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July 12
“Geocoaching 101”

Experience an outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants will learn to navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates to find the geocache (container) with a riddle and coordinates to their next clue. The group who obtains all the geocaches wins a prize. This program is in collaboration with the DuPage County Forest Preserve.

Activity - Ages 9 yrs. to Adult - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fee: $10.00 per person, Museum Members $8.00
Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616

Rock & Mineral Identification

Geologist Sara Kurth presents an introduction to rocks and minerals. Hands on identification in-cludes hardness tests. Great for teachers and rockhounds, this program qualifies for Scout merit badges. All materials are provided. Scout groups require adult supervision.

Classes: July 19 and September 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Activity – Ages 8 yrs. to Adult - 75 minutes
Admission: $5.00 per person, Museum Members $3.00
Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616

July 18
Fossil Collecting Field Trip

Travel by motor coach to a new quarry in Illinois. Collect Silurian and Ordovician Period marine fossils in shale and dolomitic limestone. Collectable fossils include: brachiopods, cephalopods, corals, crinoids, gastropods, and more.

Field Trip - Ages 8 yrs. to Adult
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $40.00 per person – Museum Members $35.00
Reservations Required: 630-833-1616

August 23
“Soapstone Carving”

” Lapidary Lorel Abrell teaches participants how to successfully carve soapstone. Sim-ple tools and techniques are used in carving this soft and inexpensive material. Learn the basics from blocking out a design to final polish. Take home a carving of your own crea-tion. All materials are included.

Activity - ages 9 yrs to Adult - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fee: $15.00 per person – Museum Members $10.00
Reservations Required: 630-833-1616




September 13
Mazon Creek Fossil Collecting Field Trip

Join Jim Fairchild of the Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois on a trip to Braceville, Illinois to collect Mazon Creek fossils. Learn what to look for when collecting these spe-cial fossils and how to open them. Travel by motor coach, bring a sack lunch and get ready to collect. Make reservations early, this field trip fills up fast!

Field Trip - 8 yrs. to Adult
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - $40.00 per person
Museum Members $35.00 per person
Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616

September 27
Celebrate Smithsonian Museum Day

As a Smithsonian, Affiliate the Lizzadro Museum is featuring your last chance to see “Modern Designer Jewelry” from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Free ad-mission is offered to visitors presenting a Museum Day Ticket available on-line at The Museum Day Ticket provides free admission to one per-son, and a guest.

Regular Museum Admission or Free with Smithsonian Museum Day Ticket Museum Members Free

September 28
Jeffrey Post Presents The Smithsonian Gem Collection

In closing the popular exhibit on “Modern Designer Jewelry from the Smithsonian”, Dr. Jeffrey Post, geologist and curator of gems and minerals at the National Museum of Nat-ural History will present a program on the most important and awe inspiring gems in the Smithsonian collection. Learn about the legends and lore behind famous gems and the variety mineral species represented.

Sunday Lecture - Youth to Adult - 2 p.m. - 60 minutes
Fee: $15.00 per person, Museum Members $10.00
Reservations Recommended: (630) 833-1616

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