Pages Navigation Menu

Natural History & Fine Arts Museum


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

Mar 21 – Dogs; Mar 28 – Porcupines; April 4 – Frogs; April 11 – Sloth Bears; April 18 – Cockroaches; April 25 – Wolverines; May 2 – Triceratops; May 9 – Dik-diks; May 16 – Skunks; May 23 – Chickens; May 30 – Badgers; June 6 – Armadillos; June 13 – Therizinosaurus; June 20 – Cats; June 27 – Eagles

Imagination Studio

Imagination StudioSecond Saturday of Every Month, 11am-2pm

Explore your creative side while you take part in hands-on investigations, perform experiments and make projects all inspired by science, technology, engineering and math.

April 14: Architecture and Design – Learn what it takes to plan and build a variety of structures and spaces. Draw the design for your own building or room.

May 12: Animals – Learn more about your favorite pets and their wild cousins while helping make toys to give to our four-legged friends at the Safe Harbor Humane Society.

June 9: Weather – Learn what causes different types of weather. Make your own tools to set up a weather station at home, capture lightning in a jar, and make a tornado.

2018 Southport Quilters Guild Annual Members Show

March 3-25, 2018

“A Symphony of Color!” features more than 70 quilts of vibrant colors. The show also features a quilt challenge: “Quilting By the Numbers.” Numbers and math are a big part of quilting and quilters constantly use numbers as they measure, cut, and piece together. Each quilter is challenged to create a 20-inch x 20-inch quilt using fabric with numbers on it and incorporating a number in the design of their quilt. Members of the Guild will give quilting demonstrations throughout the run of the show. Stop by and see them at work and learn how they turn fabric and thread into colorful works of art.


Milwaukee Public Museum Presents The Beautiful World of Butterflies

Monday, April 2, 2018; 1pm-4pm

Butterflies may be beautiful, but that’s not why they’re important! Learn about the residents of Milwaukee Public Museum’s Butterfly Vivarium while we get up close and personal with these fascinating animals.
Participants will have an opportunity to observe real butterfly specimens under a microscope while exploring how special their wings really are. Longer experiences will be at 1pm and 3pm and shorter table engagements with educators from 2pm-2:45pm.


History Comes Alive

Monday, April 2, 2018; 1pm-4pm | Location: Civil War Museum

Join the Civil War Museum for a day of hands-on history fun. Learn about Civil War artillery using stomp rockets, command your own regiment using miniature soldiers, design and build a boat, make and launch a miniature hot air balloon, and more.



The Monarch – A Space Adventure

Thursday, April 5, 2018; 1pm

Presented by the Zoological Society of Milwaukee and Kohl’s Wild Theater

The Monarch is a futuristic spaceship that darts through the solar system in the name of science. The 40-minute musical explores Earth’s unique capacity to support life. What begins as a simple mission turns into a quest to save life on Earth as we know it. Concepts presented include planetary science, global climate change, sustainable energy, STEM subjects and more. Written and performed for kids Grades 1 though 5.

Seeking Justice Then and Now: The Holocaust and Beyond

Wednesday, April 11, 2018; 7pm

A Holocaust Remembrance Day Program

Mr. Steen Metz was a young boy living in Denmark when the Nazis conquered the country in 1940. He and his family experienced three years of occupation until they were arrested and deported to the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Czechoslovakia in 1943. Hear his story of hunger, hard labor, brutal living conditions, and survival.

A reception will follow the program. Sponsored by the Kenosha County Clergy Association and the Kenosha Public Museums.

The Worth of Water: A Great Lakes Story

Sunday, April 15, 2018; 1pm

Julia Robson and Alyssa Armbruster, two inspiring young women from Milwaukee, will talk about their Walk to Sustain Our Great Lakes. Their 343 mile walk from Milwaukee to Lake Superior promotes awareness of Great Lakes issues and accomplishments. Joining them to talk about invasive species is Titus Seilheimer, a fisheries scientist with Wisconsin Sea Grant. Sponsored by the Kenosha Yacht Club, Kenosha Community Sailing Center, and Kenosha Public Museum.

Celebrate Earth Day: Bees, Butterflies and Bats

Saturday, April 21, 2018; 10am-2pm | Location: Gateway Technical College Kenosha Campus

Celebrate Earth Day with displays, workshops, and hands-on activities for people of all ages. Stop by the Kenosha Public Museum’s booth and take your picture with “Batty.” Play a game to learn about the importance of bats. Learn about a new exhibit at the Kenosha Public Museum. All activities are free.

Indian Community School Exhibition Day

Saturday, April 21, 2018; 10am-3pm

Students from the Indian Community School are taking over the Museum! Student-developed interactive exhibits and experiences will be on display focusing on the twelve Tribal Nations of Wisconsin and other American Indian topics. This is a family-friendly event put on in partnership with the Indian Community School and the Kenosha Public Museum.



Museum Crawl

Museum CrawlFriday, July 13, 2018; 6pm-10pm

Details coming soon.




Friends of Museums Annual Art Fair

Kenosha Museums Art FairSunday, July 15, 2018; 10am-5pm | Location: Museum Campus

Calling all artists!  2018 Exhibitor Application





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






Upcoming Spark! Dates and Topics

Friday, March 16: Fresh off the Press! Get a tour of our exhibit, Through British Eyes, followed by a printing press demonstration and activity taught by Ashley Town of Bayview Printing Company.

Friday, April 20, 2018, Animals in the Civil War – Learn about the animals who witnessed and participated in the Civil War. This program features service dogs.

Friday, May 18, 2018, Pottery – Civil War soldiers came home to have all sorts of jobs, including potters and other artists. Learn about soldiers’ lives after the war, and make your own pinch pot with artist, Carley Duchac.

Friday, June 15, 2018, Gardens – Learn about what type of plants were grown in gardens during the Civil War. Taste different vegetables and fruits and plant your own seeds to take home.

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 2017/2018 series schedule. Buy a season pass.