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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

June 27
“Legendary Diamonds”

Ariane Karakalos, curator of the exhibit from Ventura, California presents the tantalizing stories of famous diamonds replicated in this exhibit. The artistry of George Stuart brings the owners of the diamonds to life with his historically accurate figures. See famous diamond replicas created in CZ and trace each diamond’s legend as they passed through famous royal owners from India to France, the U.S. and Russia. The Special Exhibit “Legendary Diamonds” opens on June 27 with this lecture.

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

July 17
Fossil Collecting Field Trip

Travel by motor coach to Vulcan Quarry in Sycamore, Illinois. Collect Silurian and Ordovician Period marine fossils in shale and 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: $45.00 per person, Museum Members $40.00
Reservations Required: 630-833-1616

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 educator@lizzadromuseum.org.

Class – Ages 8 yrs. to Adult
75 minutes – 10:30 a.m.
Saturday Classes: July 18 and September 19
Fee: $5.00 per person,
Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616

 

July 25
“Legendary Diamonds Docent Tour”

Join Museum docent, Sakina Bharani on a guided tour of the “Legendary Diamonds” exhibit. Learn more about the historical figures, facts, fiction and mysteries that surround these famous diamonds including the Table Cut, the Regent, the Hope, and the Orlov diamonds and their missing counterparts. If you have a group of 8 or more and would like to schedule a personal tour, please call the Museum for reservations.

Tour Times: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Regular Museum Admission, Museum Members Free Reservations Recommended.

August 15
“Start Your Rockin’ Collection!”

Have you ever thought about starting your own rock collection? Or are your rocks looking for a new home? This activity will help you get started creating your very own, personalized rock cartons! Repurposed egg cartons are provided for rock and mineral identification, or you can bring your own collection box. Materials for decoration and personalization will be provided, and each child will choose several rocks to start or fill in their collection. Rocks from home can also be brought in for identification.

Workshop – 2:00 p.m. – 60 minutes - Ages 5 to 10 yrs.
Fee: $5.00 per person, Museum Members Free.
Reservations Required: 630-833-1616

August 29
“Volcanoes”

Geologist Sara Kurth presents an interactive lecture on volcanoes. She will discuss the mechanisms of how volcanoes work, and compare different eruption styles. This presentation will focus on recent volcanic eruptions and explore how volcanoes can both positively and negatively affect local and global communities. Hands-on specimens will be available to see and touch.

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

Mulford Quarry

September 12
“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

September 26
Celebrate Smithsonian Museum Day

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Lizzadro Museum is offering Free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Ticket available on-line at smithsonianmag.com/museumday. The Museum Day Ticket provides free admission for one person, and a guest. Join Museum docent, Sakina Bharani on a guided tour of the “Legendary Diamonds” exhibit. Learn more about the historical figures, facts, fiction and mysteries that surround these famous diamonds.

Tour Times: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Regular Museum Admission, Museum Members Free
Free with Smithsonian Museum Day Ticket.

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