The Museum is open with limited visitor capacity.
Walk-ins are available or make your reservations here.
Learn more about the Museum’s COVID-19 protocols.

Scout Programs

For All Scout Groups interested in completing:

  • The Geology badge or pin for Boy Scouts
  • Jewelry Making badge for Girl Scouts
  • Creating a Rock Collection for younger scouts

*The Museum does not sell or provide scout badges.

The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art offers tour programs to scout groups’ grades 2 thru 8. Scout leaders must arrange a tour date and time by calling the Museum at 630.833.1616 during Museum hours or email: educator@lizzadromuseum.org for tour availability. Tours can be arranged for groups with special interests or needs.

Scout Programs Offered at the Lizzadro Museum

Self-Guided General Tour

Admission: $5.00 per person for organized scout groups. Tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday. The first tour starts at 10:00 a.m. The last tour is at 3:30 p.m. Total visiting time is approximately one and a half hours not to exceed two hours.

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

Virtual Rock and Mineral Identification Class

This class presents an introduction to rocks and minerals and includes a hands-on portion with pre-purchased kits available in-store or online that allows participants to learn the techniques of mineral identification. The kit includes all material for scout leaders to lead their scouts, or may be conducted as a Zoom-led class with the Educator. This class completes all requirements for Webelos’ Earth Rocks and Boy Scouts’ Geology Merit Badge. The instructor is a Merit Badge counselor and qualified to sign off participants’ Blue Cards (not provided). 

Cost: The Rock and Mineral Kit costs $10 and is available online or in-store. If you have a large order (greater than 10), please contact the educator to place your order. The Virtual Class is $20 for an unlimited number of participants and must be arranged with the educator.

Virtual Jewelry-Making Class

This class teaches participants to make three pieces of jewelry: a necklace, keychain, or pin, all made out of stone in a pre-purchased kit available in-store or online. They will learn how to use jeweler tools including findings, epoxy, knot tying, etc. The kit includes all material for scout leaders to lead their scouts, or may be conducted as a Zoom-led class with the educator. This class completes all requirements for Girl Scout Junior’s Jewelry Badge. 

Cost
: The Rockin’ Jewelry Kit costs $10 and is available online or in-store. If you have a large order (greater than 10), please contact the educator to place your order. The Virtual Class is $20 for an unlimited number of participants and must be arranged with the educator.

Download the Educational Brochure Here. (PDF)