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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

August 1 – Opossum; August 8 – Kingfisher; August 15 – Turtles; August 22 – Buffalo; August 29 – Bees; September 5 – Moths; September 12 – Theropods @ Dinosaur Discovery Museum; September 19 – Woodpeckers; September 26 – Muskrats; October 3 – Beavers; October 10 – Owls; October 17 – Trilobites; October 24 – Bats; October 31 – Tarantulas; November 7 – Penguins; November 14 – Iguana; November 21 – Mammoth; November 28 – Coots

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.

 

August 11: Wind and Air – Harness the power of wind to make a kite that soars and a vehicle powered by air. Learn where the breeze comes from and make a weather vane to keep track of the wind at your home.

September 8: Space – Learn about the world beyond our planet as we study what’s out there and how we know.

October 13: Nursery Rhymes – Your favorite stories come off the pages and end up in our laboratory. Perform experiments related to some classic tales and create projects that tell ‘the rest of the story.’

November 10: Travel – How do you get from point A to point B? Learn about the ways people move from place to place, and design and test your own modes of transportation.

 

21st Annual Pike River Rendezvous

Saturday, August 4, 2018; 9am-5pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Simmons Island, Kenosha

Step back in time to the Fur Trade Era when American Indians and fur traders gathered to exchange goods and services. Watch more than 300 reenactors, craft and trade demonstrations, musical entertainment, and juggling. There are games, activities and entertainment for all ages. Parking in Kennedy Park with free horse-drawn wagon shuttle. Here is the  2018 Rendezvous Schedule.

Thank you to our sponsor, Crawford & Wright Orthodontics.

How to be an Indian in the 21st Century

Saturday, August 11, 2018; 1pm-2pm

Join the Museum in welcoming Louis V. Clark III, an Oneida author, who will discuss his book How to be an Indian in the 21st Century. The presentation will include 30-40 minutes of stories and poems, followed by a Q & A and book signing. Books will be available for purchase in the gift shop.

 

 

Yoga at the Kenosha Public Museum

Saturday, September 8, 2018; 9am-10am

The Museum is a place of reflection, a place to find solace as you look at the beauty around you. What better place to pair yoga with the arts? Join yoga instructor Ashley Modder as she leads you through a yoga session in a space with beauty all around you. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel. Free and open to the public.

 

 

Grandparents’ Day

Sunday, September 9, 2018; Noon-4pm | Locations: Dinosaur Discovery Museum and Civil War Museum

Spend quality time with special activities that families can do together. At the Dinosaur Discovery Museum dig for fossils in the Dino Dig, put together puzzles, and do hands-on activities. At Civil War Museum spend time in the Resource Center learning about old fashioned games and play “Guess the Gadget.”

 

 

Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, October 27, 2018; 1pm-4pm

Visit the Museum to celebrate family and friends as we prepare for Day of the Dead! Learn about making an ofrenda (altar) from Bradford High School Spanish students. Create paper flowers to put on the ofrenda in honor of loved ones. Enjoy performances by the Ballet Forklorico Nacional. Then explore the Museum as you expand your vocabulary with a bilingual scavenger hunt.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Spark! Dates and Topics

Friday, August 17, 2018: Families Take a tour of the new exhibit, For Honor and Family: Three Families in the Civil War. Then create your own scrapbook page to be added to your family’s heirlooms.

September 21: All About Bees Beekeeper Vicki Johnson-Steger will join us to talk about bees and beekeeping. Learn about this historical trade and learn how to make honeycomb candles.

October 19: Early Wisconsin By the time of the Civil War, Wisconsin had only been a state for thirteen years. Learn about what life was like in this area before the War.

November 16: Sketch Artist Using our gallery for inspiration, participants will learn the basics of sketching, a technique used by reporters and artists out at the battles.