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Rock & Mineral Identification

Geologist Sara Kurth presents an introduction to rocks and minerals. Learn to identify minerals through basic hands-on identification including observation skills and hardness tests, great for teachers and rockhounds. This program qualifies for Boy & Girl Scout merit badges. Scout groups require adult supervision. Teachers can earn Professional Development credit for this class. For more information email:

75 minutes – Ages 8 yrs. to Adult
Saturday Classes: April 9 at 1:30 p.m., May 14 & June 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Fee: $5.00 per person, Museum mebers $3.00
Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616.

“Crystal Bowls Sound Healing”


Marian McNair, MATC, MFA will demonstrate the healing power of crystal bowl vibration. Doctors have recognized sound therapy as a beneficial factor in overall wellness and relaxation. Learn the science behind sound therapy, followed by a demonstration. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring yoga mats for the demonstration.

Ages 16 yrs. to Adult - 2 p.m. – 90 minutes
Admission: $10.00 per person, Museum Members $5.00
Reservations Recommended (630) 833-1616

April 30 & May 1
“Art in the Park”

A juried show of Fine Art, Craft and Design, over 100 artists from around the Midwest will be showing and selling their creations in Wilder Park. At the Lizzadro Museum, members of the West Suburban Lapidary Club will be demonstrating forms of lapidary art.

Free Admission to the Museum.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

May 15
“20th Annual Museum Day in Elmhurst”

museum Day

Celebrate the BIGGEST Museum Day ever! Jump on board the trolley as it rolls through town to celebrate Elmhurst Museum Day at three local museums and the cultural campus Wilder Park. Ride the trolley to each location for free admission, activities, refreshments, and more. At the Lizzadro Museum, explore the museum’s fascinating collection and create your own rock critter to take home.

Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. All Ages Welcome.
Admission is Free at all 3 Museums!


June 4
“Stone Hunt”


This hands-on activity allows children and adults to search for gems and minerals among more common rocks. Learn the difference between rocks?and minerals and how to distinguish between them. Each rock or mineral found is identified and can be taken home.

Activity - Ages 5 yrs. to Adult 45 minutes - 2 p.m.
$5.00 per person, Museum Members Free
Reservations Recommended

June 18
“Fossil Collecting Field Trip"


Travel by motor coach to Mulford Quarry in Rockford, Illinois. Collect Ordovician Period marine fossils in dolomitic limestone. Collectable fossils include: brachiopods, cephalopods, corals, crinoids, gastropods, and more.

Field Trip - Ages 8 yrs. to Adult
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $45.00 per person – Museum Members $40.00
Reservations Required: 630-833-1616


Summer is a great time to visit the museums in Kane and DuPage Counties. Designed for ages 4 to 12, each site has an activity for children to complete. The Summer Passport program begins on May 1st and ends on Labor Day.


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