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Virtual Dinosaur Family Night

Monday, July 19  |  6pm – 7pm  |  Free for FOM members ($10/family for non-members)  |  Register by July 18

Do you love plant eating dinosaurs? Join us as we step away from the carnivorous collection at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum and focus on your favorite herbivores. We’ll explore enormous, long-necked sauropods, armored ankylosaurs, and so much more.



Scientist of the Month

Saturdays, August 7 and September 4  |  11am – 1pm  |  Location: KPM Lobby  |  Free Drop-In Program

Learn about women and underrepresented people in science, then do an experiment based on their field of study. A different scientist is featured each month. All experiment materials are single use, or thoroughly cleaned after each use.



Lake Shore Fossil Hunting

Saturday, August 21  |  1pm – 3pm  |  Free for FOM members ($10/person for non-members)  |  Register here

Go on an exciting hunt for fossils along Lake Michigan where you will discover clues to Kenosha’s ancient past. 430 million years ago this area was part of a tropical reef in a warm, shallow sea teeming with life, and the evidence is still here.  Meet at the Kenosha Public Museum, then head to the lake shore. Participants must bring their own transportation to the sites.



Museum Munchkins

Wednesdays  |  9:30am – 10am  |  Location: Outside KPM (in case of inclement weather, we will move inside the museum)

Get your preschooler excited about science and the world around them through stories, songs and activities using pieces from the museum collection.

JUNE:  23 – Alligators;  30 – Honey Bees

JULY:  7 – Eagles;  14 – Snails;  21 – Cows;  28 – Triceratops

AUGUST:  4 – Quokkas;  11 – Rhinoceros;  18 – Sea Turtles;  25 – Pike



I’ve Heard of Her

Once a month museum staff lead a discussion on remarkable women, exploring their lives and roles in history – the good, the bad, and the in between.


Billie Jean King

Thursday, June 17  |  Noon  |  Presenters: Caitlin Manwaring & Samantha Machalik  |  Location: Civil War Museum

We’re talking sports and gender equality. Arguably one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Billie Jean King changed the sport for women. King won the infamous “Battle of the Sexes” match against Bobby Riggs in 1973. She has been a major advocate for gender equality throughout her life, and in the 1980s she became one of the first major athletes to publicly come out as being in a same sex relationship.


Sandra Day O’Connor

Thursday, July 15  |  Noon  |  Presenters: Caitlin Manwaring & Samantha Machalik  |  Location: Civil War Museum

Forty years ago, on July 7, 2981, Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Facing discrimination in the law field after graduating third in her class at Standford Law, she practiced in Germany before returning the U.S. to serve as the Assistant Attorney General and later State Senator in Arizona. Learn how she was a champion for women’s rights, an unpredictable voter in the Supreme Court, and how she continues to use her influence even after retirement.



Thursday, August 19  |  Noon  |  Presenters: Caitlin Manwaring & Samantha Machalik  |  Location: Civil War Museum

It’s commonly said that Cleopatra was the beautiful lover of two of the most powerful men of the time, and that she killed herself using a snake.  But is it all true? Learn what her life was like before Julius Caesar came to Alexandria in 48 BCE, and if she really married her brother, as we sort the myth from the truth.




This monthly program is for individuals living with early to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners. Participants are engaged in lively conversations, storytelling and other multi-sensory activities.

Please register for the free program at [email protected] or 262-653-4141.


You Are the Soldier

Friday, June 18  |  2pm  |  Held Virtually via Zoom (a link will be emailed after registering)

Learn about the uniforms, equipment and personal items of the Union soldiers. Create your own virtual knapsack by making choices about the items you would pack if you were a Civil War soldier.


Civil War People and Personalities

Friday, July 16  |  2pm  |  Location: Civil War Museum

Hear the stories of several people who rose to prominence both on and off the battlefield, during and after the Civil War.


Civil War Medical Care

Friday, August 20  |  2pm  |  Location: Civil War Museum

Compare the modern medical system to that used during the Civil War, and discover the similarities and differences.