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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!

Families, this is for you! Make volcanoes and other cool stuff at Fridays Full of Fun, September 19. It’s free! And have you heard that Iceland’s volcano, Bardarbunga, is erupting now? Watch a live webcam.

You and your kids can learn about bats at Museum Munchkins, Wednesday, September 17.

Fall Fun Fest at Pringle Nature Center is coming up Saturday, September 20. Join us in celebrating International Migratory Bird Day! Here’s more information.

About the Kenosha Public Museum

The Kenosha Public Museum collects, preserves, and interprets decorative and fine arts, natural science specimens, and cultural artifacts from around the world and throughout time.

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.


Facility Rental colhead-facilityrental

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.