The Kenosha Public Museum was established in 1934 to collect and conserve specimens and artifacts that will be used to develop a variety of displays and exhibits helpful for its educational programs. Owned and operated by the City of Kenosha, it aims to enrich the cultural aspect of the community life of Kenosha as well as the greater region and its visitors.
The facility shares a campus with the Civil War Museum in the Lake Michigan shoreline. Some of its exhibits are composed of The Wisconsin Story, four season Native American Village, Woolly Mammoth, and the fine arts gallery that displays word class art works by Chagall, Dali, and Picasso. It also has an activity area for children and other arts and sciences enthusiasts. Other features that serve as an attraction are its family programs and changing exhibits.