with required registration, occurring monthly topics will support the reuse of plastics or omitting plastic waste altogether. Free, registration required. Intended for ages 5-9.

Friday, October 13  |  2:00pm-4:00pm |  Printing with Leaves Register Here

Friday, November 10  |  2:00pm-4:00pm |  Embossed Metal Ornaments Register Here

Friday, December 1  |  2:00pm-4:00pm |  Stamping Recycled Wrapping Paper  Register Here


Animal Habitats

Animal Habitats Girl Scouts Program

Saturday, January 6  |  9:00am – 12:00pm  |  $25 per scout  |  Register Here

Become a scientist and study animals in our exhibits to understand their survival adaptations, practice your observation skills with scientific illustration, and create model animal habitats. Scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the Animal Habitats badge. This scout program will also visit the Planet or Plastic? exhibition and discuss how plastic pollution affects animal habitats.

Planet or Plastic? Lectures and Workshops

Caring for the Great Lakes with Liz Sutton

Saturday, October 14  |  1:00pm – 2:00pm  |  Free 

Do you know the scope of the plastic pollution in the Great Lakes? We are lucky enough to live on one of the largest freshwater sources in the world yet half of all plastic waste in the Great Lakes is in Lake Michigan. Learn about the problem of plastics in our own backyard and what we can do to help fix it.

The School of Freshwater Sciences at UW-Milwaukee is the first school in the nation dedicated solely to the study of freshwater and is a launch pad for critical and fascinating freshwater research. For more than 50 years, the faculty and scientists have been conducting internationally recognized freshwater research across four essential themes: human and ecosystem health, freshwater system dynamics, freshwater technology, and freshwater policy and economics.

Upcycled Jewelry

Upcycled Jewelry using Plastics

Wednesday, November 15 |  6:00pm – 8:00pm  |  Instructor:  Tiffany Knopow  |  $40 ($50 non-members)  |  Register Here

Transform plastics headed for the landfill into beautiful and unique statement pieces of jewelry in this 3D workshop.


Shibori Furoshiki: Japanese Reusable Wrapping “Paper”

Friday, December 1  |  6:00pm – 8:00pm  |  Instructor:  Tiffany Knopow  |  $52 ($65 non-members)  |  Register Here

Did you know that most wrapping paper is coated in plastic which makes it impossible to recycle? Furoshiki is cloth used to wrap gifts in Japan and is both reusable and beautiful. This fabric can be used to tie packages to put under your tree without sacrificing that festive spirit! Shibori dying is traditionally an indigo dye technique used in Japan, other colors will be available so you can customize your furoshiki. Students will be provided two squares of fabric to practice the techniques and can bring their own pre-cut fabric (must be lighter in color and 100% cotton) to dye as well.

Cancellations and Refunds

A full refund will be issued if the Kenosha Public Museum, Dinosaur Discovery Museum, or Civil War Museum cancels a workshop or camp.

All refunds requested within 72 hours of the program are subject to a $10 processing fee.

No refunds are offered on or after the day a workshop or camp begins.

Class cancellations can happen if enrollment minimums are not met two days prior to the event. You will be contacted via phone or email if your event is canceled.

If unforeseen circumstances (i.e. weather, power outages, instructor illness) occur within 72 hours of the workshop or camp and the program must be canceled, the museum will do its best to reschedule or provide a voucher to take a program of a similar or same cost.

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