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Field Trip FAQs

 

Accommodations

Please let us know if you have any special accommodations or needs prior to your visit. We will make every effort to ensure the trip is successful for everyone who visits. 

We have wheelchairs, elevators, fidgets, weighted blankets, noise-canceling headphones, wobble-seats, and quiet spaces available at all three museums. Please see the front desk for more information.

Possible concerns:

  • Dinosaur Discovery Museum: Wheelchair access to the museum is located at the rear of the building.
  • Kenosha Public Museum: There are uneven floors, some sound, and blinking lights in the gallery spaces. 
  • Civil War Museum: There are uneven floors, talking mannequins, and low-light in the gallery spaces. The museum also features a 360-degree film that utilizes strobe lights, lighting changes, and loud noises to depict a Civil War battle. 

 

Lunch

  • We do not have a cafe onsite at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum, the Kenosha Public Museum, or the Civil War Museum. The museums are located in downtown Kenosha with several off-site dining options nearby. Visit www.downtownkenosha.org or www.visitkenosha.com for dining options.
  • Paid programs have the option of reserving a dining space at the Civil War and Kenosha Public Museums. Please note that we do not have refrigerators, stoves/ovens, or microwaves available.
  • The Dinosaur Discovery Museum does not have a dining space available. There is a park across the street from the building that may be used for picnics.
  • Absolutely NO food or drink will be permitted in our exhibits. To make sure that our exhibits stay clean and pest free, food and drinks must stay in the designated dining space.

 

Visiting the Museum

  • If your group is running late, please call the museum and let us know. While we can not guarantee that we will be able to adjust the program time, we will do our best to work with you to get the most out of your visit.
  • All of our museums have gift shops located in the lobby. Depending on the size of your group, there may be a limit as to how many people may enter the gift shop at a time. All students must have an adult present. If students are horsing around in the gift shop, a teacher will be asked to remove the students from the area.
  • Students must be accompanied by a teacher or chaperone at all times, and everyone is asked to behave in a respectful manner toward museum staff, objects, and the building.
  • Groups damaging or destroying museum property, or otherwise not being adequately supervised, will be asked to leave.
  • Only items handed to students by museum personnel may be touched. Please remind students all other objects are not meant to be touched. Oils from fingers/hands will damage artifacts and objects on display.
  • Please do not sit on or climb on/in the exhibits.
  • Food and drinks are NOT permitted in the galleries.
  • Please refrain from flash photography in the galleries. The light can damage fragile artifacts and objects.