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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 Munchkins

Wednesdays; 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

April 3 – Shrikes; April 10 – Black Bears; April 17 – Dino Egg Hunt; April 24 – Pikes; May 1 – American Lions; May 8 – Grasshoppers; May 15 – Raccoons; May 22 – Sea Stars; May 29 – Giant Ground Sloth; June 5 – White Tailed Deer; June 12 – Carnotaurus @DDM; June 19 – Ladybugs; June 26 – Dogs

Basil’s Favorite Things

Second Saturdays, April 13, May 11, 2019; 11am-1pm

Basil the Badger loves two things – the Kenosha Public Museum and a good mystery. He’s combining them so you can learn while having fun at the Museum. On the second Saturday of each month, special hands-on activities will help you discover one of Basil’s favorite things about the Museum. Will it be an artifact? A new exhibit? A painting? Can you figure out Basil’s mystery? Look for clues to figure out Basil’s Favorite Things.

Plus, work with other visitors to create a community display related to Basil’s Favorite Thing. Discover a new favorite every month!

 

Sunday Curiosity Carts

Every Sunday, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Drop by the Field Station for interactive experiences with Museum education staff! A new activity is chosen each week and can include playing African instruments, making batteries out of lemons and potatoes, learning about animal adaptations through pelts and games, and much more.

 

Travel Adventure Series

Thursdays at 7 pm
April 4 and May 9, 2019

Held at Kenosha Public Museum.

This 6-film series features 90-minute travel films accompanied by live interactive presentations by professional filmmakers.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the films start at 7 pm. The cost for each film is $5 for adults over the age of 15. A season pass may be purchased for $25 ($20 for seniors and Friends of the Museums members). Individual tickets may be purchased at the Museum in advance or at the door.

Films included in the 2018-2019 season.

 

TWSA Gallery Talks

Sundays, May 19, June 9, July 7, 2019; 2pm

Join member artists of the Transparent Watercolor Society for a gallery walk and talk of the exhibit. Each month a new artist will highlight her favorite pieces and provide insights and anecdotes.

May 19: Cathy Nash
June 9: Donna Jill Witty
July 7: Lenox Wallace

 

Spark! at the Civil War Museum

Spark! is a monthly program for individuals in early to mid-stages of memory loss and their caregivers. Participants are engaged in lively conversations, storytelling, interactive exhibit experiences, object handling, and other multi-sensory activities. Space is limited, so reservations are required. 262-653-4423 or spark@kenosha.org.

April 12: Paper Making Letter writing was an important form of communication for Civil War soldiers. Hear the letters themselves and then help make paper to take home with you. 

May 17: Civil War Medicine Find out how germs were passed around, how surgery happened, and explore the herbal remedies the Civil War soldiers used.

 

Museum Crawl

Friday, July 12, 2019; 6-10pm | Register Today

It’s the 9th annual adults-only progressive party at the museums!  Sample delicious local food, beer and wine.  View amazing new exhibits.  Listen to live music.  Play crazy games.  Park and check in at the Kenosha Public Museum, then ride the streetcar to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum where the party begins.  Tickets to this popular fundraiser sell out fast.  What are you waiting for?  Register today!

Click here to see which of your favorite restaurant and beverage establishments will be there!