Dinosaur Discovery Museum Front with Dinosaur
My kids LOVE dinosaurs so when we heard about Kenosha’s FREE dinosaur museum, we couldn’t wait to check it out!

The Fun:

Once you walk into the Dinosaur Discovery Museum through the doors, you will encounter the highlight in the main gallery – the dinosaur bones. Take your time to explore this room and discover the link between meat eating dinosaurs, theropods, and modern day birds. The dinosaurs exhibited will show you how these meat eating dinosaurs changed over time to represent today’s modern day bird. This is the main gallery and the only exhibit featured.
Dinosaur Discovery Museum Kenosha - TRex
After getting our fill of dinosaur bones, we hopped on the elevator downstairs to check out the on-site paleontology lab with actual dinosaur bones of “Little Clint”, a juvenile t-rex from their last excavation in southeastern Montana . The room also has tables so that anyone that wanted to read and learn more about dinosaurs could do so here. Or, as in my son’s case, he had fun coloring dinosaur sheets and creating dinosaur rubbings.

Highlights:

  • The main gallery featuring more than 7 different types of dinosaur bones to look at
  • Viewing actual dinosaur bones of  “Little Clint” a juvenile T-Rex
  • Dinosaur craft activities on the lower level

Tips:

  • Best way to maneuver the museum? Enter the gallery and start from your left.
  • The museum is small (one main room and lower level activities), so you’ll only need about 45 minutes to an hour to enjoy everything.

Bottom Line:

Though the Museum may be on the small side, it still manages to awe any dinosaur fan.   If we are in the area again, we will be sure to stop by here.

Nitty Gritty:  

Website: http://www.kenosha.org/dinosaurdiscovery/index.html
Admission: FREE general admission
Location: 5608 Tenth Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140. It is located by a streetcar stop.
Parking: There is a free parking lot
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 12 – 5 p.m. They are closed on Mondays and Holidays.
Amenities: They have family restrooms on the main floor.  No nursing facilities.
Stroller Friendly?: You can bring a stroller though I can see it can get pretty tight if it were crowded.  
Crowded?: We were here on a holiday weekend on a Sunday and it was not crowded.
Gift Shop: Yes, they have one but it is tiny. There are plenty of dinosaur toys to purchase, but they are all behind glass cases.

Want more activities to do in Kenosha? Hop on the streetcar and check out the Kenosha Public Museum.

 

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