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Kenosha Public Museum

Address: 
5500 First Avenue
Kenosha , WI , 53140
Phone: 262-653-4140
42° 35' 9.7872" N, 87° 48' 47.016" W
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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.

Organization:

Kenosha Public Museum

Location:

5500 First Avenue
Kenosha, WI, 53140
United States

Phone:

262-653-4140

Museum Munchkins at Kenosha Public Museum

Dates: 
01/26/2022
02/02/2022
02/09/2022
Time: 
9:30am – 10am

Organization:

Kenosha Public Museum

Location:

5500 First Avenue
Kenosha, WI, 53140
United States

Phone:

262-653-4140

Organization:

Kenosha Public Museum

Location:

5500 First Avenue
Kenosha, WI, 53140
United States

Phone:

262-653-4140

Sensory Friendly Days at Kenosha Public Museum

Dates: 
02/12/2022
Time: 
9am – 10am

Organization:

Kenosha Public Museum

Location:

5500 First Avenue
Kenosha, WI, 53140
United States

Phone:

262-653-4140

Artsy Afternoons at Kenosha Public Museum

Dates: 
02/25/2022
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Organization learning resources

Title Description Cost
Virtual Curator Conversations
PUBLISHED

These live educational discussions led by museum professionals are 30 to 45 minutes long and can be modified to fit the age range and background knowledge of your group.

Topics Include:

 Science

Fossils – What fossils are, how they are formed, where they are found, what they can tell us
Dinosaurs – What dinosaurs are, major groups of dinosaurs, what happened to them
Animals – Any number of animals, or ecosystems in general
Insects – What insects are, impact of insects on our planet, diversity of insects
Mammoths – The discovery, archaeology, and study of the Schaeffer Mammoth
Basic Evolution & Adaptations – Basic concepts, evidence of evolution, adaptations in animals

 

Art

The Color Wheel – The many uses of the color wheel and how it helps artists
Artists & Nature – How artists are inspired by the natural world around them, includes famous examples
Frida Kahlo for Beginners – The life and artistic style of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

 

Anthropology

Wisconsin American Indian Nations – The history and relationships of local nations of Wisconsin
Anishinaabe Nations – Traditional life ways of the Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Odawa nations
Fur Trade Era – The characters, history and significance of the Fur Trade Era in Wisconsin

Academic - General
History / social studies
Science - STEM - General
Nature
Visual arts / crafts
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
Animal Adaptations
PUBLISHED

Grades: 2 – 5
Duration: 45 minutes
Using real specimens from the museum’s collection, students will learn what adaptations are and how animals use them, use reasoning and observation skills to work like a field zoologist, and introduce students to the concept of natural selection.

Academic - General
Science - STEM - General
Nature
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
$
Importance of Insects
PUBLISHED

Grades: K – 3
Duration: 30-40 minutes
Through the teaching collection at the museum and our live insect ambassadors, students will learn about what insects are, where we find them, why they are important to life on our planet, and what we can all do to help them out. Programs between November 10 – January 7 will also include a look at the traveling exhibit, Small Wonders: Insects in Focus.

Academic - General
Science - STEM - General
Nature
Early Elementary School
$
Exploring Animals
PUBLISHED

Grades: Preschool – Kindergarten
Duration: 30 minutes
This program explores animals from around the world. There are a variety of themes to choose from –  forest, arctic, ocean, and lake – all of which feature their own unique songs and stories along with real specimens from the museum’s collection.

Academic - General
Science - STEM - General
Nature
Visual arts / crafts
Music
Theater
Babies/Toddlers
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
$
The Art of Scientific Sketching
PUBLISHED

Grades: 3 – 12
Duration: 40-50 minutes
Students will explore Audubon’s print and accompanying text for Goshawk, Stanley Hawk, located behind the scenes of the Museum, and then use scientific sketching to observe the natural world around them, particularly trees.

Academic - General
History / social studies
Science - STEM - General
Nature
Visual arts / crafts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Surrealists on Paper
PUBLISHED

Grades: 3 – 9
Duration: 45 minutes
Students will learn about key concepts in Surrealism during the early 20th Century, explore several works of art by Miro, Dali and Chagall in the Museum’s galleries, and then create their own artwork based on Surrealist characteristics.

Academic - General
History / social studies
Visual arts / crafts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Masterpieces of Kenojuak Ashevak: A Modern Printmaking Pioneer
PUBLISHED

Grades: 1 – 6
Duration: 40 minutes
Students will learn about Inuit artwork, explore several works of art by Konojuak Ashevak in the Museum’s collection, and then use her techniques to create their own arctic bird artwork.

Academic - General
History / social studies
Nature
Visual arts / crafts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
American Indian Stereotypes
PUBLISHED

Grades: 5 – 10
Duration: 30 minutes
Students will engage with each other in an educator-facilitated discussion examining the ways imagery, mascots, movies, and stereotypes influence how we view American Indian cultures and people.

Academic - General
History / social studies
Science - STEM - General
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Archaeology Around the World
PUBLISHED

Grades: 3 – 8
Duration: 30-40 minutes
Students will think like archaeologists as we travel virtually around the world investigating important historical sites and artifacts.

Academic - General
History / social studies
Science - STEM - General
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
Potawatomi and the Trade
PUBLISHED

Grades: 1 – 5
Duration: 30-40 minutes
Students will explore the Kenosha Public Museum’s 18th Century trading post as they learn all about the role of the Fur Trade in the lives of the Anishinaabe people of the Great Lakes.

Academic - General
History / social studies
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
$