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Events

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

10/25 – 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!

 

 

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.

 

Spark!

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.

 

 

Boofest

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.

 

RG Productions Presents: Retro Radio Holiday Revue

radio holiday revueSaturday, November 25, 2017; 1pm

Join RG Productions as they present their Retro Radio Holiday Revue featuring old time radio performances by Jack Benny and Burns & Allen.  The program will feature emcee and musical guest Lou Rugani.

 

 

International Holiday Faire

Saturday, December 2, 2017; 10am-4pm

Enjoy the holidays with a cultural twist by eating, shopping and celebrating your way through over a dozen nations in a single afternoon.

Shop for gifts in the International Bazaar
Enjoy food from Italy, Korea, Mexico, Germany, Norway, Greece, Armenia and Lithuania
Traditional dance and performances
Japanese Ikebana floral arrangements
Hot cocoa and Toppings Bar
Face painting
Letters to Santa with Mrs. Claus
Pick up a map on your way in, for a chance to win prizes

International Holiday is held in conjunction with the Civil War Museum Victorian Christmas and Kenosha Harbor Holiday.

Frost Fest: Tiny Titans

frost festWednesday, December 27, 2017 and Thursday, December 28, 2017; 1pm-4pm

Explore the world of the Tiny Titans as baby dinosaurs take over Frost Fest! Learn about dinosaur nests and egg strength through experimentation, discover the completely odd Therizinosaurs, and clean real dinosaur bones during these two days of hands-on learning.

 

 

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.