Kenosha Public Museums offer many cultural and educational activities throughout the year.
Saturdays, 10am-Noon: June 8, 2013
For kids in 2nd through 5th grades. Sign up for one or all Saturday sessions. $12 ($7 FOM) for each session. Preregistration is required, and space is limited.
Are you fascinated by dinosaurs? Have you ever thought about becoming a paleontologist? Team up with the Dinosaur Discovery Museum's curator of education and paleontologist Nick Wiersum to learn about dinosaurs, how they are excavated, prepared, and studied in labs around the world.
- Saturday, June 15, 2013 - Class #0110738202
What can we learn by studying fossils? Learn how paleontologists study fossils, what they look for, and what they can discover from studying fossils. Look at real fossils and help clean real dinosaur bones for research!
Join us on Wednesday evenings for a series of lectures for the whole family. Whether you're an amateur paleontologist or have a budding one at home, these talks are sure to excite the imagination.
- Behind the Scenes at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum
Wednesday, May 22, 2013; 6:30pm
Have you ever wondered what goes on in the lab? Ever been walking around the dinosaur gallery and had a question about paleontology you want answered? Join Dinosaur Discover Museum's curator of education and paleontologist Nick Wiersum for a guided tour around the Museum and have all your questions answered! Hands-on materials will keep the kids engaged and parents can finally find out how to pronounce dinosaur names like "Tuojiangosaurus."
Wednesdays, June 12 - August 28, 2013; 1pm-4pm
Did you ever have any questions about dinosaurs that you've wanted answered? Do you know a dinosaur nut who just loves learning about these ancient animals? Well, then join the Dinosaur Discovery Museum this summer for programming designed to teach kids about all their favorite dinosaurs! A different theme will be presented each week with stories, activities, crafts, and games to teach kids all about dinosaurs and the world of paleontology. Come to one or come to them all because we're keeping the fun and learning going all summer long. Programs will include spotlights on dinosaurs in the gallery like STAN the T. rex, the Carthage Institute of Paleontology lab and what its like to be a paleontologist!
Friday, July 12, 2013; 6-10pm
Join us for a progressive party at the Museums! We'll have gourmet snacks, microbrews and wine, amazing entertainment, and goodie bags.
|6pm||Pick up your wristband and goodie bag at the Kenosha Public Museum east entrance or at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum.|
|6-7:30pm||Dinosaur Discovery Museum: Food and beverages by Franks Diner, music by Rosie Beane|
|7-8:30pm||Civil War Museum: Food and beverages by Kaiser's Pizza & Pub; entertainment by Four Comedians and a Mic.|
|8-10pm||Kenosha Public Museum: Food and beverages by Captain Mike's Beer & Burger Bar; music by Matt Meyer|
Exhibits, galleries, and gift shops will be open! Crazy games and prizes at each Museum! Park in the Kenosha Public Museum or Civil War Museum parking lots and take the streetcar to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. Get a free ride back with your wristband anytime before 8pm. Tickets are limited to the first 150 people. For tickets, call the Museum at 262-653-4140. $25 FOM/$30 non-members. (Must be 21 years or older and present a photo I.D.)