Family activities in the Kenosha area this week include:

Museum programs

The Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave., hosts “Museum Munchkins” programs from 9:30 to 10 Wednesday mornings. The Sept. 4 program is on the great horned owl. This is a free program, open to preschoolers with an adult. For more information, call 262-653-4140. Coming up: buffaloes on Sept. 11, weasels on Sept. 18 and squirrels on Sept. 25.

Library programs

“Music for Munchkins” is 10 to 11 am. Wednesday (Sept. 4) at the Southwest Library, 2419 63rd St. Preschoolers are invited to the library to “boogie down in this fun music and movement program.”

Also on Wednesday, Legos at the Library is 4 to 5 p.m., also at the Southwest Library. Kids are invited to “build with Legos and display your creation at the library.” (Recommended for children age 5 and older.)

The Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave., is hosting Teen Tech Time, 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 4). Students in grades six through 12 are invited to the library to “play with the latest tech,” including augmented reality, the Adobe App Suite and the library’s 3D printer. The local libraries offer free programs each week. Find out more at www.mykpl.info.

Programs at Bong

Programs at Bong State Recreation Area this weekend include “Migrating Monarchs” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Participants will “discover how tagging monarch butterflies unlocked the mystery of their migration.” The program includes a hike to search for butterflies to catch and tag. Also on Saturday, officers from the K9 unit of Milwaukee County House of Corrections will demonstrate how police dogs are trained and how they help protect the public. The free K9 program is 6 to 7 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center in bad weather.

On Sunday, Bong hosts a Photo Scavenger Hunt from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors are welcome to “bring your phone or camera and drop in before 3 p.m. You’ll get a clue sheet and then it’s up to you and your team to search the park and photograph the answers to the scavenger hunt.” Bonus: There are PRIZES.

Sunday evening’s program is “Pollinator Crafts” from 6 to 8 p.m. To take part, drop in at Bong before 7:30 p.m. “to create a variety of great take-home crafts to learn about and help pollinators.” This program is gor all ages. The programs meet at the Visitor Center. Note: Programs are free, but a valid Wisconsin state park sticker is required to enter Bong. For more information, call 262-878-5601.


This is the final weekend to see “Brick Dinos,” the Milwaukee County Zoo’s summer exhibit. Zoo visitors will see dinosaurs constructed from thousands and thousands of Lego bricks. There are also interactive features in the exhibit. The exhibit is open through Sept. 2. The cost is $3 per person, in addition to regular zoo admission.

Historic lighthouse

The Southport Light Station Museum and Lighthouse, 5117 Fourth Ave., is open for tours. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays (through Oct. 27). Admission is free; donations are accepted. It costs $10 to climb the lighthouse ($5 for children ages 8-12). You must be at least 8 years old to climb). For more details, go to www.kenoshahistorycenter.org.

Nature hike at Pringle

Looking ahead, the Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. (inside Bristol Woods County Park), is hosting a nature hike from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 7.

The hikes are offered the first Saturday of every month, exploring different parts of Bristol Woods Park. Each hike will be led by a naturalist and focus on seasonal highlights.

Note: This monthly program is open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free, and registration is not required. Find out more at www.pringlenc.org.