Lizzadro Museum will be closed until further notice

All existing field trips and programs through April have been canceled. If you have a reservation, please email the Museum at educator@lizzadromuseum.org to discuss options. If you have made a deposit for a class or program, your refund will be transferable to another date. Refunds for deposits are not available at this time. Thank you for your understanding.

The Museum is closed until further notice. This is a precautionary response to the public health emergency related to COVID-19. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we aim to protect the health and safety of Museum visitors, staff, and volunteers. We will send updates, as well as update our website with re-opening news when it becomes available. For questions please email info@lizzadromuseum.org.

 
 
 

School Programs

Educational Programs

Download the Educational Brochure Here. (PDF)

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

Admission is $5.00 per person for organized school groups. Groups visiting the Museum are limited to 90 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.

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

Download the Scavenger Hunt Here.

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.

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. They offer a play area designed for all abilities, indoor and outdoor lunch space, aquatic facilities, and hiking trails. The Park District’s website is available here: www.obparks.org.

For Rockhounds

Take the Rockhound's Quiz

Take "The Rockhound Quiz"

The Rock & Mineral Challenge

Explore "The Rock and Mineral Challenge"

Lapidary Links

Magazines, clubs, classes, shows, and more. Find the list of links here.