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Celebrating the Past - Transforming the Future

Welcome to the Kenosha Public Museum

The Kenosha Public Museum, located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is a natural sciences and fine and decorative arts museum. Established in 1933, the Museum’s collections have grown to over 80,000, including 1,200 works in the fine arts collection. Exhibit programming includes mammoths, world cultures, Native Americans, zoology, geology, fossils, and fine and decorative arts.


Make a Note!

Boo_FestBoofest! This Saturday with activities at all three Museums! Wear your costume if you’d like! See you then!






ArchaeologyCoverThe September/October issue of Archaeology contains an article on the First Americans and names Schaefer and Hebior as two of six of the oldest confirmed archaeological sites in the Americas!
Read the story here:





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     Look for the “Buy Now” icon while you’re browsing our class offerings.


Location and Hours

Kenosha Public Museum | 5500 First Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin | 262-653-4140 | Find our Visitors Guide here.
Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday Noon – 5pm

Donate Today

Be a part of a vibrant future and the continued educational and cultural enrichment of our community by supporting the Kenosha Public Museums.


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The Kenosha Public Museum and Civil War Museum offer unique settings for wedding ceremonies and receptions, meetings and family parties. Guests will enjoy the scenic views and comfortable surroundings.


Become a Member colhead-membership

The Friends of the Kenosha Public Museums supports free family programs, fascinating exhibits, special events, fund raisers, and more at all three Kenosha Public Museums.