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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 rockhounds, Boy & Girl Scout merit badges and Teachers Professional Development credit. Email: Scout groups require adult supervision.

All Classes 10:30 a.m., April 8, May 13, June 24
75 minutes – Ages 8 yrs. to Adult
Fee: $5.00 per person, Museum Members $3.00
Reservations Required (630) 833-1616

“Rockin’ Jewelry for Kids”

This beginner’s class allows children to make their own gemstone jewelry to keep. Choose two different types of jewelry to make with stones from the Museum Shop and learn how to work with jeweler’s tools. Great for Girl Scout Jewelry Badge, parties of 10 or more are encouraged to schedule a private class. Email:

All Classes 1:30 p.m., April 8, May 13, June 24
Activity - Ages 8 to 16 years
75 minutes
$10.00 per person Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616

April 22
“What’s Up In The Sky”

Meteors, meteorites & the solar eclipse are coming our way this summer. Dr. Paul Sipiera, founder of the Planetary Studies Foundation presents the types of meteorites that fall to earth, where they are found and some of the more recent falls in our region. Learn about meteorites and meteor-wrongs. In addition learn about the solar eclipse coming this August, the dos and don’ts of viewing an eclipse and where it is best visible. If you think you’ve found a meteorite bring it in for identification.

Lecture/Discussion – Youth to Adult
60 minutes – 2:00 p.m.
Regular Museum Admission, Museum Members Free
Reservations Recommended

May 6 & 7
“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 21
“Museum Day in Elmhurst”

Ride the trolley as it rolls through Elmhurst to celebrate the 21st Annual Museum Day in Elmhurst. Visit all 4 locations: the Art Museum, Historical Museum, Park District’s Conservatory and Lizzadro Museum. Park at one museum and ride the complimentary trolley to each location. Collect a stamp at all 4 locations for a chance to win a prize. At the Lizzadro Museum, see the fascinating exhibits of stone carvings and gems. Create your own rockin’ picture frame to take home.

Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. All Ages Welcome.
Admission is Free at all 4 locations!

stone hunt

June 3
“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 17
“Geode Collecting Field Trip”

Collect geodes near the Mississippi River. This private quarry yields abundant and fascinating geodes along with other minerals and fossils. Trip includes tour guides, motor coach, collecting and on-site cracking fees.

Field Trip - 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
$95. per person, Museum Member $90.
Reservation 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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