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Scout Programs

Kenosha Public Museum

Spring Camps

Spring Break Fun Camp 

Keep your child busy with some educational fun during spring break! Camp will have three days to explore activities based on STEM, art, and a special mystery day.

Tuesday – Engineering Inventions

Design a container to protect an egg dropped from a significant height. Discover what household materials make the best parachutes and umbrellas in this STEM session of camp.

Wednesday – Nature Art

It’s time to get those imaginations going, using the natural world around us to make beautiful art! We will use seeds and beans to create fantastic mosaics, use leaves to make prints, and so much more.

Thursday – Mystery 

Something valuable is missing from the museum! Your mission is to use forensic skills to solve it. Make a disguise, follow clues, and complete some fun puzzles along the journey.

Session I

Tuesday, March 28 – Thursday, March 30 |  10:00am – 12:00pm   |  $48 ($60 non-members)  

Register for Ages 5 – 6  |  Register for Ages 7 – 10

Session II

Tuesday, April 11 – Thursday, April 13 |  10:00am – 12:00pm   |  $48 ($60 non-members)  

Register for Ages 5 – 6  |  Register for Ages 7 – 10

Girl Scout Events

Girl Scouts Juniors: A Victorian Tea

Civil War Museum

Saturday, October 12  |  10:00am – 12:30pm  |  $30 per scout  |  Register Here

Travel back in time and explore customs and traditions among women and girls during Victorian America. Learn about the challenges and triumphs of being a girl in this era through accomplishing a creative writing task, trying on clothes, and learning the art of conversation over tea and cake. Girls who complete all the activities will earn both their Playing the Past and Social Butterfly badges. Two badges per scout are included in the ticket price.

Earned Badges: Playing the Past and Social Butterfly


Girl Scouts Juniors: Art Adventures

Kenosha Public Museum

Saturday, November 23  |  9:30am – 12:30pm  (check-in begins at 9:00am)  |  $30 per scout  |  Register Here

Ready, Set, Craft! Explore art, craft and design through the lens of the self-taught artists on display in the upcoming exhibition Rooted Visions. Juniors will create abstract art with paint, learn printmaking for representational art, delve into art history, and craft functional candles. Girls will learn how to bring artistic concepts to life and experiment with color, texture, and form to express their unique visions. Girls who complete all the activities will earn both their Art & Design and Craft & Tinker badges. Two badges per scout are included in the ticket price.

Earned Badges: Art & Design, and Craft & Tinker

Registration ends one week prior to the event. Contact [email protected] for possible openings past deadline date. 

Museum Scout Overnights

See the Museum in a whole new light! Scouts aged 6-15 can spend the night at the museum through a private group overnight. Both the Kenosha Public Museum and the Civil War Museum are available for overnights.

Taste of Museum Activities
  • Stay up late with museum educators and enjoy activities at the Kenosha Public Museum like hunting an Ice Age mammoth, making fabulous artwork, and solving a museum mystery.
  • At the Civil War Museum, get a hands-on, up-close look at real artifacts from the 19th century, learn about the different foods available to soldiers, and feel like you’re in the middle of a battle during our 360-degree film, “Seeing the Elephant”.
  • Switch on your flashlight and explore the exhibitions like never before on a self-guided tour in the dark.
  • Watch a movie on the big screen in your pajamas.
  • Enjoy a late-night snack before sleeping over with our museum artifacts.

Cost

$80 per child, $20 per adult
A minimum of 25 children is required for an overnight.


Activities, Badges, Girl Scout Patches

Each event is customized to the needs of your group and includes a Museum Overnight Patch (for Girl Scouts), the ‘Taste of the Museum’ program which includes three activities that highlight the collection of the museum, a movie screening of your choice, a late night snack and morning breakfast. 

Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Webelos, Arrows of Light, and Boy Scouts can choose to complete a merit badge rather than the ‘Taste of the Museum’ program during their overnight. Badges will incur an additional fee.

 

Dates and Hours

Overnights are only offered on Fridays and Saturdays. Overnights begin at 6:00pm and end at 9:00am the following morning.

Contact [email protected] for more information and available dates.

On Demand Scout Programs

Bring your troop to the museums to hunt for fossils or explore Wisconsin’s 19th-century past. Hold your next meeting at the museum followed by an educational program


Ages: Programming can be adapted for any age and scout level.

Dates and Times: Flexible, pending availability of museum staff.

To register contact: [email protected]

Payment with a credit or debit card is due at the time of registration.

Troop leaders may register for the scouts in their troops who will be participating.

The Kenosha Public Museums require the Safety-Wise adult to child ratio for events and trips:

  • 1 adult for 5 Daisy Girl Scouts
  • 1 adult for 8 Brownie Girl Scouts
  • 1 adult for 10 Junior Girl Scouts
  • 1 adult for 12 Cadette Girl Scouts

Refunds will be issued for cancellations received at least ten business days prior to the program. Refunds will be issued for cancellations if a replacement is registered for the canceled participant.

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Digging in the Past

Dinosaur Discovery Museum | Maximum Number of Scouts: 30  |  Cost per Scout: $20 (includes snack)

  • Learn about and identify the dinosaurs at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum.
  • Create a fossil cast.
  • Discover how paleontologists look for and excavate fossils.
  • Be a “paleontologist” and uncover dinosaur fossils.

Wolf Scouts complete the requirements to earn “Digging in the Past” badge

10 scout minimum

Girl Scouts

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Lake Michigan Fossil Hunting

Kenosha Public Museum & Off-Site  |  Duration: 90 minutes  |
Maximum Number of Scouts: 10  |  Cost per Scout: $20

Hunt for fossils along the sandy shores of Lake Michigan and discover clues to Wisconsin’s ancient underwater past. Meet inside the Kenosha Public Museum for a brief introduction to the types of fossils you’ll find before heading to the lakeside fossil collection area.  NOTE: This outdoor program is dependent on weather and beach conditions. Each troop is responsible for transportation to the fossil collection area (transportation not provided by the museum).

Boy Scouts

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Technology and the Civil War

Civil War Museum  |  Duration: 90 minutes  |
Maximum Number of Scouts: 10  |  Cost per Scout: $20

Learn all about technology during the Civil War at this special Boy Scout Program at the Civil War Museum! Create and build a pontoon bridge, learn about battlefield commands and movements, and communicate using Morse code and the wig-wag flag system. This program helps to meet the following requirements for Signs, Signals, and Codes Merit Badge: 1, 3a.

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