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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 regarding P.D. credit contact the Museum Educator at

Class Ages 8 yrs. to Adult
75 minutes 10:30 a.m.
Saturday Classes: April 18, May 9, June 20
Fee: $5.00 per person, Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616

May 2 & 3
“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 9
Creative Crossweave Bracelet

Pat Koko of the West Suburban Lapidary Club teaches an intriguing and fun bracelet technique using braided bead thread, crystals and seed beads. Students will learn a pattern that they can easily replicate on their own. All materials included. Necessary tools will be available to share. Complete a lovely bracelet to wear or give to Mom.

Workshop - Ages 14 yrs. to adult - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Beginner to Advanced level class
Fee: $30.00 per person, Museum Members: $25.00
Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616

May 17
Museum Day in Elmhurst

Ride the trolley as it rolls through Elmhurst to celebrate the 19th Annual Museum Day in Elmhurst. Visit all 3 Museums: the Art Museum, Historical Museum, and Lizzadro Museum. Enjoy activities & exhibits for free at each Museum. Park at one museum and ride the complimentary trolley to each location. Collect a stamp at all 3 museums for a chance to win a prize. At the Lizzadro Museum, explore the museum’s fascinating collection, see the popular “Rock Café” exhibit, and create an adorable rock critter to take home.

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

stone hunt

June 6
“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 13
“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, and on-site cracking fees.

Field Trip - 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
$90 per person, Museum Member $85
Reservation Required (630) 833-1616

wire wrap

June 20
“Wire Wrap Jewelry Demonstration”

Visiting Artist, Bill Zima will demonstrate his wire wrapping techniques for creating unique designs with wire and stone. Wire wrap cannot be mass-produced and uses no solder or glue. It is one of the oldest jewelry design techniques and today remains an individualistic art form. Learn basic techniques and refined designs from a master craftsman.

Demonstration Youth to Adult 2 p.m. 60 minutes
Regular Museum Admission Museum Members Free
Reservations Recommended

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