Last updated: 10/30/2018
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Street Address
5500 First Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140
Mailing Address
5500 First Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140
phone: 262-653-4140
fax: 262-653-4437
Sunday12 PM - 5 PM
Monday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Closed on holidays
Gift shop. Corporate events venue, weddings, birthday parties and group tours. The 2001 facility shares a FREE admission, Lake Michigan shoreline campus with The Civil War Museum and a working electric streetcar! Short walk to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. 135,000 visitors annually from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries. ADDRESS: 5500 First Avenue P: 262-653-4140 Minutes from Illinois Wisconsin border / Six Flags Great America.
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Peggy Gregorski, Deputy Director

Established in 1934 -The Kenosha Public Museum is an accredited natural science and fine arts museum located in the heart of beautiful downtown Kenosha Wisconsin. Free General Admission every day, the 2001 facility shares a campus on the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline with The Civil War Museum. Permanent exhibits include: The Wisconsin Story, Woolly mammoth excavated in Kenosha County, four season Native American Village, fine arts gallery displaying world class art by Chagall, Picasso and Dali. Children’s Field Station, a popular hands-on arts and sciences activity area. Enjoy changing exhibits and free family programs and events.

The Civil War Museum's gift shop has a great selection of unique Civil War reproduction collectibles, books, souvenirs, music, videos/DVDs, and more. Kenosha Public Museums members receive a 10% discount on gift shop puchases at the Civil War Museum, Dinosaur Discovery Museum and Kenosha Public Museum.

The Museum is handicap accessible and visitors are welcome to bring their own wheelchair, walker, or other device. Service animals are welcome. Stop at the front desk for more information. Perfect venue for corporate events, weddings, children’s parties, and bus tours. Enjoy a walk along the lakefront or view Lake Michigan from the viewer’s telescopes inside climate controlled buildings. Hop on the electric streetcar (Adults $1, Kids $.50) and visit all three Museums for a day of adventure, exploration and fun open year around!


The Kenosha Public Museum attracts 135,000 visitors annually from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries. ADDRESS: 5500 First Avenue P: 262-653-4140 Minutes from Illinois Wisconsin border / Six Flags Great America.


The Kenosha Public Museums (Kenosha Public Museum, Dinosaur Discovery Museum and Civil War Museum) are owned and operated by the City of Kenosha, to enrich the cultural and community life of the Kenosha area, the greater region, Museum visitors and patrons. The Kenosha Public Museums collect and conserve artifacts and specimens, develop diverse displays and exhibits and present educational programs for all ages




Gift Shopping

The Kenosha Public Museum’s gift shop has a great selection of unique collectibles, electric streetcar replicas, Kenosha Public Museum logo items, jewelry, children’s games and puzzles, cultural items from around the world and much more. The Kenosha Public Museum’s gift shop is the perfect place to shop for everyone on your list–including yourself!

Only at the Kenosha Public Museum gift shop, Polish Pottery by Ceramika Artystyczna. First quality, hand-painted pottery in beautiful patterns, styles, and shapes. The pottery is freezer, oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe; it’s as beautiful as it is durable.

Our Picturesque Facility Rental

Set on the shores of picturesque Lake Michigan, the Museums provide beautiful and unique settings for your next event. Whether planning a wedding ceremony and reception, a bridal or baby shower, corporate meeting or seminar, gala, or holiday party, the Museums have numerous options to fit your needs.

For more information and to set up an appointment to view the spaces, contact the Special Events Department at or 262-653-4406.

Gift Shop

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