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    On-going Special Exhibit: The Rock Cafe

    All day
    Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
    220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

    This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone
    Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!

    January 8, 2018 through May 31, 2019
    Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Special Exhibits

The Rock Cafe

This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone. Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!
Extended thru May 31, 2019

*Please Note: The Lizzadro Museum will be closing in Elmhurst on May 31, 2019. We plan to re-open in Oak Brook in the fall. To keep up to date, please check our website and sign-up for our e-newsletter. We hope to see you this spring or in the fall!

The Rock and Mineral Identification and Rockin’ Jewelry classes will be suspended beginning in April. We will resume these classes in the fall in our new Oak Brook location. To schedule a program for fall, please contact the educator in August for availability,

“A gem of a museum”

– Pioneer Press

1990 to 2019

The Museum’s 50th Anniversary celebration featured Florentine mosaics and mosaicists from Italy.
Peruvian lapidary, Luis Aparicio instructs a carving workshop.


In the last 29 years the Museum has hosted numerous local, national and international lapidary artists, held over 1,000 weekend programs and organized nearly 100 collecting field trips. We could not have done it without the help of our dedicated staff, volunteers and support from our patrons and members.


Annual collecting field trips have remained popular since 1998.
Gemologist Sakina Bharani is a dedicated volunteer and presenter of gemology themed lectures.

As we close our doors in Elmhurst at the end of May, we hope you will join us at our new location in Oak Brook, opening in the fall of 2019. We look forward to sharing our experience of rocks & minerals and appreciating the beauty of lapidary art.

Thanks for the memories Elmhurst!


15 days in May Members Sale!

Looking for gifts for Moms, Dads and Grads? Members can double their discount to 20% from May 5 thru May 20, 2019.

Visit the Museum Shop!


Concept for an exhibit called the Jade Carving Wall that better interprets how many of the pieces in the collection were carved.

Dear Patrons,

Construction on the new Museum in Oak Brook is underway! When the Museum closes in Elmhurst we expect a down period before reopening in Oak Brook. We will continue sending you our e-newsletters and updates a s we move along in the process. There will be opportunities for naming rights of new exhibit cases and certain areas in the new building. If you are interested in donating, please contact the Museum for more information on how your contribution can be used in the new facility. I look forward to keeping in touch with our members and patrons in the coming months. We will be sending our Winter Calendar of programs and events in December. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

Dorothy Asher

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