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Location:1220 Kensington Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone:630-833-1616

Upcoming events

  • 05.14.2022 10:30 am - 05.14.2022 11:45 am

    Geologist Sara Kurth teaches the techniques for rock and mineral identification. All materials are included for identification of 9 specimens in individual kits. After the class, tour the Museum and complete a scavenger hunt. Completes the earth science badges for Cub and Boy Scouts.

    Activity
    10:30 a.m – 75 minutes
    Ages 8 yrs. and up
    $20 per person
    Museum Members receive
    10% Discount with code

    Reservations Required
    Register 
    online here

  • 05.14.2022 1:30 pm - 05.14.2022 2:15 pm

    Children can make their own gemstone jewelry with the Rockin’ Jewelry for kids. Learn to make a necklace, a keychain, and a pin. All materials included in individual kits. After the class, tour the Museum and complete a scavenger hunt. Completes the Jewelry Badge for Girl Scouts.

    Activity  – 1:30 p.m – 45 minutes
    Ages 8 yrs. and up
    $15 per person
    Museum Members receive 10%
    Discount with code

    Reservations Required
    Register 
    online here

  • 06.04.2022 10:30 am - 06.04.2022 11:45 am

    This hands-on activity allows children and adults to search for gems and minerals among more common rocks. Learn the difference between rocks and minerals and how to distinguish between them. Each rock or mineral found is identified and can be taken home. Rocks from home can be brought in for identification.

    Ages 5 and up - Limited capacity
    45-minutes outdoors (weather permitting) - $5.00 per child
    Regular Museum Admission for Adults & Seniors - Museum Members Free
    Reservations Required - Register here

  • 06.04.2022 1:30 pm - 06.04.2022 2:15 pm

    This hands-on activity allows children and adults to search for gems and minerals among more common rocks. Learn the difference between rocks and minerals and how to distinguish between them. Each rock or mineral found is identified and can be taken home. Rocks from home can be brought in for identification.

    Ages 5 and up - Limited capacity
    45-minutes outdoors (weather permitting) - $5.00 per child
    Regular Museum Admission for Adults & Seniors - Museum Members Free
    Reservations Required - Register here

  • 06.18.2022 2:00 pm - 06.18.2022 3:00 pm

    In the early 19th century, Mary Anning was one of the leading pioneers in fossil discovery yet received little credit during her lifetime. It is only recently that her contribution to science has finally been acknowledged. Learn more about this fascinating woman's life and times with a living history impersonator and presentation.

    In-person Lecture
    2:00 p.m. – 60 minutes
    Ages 8 years  & up
    Regular Museum Admission
    Museum Members Free
    Register here

  • 06.25.2022 1:00 pm - 06.25.2022 3:00 pm

    Interested in the lapidary arts? Find out more at the WSLC meetings at the Museum. The Club will host a program each month, including presentations, demonstrations, and information on cutting and polishing stones! Monthly programs to be announced.

    Club Meeting 1 p.m.
    Program @ 2 p.m. – 60 minute Program
    Teens to Adults Welcome
    Regular Museum Admission
    WSLC & Museum Members Free
    Register here