Arts & Museums
Natural history and decorative fine arts museum with permanent and changing exhibits and special family fun programs.
The accredited Dinosaur Discovery Museum opened in August, 2006, in a renovated 1908 Beaux Arts historic landmark in the heart of beautiful Downtown Kenosha. See the largest collection of meat-eating theropods anywhere. See life-scale replicas of Tyrannosaurus rex, Ceratosaurus, Gallimimus and much more. The Carthage Institute of Paleontology is a collaborative partner in the Museum and operate the on-site paleontology lab. Be sure to stop in the gift shop for a dino-souvenir and other great finds.
Local history of the Kenosha area, housing, exhibits, artifacts, documents and other items that preserve the history and culture of pioneer heritage in the area.
Historic French Tudor mansion that features the work of noteworthy local and regional artists.
The accredited Civil War Museum opened in 2008 on a scenic lakefront campus in Kenosha. The 57,000 square foot facility covers American Civil War history. The Museum offers the enthusiast a chance to learn about the contributions of the Upper Middle West - Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, and Michigan - to the Civil War. Already acclaimed for their 15,000 square feet permanent exhibit gallery, \"The Fiery Trail,\" which tells the stories of those whose lives were changed by the Civil War and how those people shaped the course of American history. This gallery showcases significant Civil War artifacts important to the regional and national Civil War story using life-scale, interactive exhibits, and audio and video technology. The Museum includes a veterans memorial gallery, resource center, archives and gift shop.
This is the starting point for the 35 minute tour of the SC Johnson Wax headquarters.
The Power House is an interactive energy museum with over 60 hands-on exhibits.
A fine art museum housing a variety of galleries focusing on crafts.
This very open museum hosts shows of emerging artists as well as those with national reputations. The museum hosts juried competitions as well as invitational thematic exhibitions.
Artifacts, memorabilia, and photographs are on display to illustrate the exciting past of the Navy, and of Great Lakes in particular. Offering guided tours of Great Lakes Naval Training Center.