Kenosha Public Museum offers many cultural and educational activities throughout the year. Here is the upcoming schedule.
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
3/29 – Sloth Bear;
4/5 – Wolf;
4/12 – Pachycephalosaurus;
4/19 – Ocelot;
4/26 – Brown Bear;
5/3 – Tiger;
5/10 – Skunk;
5/17 – Dik-dik;
5/24 – Badger;
5/31 – T-Rex @ Dinosaur Discovery Museum
Saturdays, April 8, and May 13, 2017; 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!
April 8, 2017 – Art with Perspective: Use simple drawing techniques to give your pictures depth, and practice drawing 3-D shapes to design your own imaginary city.
May 13 – Secret Identities: Design a super hero mask to hide your identity, make an eye mask for a fancy ball, or design a theatrical mask for your next performance.
Fridays, April 21, May 19, 2017; 2pm-3pm | Location: Civil War Museum
Designed for adults with early to mid-stage memory loss and their caregiver, this monthly program engages participants in lively conversations, storytelling, interactive exhibit experiences, object handling, and other multi-sensory activities.
To register, please contact Jenn Edginton or Carolyn Wheeler at 262-653-4141 or email@example.com.
March 17: Soldiers of World War I and the Civil War
April 21: Guess the Gadget – Artifacts from the Home Front
May 19: Victory Gardens
2017 Southport Quilters Guild Annual Members Show
March 4-22, 2017
“Quilt Party: Celebrating 15 Years Together”
Many quilts are created in celebration of births, weddings, and birthdays. Creating quilts is often a social event with quilters coming together to cut and stitch. The 2017 Southport Quilters Guild celebrates many occasions in addition to 15 years of the Guild and the Kenosha Public Museum working together to celebrate the art of quilting. This year’s show also features the 10th annual quilt challenge. Each quilter is challenged to create a 20-inch x 20-inch quilt based on the theme “When I was 10.” Quilters will be demonstrating their skills during the run of the show. Stop by and see them at work and learn how they turn fabric and thread into works of art.
Dino Egg Hunt
Wednesday, April 12, 2017; 10am | For kids ages 2-5
After Museum Munchkins, go on a hunt for dinosaur eggs in the Museum galleries. Bring a basket, find those eggs and receive a prize!
Spring Break Camp Week
Tuesday, April 18 – Friday, April 21, 2017; 10am-Noon | Register Here
From superheros to young Rembrandts, explore art and science with a different theme each day. Campers are separated into three age groups: 3-4 years, 5-6 years and 7-10 years.
A Tale of Two Hemispheres
Tuesday, April 18, 2017; 1pm
This fun, interactive performance is presented by Kohl’s Wild Theater and the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. Polar bears and penguins may live on opposite sides of the globe, but this 45-minute show teaches children what they can do to help these magnificent animals from home.
Join a film crew in “Lights, Camera, Arctic!” to help Ursus the polar bear slow the effects of global climate change. Then the audience will become pirates to help a Humboldt penguin find its treasure in “The Treasure of the Sea.” Most appropriate for kids in grades 1-5 but families with children of all ages welcome.
Earth Day at Gateway Technical College
Saturday, April 22, 2017; 10am-2pm
Celebrate Earth Day and the environment with displays, workshops, and activities for people of all ages at the Kenosha campus of Gateway Technical College. Stop by the Kenosha Public Museum’s booth to fish for fish facts and play a migratory bird game. All activities are free.
Train Extravaganza Weekend
Saturday, May 20, 2017; 10am-5pm
Sunday, May 21, 2017; Noon-4pm
All makes of model trains will be on display at the Kenosha Public Museum and Civil War Museum during this popular annual event.
The Mystery of Pike Creek
Saturday, June 3, 2017; 11am-2pm
When federal funds became available to build a harbor in Southeast Wisconsin, a fierce competition ensued between the town on the Pike River and the town on Pike Creek. Do you know which town won? Today many residents do not know about Pike Creek. It has disappeared. Where is it today and why is it still important in our lives? Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network will help you discover the answers to these questions through a presentation and fun, hands-on family activities.
80th Annual Travel Adventure Series
Fridays at 7pm. Doors open at 6:15pm | Reuther High School Auditorium, 913 57th Street, Kenosha
Adults $5. Kids 15 and under are free
During the 80th Annual Travel Adventure Series, seven professional filmmakers share their travel experiences through movies and interactive discussions. General admission for each film is $5, and kids 15 and under are free!
Here are details about the remaining movie.
April 7: East African Safari
For individual film tickets, please call the Museum at 262-653-4140. Tickets are also available at the door.