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Dinosaur Discovery Museum

5608 10th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-4007
+1 262-653-4450
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Exceptional small museum!

This museum is a gem for a dino trip with young children. It has many types of dinosaur fossils... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cam8880
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Barrington, Illinois
Small, but interesting

Doesn't take long to see. The downstairs is very cool though. Real paleontologists were working on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
33wildcatbruin19
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Largest collection of meat-eating theropods on exhibit! Learn what dinosaurs looked like, ate and how they behaved. See life-scale replicas, The Carthage Institute of Paleontology on-site lab Minutes from the Illinois Wisconsin border and Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Illinois.
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“meat eating” (3 reviews)
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5608 10th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-4007
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is a gem for a dino trip with young children. It has many types of dinosaur fossils displayed in a large upstairs room. You don't have to walk many floors and rooms to see what is fascinating to young and old alike. Bathrooms...More

Thank Cam8880
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow, what a wonderful review! It sounds like you really took your time and soaked up all our Museum has to offer. It's great to hear that you got as much enjoyment out of the exhibits as your little one. Visit us again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Doesn't take long to see. The downstairs is very cool though. Real paleontologists were working on extracting a triceratops fossil from it's casting they retrieved from Montana. There is a short film upstairs that shows the whole process and was quite informative. And it's free!...More

Thank 33wildcatbruin19
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! The great thing about our Museum is you can take as little or as long as you want to go through it. With 22 specimens on display, there's plenty to see if you want to stop and read each panel. Or...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Nice exhibits but very small. Downstairs has an activity area for children. Check website for times.

Thank Laurie J
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! In addition to the kids area in the Lower Level, you can also catch Paleontologists cleaning real dinosaur bones collected by Carthage College. We're open every day but Monday, 12pm-5pm. Visit us again soon!

Reviewed 6 July 2017

Dinosaur Discovery Museum is a very small museum, but the admission is free with a small suggested donation. It's just the right size for smaller kids who are still learning how to behave in a museum. My sons are 5 and 7, and they loved...More

Thank Jen R
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

What a great observation! We have 22 different dinosaur fossils on display at the Museum, and you can see them all without ever letting your little one wander out of sight. The Carthage Paleontology Lab is also in the basement of the Lower Level, and...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Small but lots of good specimens and many informative displays. Can you beat 3 dollar suggested donation? Obviously tiny compared to Chicago's Field Museum, but I think this has just as many actual dinosaurs. If you are into Dinosaurs, worth a visit.

Thank thisguyjones
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thanks for the great review! You're absolutely right - we have the largest collection of theropods in the country, with 22 specimens, 9 of which can only be seen at our Museum! How cool is that? Come visit us again soon!

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The museum is small but was lots of fun for our 5 and 6 year olds. They had a small cart with lots of just different fossils, models and casts that the kids could touch. There was a very helpful young man who was teaching...More

Thank Rachel R
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review! We love teaching kids about Dinosaurs and having specimens for them to touch and see up close. The Carthage Paleontology Lab in the Lower Level is also a great place to watch real scientists clean real bones. Visit...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

What a very, very pleasant surprise. Spend 15 minutes or an hour to see a very well planned exhibit. It is free, but the suggested $3 donation is a bargain. The kids will love it!

Thank Mike F
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thanks so much for the review! Even though we are a small Museum, there really is a lot to see if you take your time. Glad to hear you had a great experience, and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to the Dinosaur Discovery museum while visiting Kenosha for the day. It's in a beautiful, old building that was once a Post Office. Inside, the first floor is dominated by Dinosaur skeletons of all sizes. The kids loved seeing all of them...More

Thank djcollie03
Reviewed 11 April 2017

In the afternoon of April 8, 2017W, my wife Judy and I traveled North on Sheridan Road from our home, turned left on 53rd Street and into the parking lot behind the Museum (Unfortunately, the Handicap parking is furthest from the walkway access.) Upon entering...More

Thank Bruce M
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Wow! Thanks so much for taking the time to right this wonderful review! It comes as a surprise to many people that some dinosaurs had feathers, or that they're related to modern day birds, and we love sharing those facts with our visitors. It sounds...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Dinosaur Discovery Museum packs a lot of dinosaurs and dinosaur evolution into one fairly small room. You will be greeted immediately when you enter the gallery by the toothy grin of a T-rex - it might cause you heart to beat a little faster....More

Thank DaWalrus
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Dinosaur Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for taking the time to share your adventure! Our Museum may be small, but it is jam-packed with information, and actually houses the largest collection of Theropods (meat-eating dinos) in North America. If you really take your time and look at each specimen, you...More

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There is no admission price, as it is a free museum. They do have donation boxes though if you want to make a donation.
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