The Lizzadro Museum is temporarily closed until further notice.

In accordance with the State of Illinois, Tier 3 Covid-19 Mitigations, the Museum is temporarily closed to the public.
All programs will continue online. For questions please contact the Museum.

The Museum Shop will remain open for in-person shopping by appointment only. Make your reservation here or contact the Museum by email or phone (630) 833-1616. Purchases can also be made online and curbside pick up is available.

All purchases support the Museum, a public charity.

Group Tours

Virtual Tours 

The Lizzadro Museum is working to make the Museum accessible to all school groups through virtually led tours and interactive actives. Please contact the educator for more information.

Ask a Geologist

This virtual, interactive activity will provide students an opportunity to have all of their earth science questions answered by a geologist at the Museum. This program is available with advanced notice and costs $20 for a 30 minute virtual session with an unlimited number of students. Please contact the educator to schedule your session. 

General Tours

The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art offers limited tours to school groups. Teachers must arrange a tour date and time by calling the Museum at 630.833.1616 during Museum hours.

Admission

Organized School, Scout, Camp and Child Care Centers with Museum tour: $5.00 per person including adults. Specific topic requests must be indicated at the time of the reservation. Special programs are available but may include additional fees. Please contact the educator for more information: educator@lizzadromuseum.org.

Adult and Senior Groups are regular Museum admission: $10.00 Adults, $8.00 Senior Citizens (60+). Adult groups of 30 or more can request a group rate of $7 per person with advanced notice.  Gallery tours or specific topic tours must be arranged for prior to your visit. Please contact the educator to make arrangements: eductor@lizzadromuseum.org

Admission is $5.00 per person for organized school groups. Groups visiting the Museum are limited to 25 students maximum and 10 students minimum.

Tours are offered to school groups Tuesday through Friday. The first tour starts at 10:00 a.m. Total visiting time for school groups is approximately one and a half hours not to exceed two hours.

At this time all tours are self-guided. The Museum Video is available on a loop for viewing. Scavenger hunts are available upon request or you can download the Scavenger Hunt here. All materials are properly cleaned and sanitized after each use. 

Download the Educational Brochure Here. (PDF)

Scavenger Hunt Quiz

The scavenger hunt quiz is on a third-grade reading level and pertains to all sections of the Museum. The students answer questions by finding the exhibits throughout the Museum. Download the Scavenger Hunt Quiz here or request them during check-in.  

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 below. Please allow at least 2 weeks to prepare your order. 

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

Parking

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. All students must be dropped off and picked up by the Museum’s south entrance. Students will not be permitted to walk through the parking lot after the tour. Teachers and group leaders are responsible for contacting bus drivers at the completion of their tour to pick up students at the front entrance. Car and Tour bus parking is free. 

Lunch Space

The Lizzadro Museum does not allow food or beverages in the Museum. However groups may contact the Oak Brook Park District located south of the Museum to rent lunch space and/or use the play area before or after their tour. Please contact Katie Basile at 630-645-9528 with your group information. A fee may be required for non-resident groups. The Park District’s website is available here: www.obparks.org.

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

...is 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. www.esconi.org.

West Suburban Lapidary Club

...is a club dedicated to lapidary hobbyists. If you are interested in learning how to cut & polish stones and silversmithing this is it! www.westsuburbanlapidaryclub.com.