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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

10/11 – Alligator; 10/18 – Bat; 10/25 – Cryptids/Monsters; 11/1 – Goose; 11/8 – Stegosaurus; 11/15 – Jaguar; 11/22 – Beetles; 11/29 – Tawny Frogmouth; 12/6 – Protoceratops; 12/13 – Bison; 12/20 – Sea Stars; 12/27 – Polar Bear

Imagination Studio

Imagination StudioSaturdays, 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!


October 14, 2017 – City Wide Fall Festival: Join the Museum for Fall Fest in Library Square Park for an afternoon of games and activities from all three Museums. Try to ‘Guess the Gadget,’ search for dinosaur fossils, study a real mammoth tooth, and more.

November 11, 2017 – Celebrate Veterans: Help us honor those who have served by designing a card to send to a veteran or a poppy to wear in commemoration.



Fridays, October 20, November 17, 2017; 2pm-3:30pm | Location: Civil War Museum

SPARK! Is a monthly program for individuals in early-to-mid-stages of memory loss and their caregivers that engages participants in lively conversations, storytelling, interactive exhibit experiences, and other multi-sensory activities.




PUBLIC Education

Thursdays, 6:30pm-8pm | Location: PUBLIC Craft Brewing, 716 58th Street, Kenosha | Register Here

Join the Museum’s education staff and Kenosha’s PUBLIC Craft Brewing Company for fun adult “field trips” and lively discussions of science, history, and technology. Each session will meet at PUBLIC Craft Brewery where the cost of the event gets you started with your choice of one of their fine craft brews.
October 12, 2017 – Heavy Metal Night at the Kenosha Public Museum



Saturday, October 21, 2017; 1pm-4pm
¡Ven a celebrar el Día de los Muertos con los Museos!

This year Boofest presents Día de los Muertos, a celebration of Mexican culture and tradition.

  • Discover the history behind this increasingly popular holiday by decorating Sugar Skulls, embellishing the Day of the Dead ofrendas, learning Spanish phrases, and more.
  • Take a spooky twist by experiencing living history at the Civil War Museum, through ghost stories of war era soldiers throughout the Fiery Trial.
  • Then head over to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum and explore the Dino Graveyard, and witness live experiments in the Wacky Scientist’s Lab.
  • Don’t forget to wear your costume to Trick or Treat throughout all three stops, and enter into the #BestDressedBoofest costume competition for the chance to win festive prizes!

Dinos in the Dark

Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28, 2017; $2/adult and child ($1 FOM) | Location: Dinosaur Discovery Museum | Register Here

Tours begin at 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, and 7:30pm on Friday, October 27, and at 10:00am, 10:30am, and 11:00am on Saturday, October 28. Advance registration is required.



Superheroes & Villains Halloween Costume Party

Saturday, October 28, 2017; 7pm-9pm | Location: Kenosha Public Museum | Register Here

The Friends of the Museum presents an adults only costume party! Before heading out on the town, show up to the Museum as your favorite hero or villain.  Show off your costume in the Cash Prize Costume Contest.  Join in on some fun games.  Good vs Evil – what side are you on?

Tickets include refreshments and two wine/beer tickets. Proceeds benefit Museum programs.  Advance ticket purchase required. Adults 21 and over.

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.