Lizzadro Museum Re-opening in Oak Brook, mid November 2019.

Lizzadro Museum Elmhurst Location Closed.

After 57 years, the Museum’s Elmhurst location at 220 Cottage Hill Avenue will close on May 31st as the Museum prepares to move to a larger space in Oak Brook and re-open in the fall of 2019. For more information, contact the Museum by email:

The Lizzadro Museum opened in Elmhurst in 1962 and houses one of the largest collections of lapidary art in the world. The new building at 1220 Kensington Road in Oak Brook provides improved space for exhibits, educational activities and special events.


Group Tours

An interactive presentation is available to groups of 15 or more visiting the Museum. Reservations must be made, and tours can be arranged for groups with special interests or needs. Call the Museum during Museum Hours at 630.833.1616 to reserve a tour date and time or email: for tour availability.


Organized School, Scout, Camp and Child Care Centers with Museum tour: $3.00 per person including adults. Specific topic requests must be indicated at the time of the reservation. Special programs are available. Please contact the educator for more information:
Adult and Senior Groups are regular Museum admission: $8.00 Adults, $7.00 Senior Citizens (60+). Adult groups of 15 or more can request a group rate of $5 per person with advanced notice. A non-refundable deposit of $120 will be required at the time of reservation. For groups less than 15, the Museum Introduction video is available on a Touch Screen at the front of the Museum’s exhibits. This will provide groups information about the exhibits. You can preview the film by clicking here.

Tour Time

Tours are offered to groups Tuesday through Saturday. The first tour starts at 10:00 a.m. The last tour is at 3:30 p.m. Total visiting time for group tours is one and a half hours not to exceed two hours.

The tour begins in the lecture hall with an interactive presentation. If specific subjects are preferred (earth science, social studies, art, etc.), advanced notice is required.

Afterwards adult groups are free to tour the Museum. Children’s groups are given directions by the tour guide about Museum rules, the scavenger hunt quiz, and the Museum Shop.

Scavenger Hunt Quiz

The scavenger hunt quiz is on a third-grade reading level and pertains to both levels of the Museum. Download the Scavenger Hunt Quiz Here. The group splits in half to take the quiz (2 to 3 students per quiz). The students answer questions by finding the exhibits. The groups then switch levels. The lower level group is allowed to visit the Museum Gift Shop in small groups accompanied by an adult. A large selection of low-priced items is available for children.

Museum Shop

With advanced notice, groups will be allowed to go through the Museum Shop. Students must enter the shop in small groups and accompanied by an adult. In lieu of going through the shop, teachers may use the pre-order form here (submit via email). Please allow at least 2 weeks to prepare your order. 

View the Museum Shop pre-Order Form. (submit via email)

Lunch Space

Indoor and outdoor lunch space is available for a $25 fee. Students must bring their own sack lunches. The Museum does not provide food or beverages.


School buses are not allowed in the roundabout. Buses must enter from the south entrance, let off groups by the front door and park on the north side of the Museum. A bus parking map will be sent to school groups coming by bus.Car and Tour bus parking is free. Click the map below to enlarge.


Educational Brochure

This brochure outlines School and Scout Tours, The Rock & Mineral Challenge, Educational Videos, Teaching Aid Boxes and Educational Programs.

Download the Educational Brochure Here. (PDF)

For Rockhounds

Take the Rockhound's Quiz

Take "The Rockhound Quiz"

The Rock & Mineral Challenge

Explore "The Rock and Mineral Challenge"

The Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois a club dedicated to rock hounds (young and old) find out about field trips and information on rocks, minerals and fossils especially the Mazon Creek fossils of Illinois.

West Suburban Lapidary Club a club dedicated to lapidary hobbyists. If you are interested in learning how to cut & polish stones and silversmithing this is it!