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April 13
“Elizabeth Taylor’s Collection”

Steven Zick, Vice President and Director for Christie’s in Chicago presents the landmark auctions of The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor at Christie’s New York in 2011. With every single item sold, the sale drew unprecedented interest from bidders throughout the world. Her collection included jewelry, fashion, decorative arts and film memorabilia. Mr. Zick is also a charity auctioneer and lectures on art and appraisal-related topics nationwide.

Sunday Lecture – Adult - 2 p.m. - 60 minutes
Regular Museum Admission
Reservations Recommended – (630) 833-1616

April 26 and May 10
Rock & Mineral Identification

Geologist Sara Johnson presents an introduction to rocks and minerals. Learn to identify minerals through basic mineral testing. Hands on identification includes hardness tests. Great for teachers and rockhounds, this program qualifies for Scout merit badges. All materials are provided. Scout groups require adult supervision.

Activity – Ages 8 yrs. to Adult
75 minutes – Classes 10:30 a.m. for children & 2:00 p.m. for adults only.
Admission: $5.00 per person, Museum Members $3.00
Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616

May 10
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.

Ages 15 yrs to adult – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Beginner to Advanced level class
Fee: $40.00 per person, Museum Members: $35.00
Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616




lizzadroMay 18
“Museum Day in Elmhurst”

Ride the trolley and see all three Museums in Elmhurst. Participate in a variety of activities at each Museum. At the Lizzadro Museum, see Modern Designer Jewelry from the Smithsonian and make your own rock critter to take home. At the Elmhurst Historical Museum, tour the “Cubs vs. Sox: The Chicago Civil Wars” exhibit, pose for your own baseball card and enjoy refreshments. At the Elmhurst Art Museum, view “Lifeloggers: Chronicling the Everyday” featuring artists who use data from their daily lives as inspiration for their work and enjoy a related craft. Get your Museum Day flyer stamped at all three Museums and be eligible to win a prize!

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

May 3 & 4
Art in the Park

Hosted by the Elmhurst Park District, artists from around the country will be selling their creations in Wilder Park. Outside the Museum, members of the West Suburban Lapidary Club will be demonstrating forms of lapidary art. Admission is free to the Museum for both days so come in, take a look and learn something new about lapidary art.

Free Admission
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

June 7
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 21
Fossil Collecting Field Trip

Travel by motor coach to two quarries in Rockford, Illinois. Collect Ordovician Period (450 million years old) marine fossils in dolomitic limestone. Collectable fossils include: brachiopods, cephalopods, corals, crinoids, gastropods, and more.

Field Trips - Ages 8 yrs. to Adult
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $40.00 per person – Museum Members $35.00
Reservations Required: 630-833-1616

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