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Natural History & Fine Arts Museum

Welcome to the Kenosha Public Museum


The Kenosha Public Museum, located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is a natural sciences and fine and decorative arts museum. Established in 1933, the Museum’s collections have grown to over 80,000, including 1,200 works in the fine arts collection. Exhibit programming includes mammoths, world cultures, Native Americans, zoology, geology, fossils, and fine and decorative arts.


Take Note

The museum will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 31


COVID-19 Update

For the safety of all visitors and staff, the following changes and policies are in place until further notice:

Temporary Hours:  10am-4:30pm Tuesday – Saturday; Closed Sunday-Monday;  See above for any special changes to hours

* A mask or other PPE is REQUIRED and must cover your mouth and nose
* Visitors are asked to sign in with your name and contact information
* Please practice social distancing at all times, staying 6 feet apart
* Visitors who feel ill or have a fever higher than 100.4 are asked to visit at a later date

The museum is operating at 25% of building capacity, and there may be a wait to get in
Your patience is appreciated

Some interactive exhibits and elements including the Field Station are temporarily closed

For more information about additional measures being taken to keep the building clean and as safe as possible, please click here



Although the museum buildings are open, we will continue to bring the museum experience to your home.  Click on the links below for activities, videos, exhibits and more.  Then like us on Facebook for the most up to date information and more fun.


Kids Activities

Kids Activity Page – Art, science, recipes, and history projects for all ages.  New activities added weekly.

Museum Munchkins Videos – Watch live on Facebook every Wednesday starting at 9:30am.  Click here for the schedule.


Exhibits & Collections

Virtual Exhibit – Take a look at the museums’ virtually housed exhibits including art, fossils, artifacts and more.

Tidbit Tours – Join curator Doug Dammann behind the scenes for an up close look at the Civil War Museum’s collection.


History & Civil War

Virtual Civil War Themed Lectures – View prerecorded or live-streamed lectures.

I’ve Heard of Her – Monthly virtual lecture series held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.


Additional Teacher Resources

School Group & Teacher Resources – View information about learning labs and experiences.

Contact the Education Services Coordinator for virtual learning experiences.





Kenosha Public Museum | 5500 First Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin | 262-653-4140


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