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School Groups and Teacher Resources

 

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In-Person Group Visits

COVID-19 UPDATE:

The Kenosha Museum Campus’s in-person school group programs are currently limited to guided tours. For the safety of students and staff, all museum classroom programs, learning labs and experiences have been put on temporary hold.

Group tours are still available.  In order to meet state social distancing guidelines, tours are limited to a total of 50 students from a single classroom. All teachers, students and chaperones are required to wear masks while visiting the museum. Lunchroom facilities are not available at this time.

 

Guided Group Tours

$6 per student  |  Teachers are Free
$4 per student from schools in the Kenosha Unified School District  |  Teachers are Free

For more information or to register, please contact Education Services Coordinator Caitlin Manwaring at [email protected]

 

KENOSHA PUBLIC MUSEUM

Museum Favorites – A Guided Tour of The Wisconsin Story Gallery
All Grades
Duration 45-60 minutes

 

CIVIL WAR MUSEUM

Midwest & The Civil War – A Guided Tour of the Civil War Museum’s Fiery Trial Gallery
Grades 3 – 12
Duration: 45-60 minutes

 

DINOSAUR DISCOVERY MUSEUM

Highlight Tour – A Guided Tour of the Dinosaur Galleries
All Grades
Duration: 45-60 minutes

 

 

Group Programs

*** Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following group programs are temporarily on hold.

Kenosha Public Museum field trips include an hour long, Museum-led Learning Lab, one 30-minute Museum Experience, and self-guided class discovery time in our museum galleries. The best part is that you get to choose which Learning Lab and Museum Experience best fit your students.

 

How much do field trips cost?

The cost of the entire program, including one Learning Lab, one 30-minute Museum Experience, and self-guided class discovery time, costs $6 per student. The cost is $4 per student for Kenosha Unified School District schools.

To register for a field trip, you may use our School Group Reservation Request form. You may also like to take a look at our School Group FAQs.

 

What are Learning Labs?

Learning labs are one hour, focused field trip activities that take place in both the Kenosha Public Museum exhibits and classrooms. All of the Learning Labs focus on problem-based learning and help develop critical thinking skills, covering topics in natural science and social studies. Every program aligns to Wisconsin, Illinois, Common Core, and National Academic Standards. Each teacher will pick one Learning Lab, which lasts approximately an hour.

Theme: Midwest Ecosystems
PreK-1st – Woods, Ponds and Dunes | Description and Learning Standards Alignment | Pre- and Post-Visit Materials
2nd-4th – Animal Adaptations | Description and Learning Standards Alignment | Pre- and Post-Visit Materials
5th-8th – Skull Lab | Description and Learning Standards Alignment | Pre- and Post-Visit Materials

Theme: Fossils
PreK-1st – Fantastic Fossils | Description and Learning Standards Alignment | Pre- and Post-Visit Materials
2nd-4th – Evolution Revolution | Description and Learning Standards Alignment | Pre- and Post-Visit Materials
5th-8th – Jurassic Mystery | Description and Learning Standards Alignment | Pre- and Post-Visit Materials

Theme: American Indians of Wisconsin and Northern Illinois
PreK-1st – Kwétkemek (Potawatomi for of all the land on the earth) | Description and Learning Standards Alignment | Pre- and Post-Visit Materials
2nd-4th – Anishinaabe | Description and Learning Standards Alignment | Pre- and Post-Visit Materials
3rd-6th – CSI: Mammoth | Description and Learning Standards Alignment | Pre- and Post-Visit Materials
5th-8th – 11 Nations of Wisconsin (coming soon)

Theme: Environmental Science (coming soon)
PreK-1st – The Power of the Sun
2nd-8th – Wind Power
2nd-8th – Water Detectives

 

What are Museum Experiences?

These experiences last 20-30 minutes and take place in different locations around the Museum. These are excellent additions to any Learning Lab to round out your group’s Museum visit. Remember, one Museum Experience and self guided class discovery time are included with every Learning Lab. For additional prices and information, visit our School Group FAQs or click on the Museum Experience title.

Art + Science: The Nature Behind the Art
Class Discovery
Field Station Fun
Native Stories
Owl Pellet Dissection (note: this experience has a $2 per student supply fee)
Rocks and Minerals
Scientific Illustration
Thinking Art
World Games

 

Here are field trip grants and subsidy options.

A map of the Kenosha Public Museum is here.

If you have questions, contact the group tour coordinator at 262-653-4424 or email [email protected]