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Kenosha Public Museum offers many cultural and educational activities throughout the year. Here is the upcoming schedule.

Museum Munchkins

Musuem MunchkinsWednesdays; 9:30-10am

Join Museum staff and volunteers for a fun program designed to get you and your preschooler excited about science and the world around them. Each week you’ll explore a new theme with stories, songs, and activities using pieces from our collection. Free admission.

 

Here's the Museum Munchkins Schedule

Jan 24 – Pheasants; Jan 31 – Groundhogs; Feb 7 – Alligators; Feb 14 – Pronghorn Antelope; Feb 21 – American Lions; Feb 28 – Ducks; Mar 7 – White-tailed Deer; Mar 14 – Giant Ground Sloth; Mar 21 – Dogs; Mar 28 – Porcupines; April 4 – Frogs; April 11 – Sloth Bears; April 18 – Cockroaches; April 25 – Wolverines; May 2 – Triceratops; May 9 – Dik-diks; May 16 – Skunks; May 23 – Chickens; May 30 – Badgers; June 6 – Armadillos; June 13 – Therizinosaurus; June 20 – Cats; June 27 – Eagles

Imagination Studio

Imagination StudioSecond Saturday of Every Month, 11am-2pm

Do you like to draw, paint, and sculpt? Be creative at our young artists studio. All the supplies and inspiration you’ll need to have fun and be creative will be supplied free of charge. We’ll even clean up when you are done!

February 10: Pixel Art
See what types of art you can create using just one basic shape – the square. Get inspired by video games and other pop art as you make something complex from something simple.

March 10: Mobiles
Find the perfect balance as you design and build a hanging piece of art.

Gallery Talk with Mr. Richard Harris: Memento Mori: The Art of Death

momento moriSunday, January 28, 2018; 1pm

Join art collector Richard Harris as he talks about finding and collecting the wide ranging pieces of art that make up the fascinating exhibit Memento Mori: The Art of Death.

 

 

Wino Dino

Friday, February 2, 2018; 7pm-9pm | $30 ($25 FOM) | Register Here

The Museum’s Tiny Titans exhibit is all about dinosaur nests and eggs found around the world. What else is found around the world – wine! Taste up to 12 wines from continents where dinosaurs have been excavated. Enjoy sweet pairings from Myrtle Mae’s. Play fun dino trivia, handle and clean real bones, and let your inner kid imagination out to make dino crafts. Not a connoisseur? Visit with the Wine Snob who will teach you enough expressions and swirling techniques to impress your friends at your next party! For adults 21 and over only.

African American Read In With Storytellers Kucha and Baba Tony

Saturday, February 10, 2018; 1pm

Celebrate literary works by African American authors as adult and youth readers from our community lend their voices to poetry, essays, short stories, and children’s books by African American authors.

This year’s program also features a performance by Chicago storytellers Kucha and Baba Tony. They are a dynamic storytelling duo who weave a rich tapestry of African and African-American folk tales, frolicking fables, proverbs, music, and dialect into their performance.

2018 is the 29th year of the National African American Read In event sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English and its Black Caucus. Each year communities across the country are urged to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month.

2018 Southport Quilters Guild Annual Members Show

March 3-25, 2018

“A Symphony of Color!” features more than 70 quilts of vibrant colors. The show also features a quilt challenge: “Quilting By the Numbers.” Numbers and math are a big part of quilting and quilters constantly use numbers as they measure, cut, and piece together. Each quilter is challenged to create a 20-inch x 20-inch quilt using fabric with numbers on it and incorporating a number in the design of their quilt. Members of the Guild will give quilting demonstrations throughout the run of the show. Stop by and see them at work and learn how they turn fabric and thread into colorful works of art.

National Quilt Day

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Schedule:
9:30am-12:30pm: Quilting workshop with Eileen Daniels | Register Here
10am-1:30pm: Quilt demos and family activities
2pm: “Vintage Textiles with a Creative Twist” presentation by Eileen Daniels of The Daniels Studio
In this trunk show you will be inspired to make quilted items from vintage textiles. Highlighted will be men’s ties, hankies, lace dollies, embroidered pillowcases, and embroidered linens creatively quilted into wall hangings, table runners, purses, garments and quilts. Get ideas and the “how-to” to preserve and display textiles with a quilted twist. Sponsored by the Southport Quilters Guild. Free tickets available the day of the presentation beginning at 10am.

Curiosity Day

Sunday, March 18, 2018; 1pm-3pm

Delve into everything the Kenosha Public Museum has to offer at this free family event. Sort and identify fossils, dig for artifacts, explore the exhibits, and play games from around the world.

The Monarch – A Space Adventure

Thursday, April 5, 2018; 1pm

Presented by the Zoological Society of Milwaukee and Kohl’s Wild Theater

The Monarch is a futuristic spaceship that darts through the solar system in the name of science. The 40 minute musical explores Earth’s unique capacity to support life. What begins as a simple mission turns into a quest to save life on Earth as we know it. Concepts presented include planetary science, global climate change, sustainable energy, STEM subjects and more. Written and performed for kids Grades 1 though 5.

Friends of Museums Annual Art Fair

Kenosha Museums Art FairSunday, July 15, 2018; 10am-5pm | Location: Museum Campus

Calling all artists!  2018 Exhibitor Application

Spark!

 

February 16: Community Quilts
Learn about the truth and myths of quilts during the 1800s. Together, we will make our own “community quilts” to be on display at the Museum. No sewing necessary!

March 16: Fresh off the Press!
Get a tour of our exhibit, Through British Eyes, followed by a printing press demonstration and activity taught by Ashley Town of Bayview Printing Company.

 

 

Travel Adventure Series

New day and location! Thursdays at Kenosha Public Museum. Starts at 7pm. Doors open at 6:15pm.

Professional filmmakers share their travel experiences through movies and interactive discussions. General Admission: $5/adult. Season Pass: $25 ($20 seniors and FOM). Children 15 and younger: Free.

Here is the 2017 series schedule. Buy a season pass.