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

Upcoming events

  • 01.28.2023 1:00 pm - 01.28.2023 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

  • 02.04.2023 10:30 am - 02.04.2023 11:45 am

    Geologist Sara Kurth teaches the techniques for rock and mineral identification. Learn to identify minerals through basic hands-on identification including observation skills and hardness tests. Great for rockhounds and scouts, this class completes the earth science badges for Cub and Boy Scouts. An optional kit is available for purchase, but not required for the class.

    Class – 10:30 a.m – 75 minutes
    Ages 8 yrs. and up
    $10 per person – Museum Members Free
    Optional Mineral ID kit is $10 at checkout
    Reservations Required – Register online here

  • 02.04.2023 1:30 pm - 02.04.2023 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

  • 02.05.2023 2:00 pm - 02.05.2023 3:00 pm

    Howard Levy is a two-time Grammy-award winning master of the diatonic harmonica and a superb pianist performing along with Chris Siebold on steel resonator guitar and vocals. The duo has performed to great acclaim in the U.S., Europe, and South America. Join us for a spirited hour of jazz, blues, pop, classical and original compositions that transcend genre or category.
    Chris Siebold is a guitar instructor and an alumnus of Elmhurst University.

    Performance – 2:00 p.m. – 45 to 60 minutes – Ages 10 years and Up
    Regular Museum Admission – Museum Members Free
    Limited Capacity – Reservations Required
    Register here 

  • 02.11.2023 2:00 pm - 02.11.2023 3:00 pm

    The Lunar New Year season lasts from January 21 to mid-February 2023. Educator Yvonne Wolf will describe the Chinese lunar calendar in relation to the Chinese New Year, as well as the relationship to flowers and include flower motifs on the carved pieces in the collection. Look for signs of Spring as we welcome the Year of the Hare.

    Lecture – 2:00 p.m. – 60 minutes – Students & Adults
    Regular Museum Admission – Museum Members Free
    Reservations Recommended
    Register here

  • 02.25.2023 1:00 pm - 02.25.2023 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

  • 03.04.2023 10:00 am - 03.04.2023 4:00 pm

    Drop-in and have fun with fossils and hands-on activities! See and touch real fossils, put together 3-D puzzles of dinosaurs, and make your very own fossil imprint to take home! “Say BONES,” a fossil-full version of the classic Bingo, will be offered throughout the day. A living history portrayal of Mary Anning, the first female fossilist, will also visit and discuss her life and times.

    On-going Activities – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – All Ages Welcome
    “Say Bones” Bingo – 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – Registration Required

    Mary Anning visits –12:00 & 2:00 p.m.

    $5 per child – Adults and Seniors Regular Admission – Museum Members Free

    On-going activities – All Ages Welcome
    "Say Bones" Bingo – 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – Registration Required here
    Mary Anning Visits – 12:00 & 2:00 p.m. – No Reservations Required
    $5.00 per Child, Adults & Seniors Regular Museum Admission– Museum Members Free

  • 03.05.2023 2:00 pm - 03.05.2023 3:00 pm

    Explore the guzheng (Chinese zither), a 21-string harp-like instrument with Menghua Guan, instructor and performer for over 20 years and founder of Guan Menghua Music studio in Naperville. Guan has performed all over the Chicago area and in China. Her emphasis in teaching is on stage presentation, such as harmony of body and finger movements, and breath while playing. Her performance will include exploration of the over 2,500-year history of the guzheng. Depictions of the guzheng can be seen on a few of the Museum’s carvings.

    Performance – 2:00 p.m. – 45 to 60 minutes – Ages 10 years and Up
    Regular Museum Admission – Museum Members Free
    Limited Capacity – Reservations Required
    Register here 

  • 03.11.2023 10:30 am - 03.11.2023 11:45 am

    Geologist Sara Kurth teaches the techniques for rock and mineral identification. Learn to identify minerals through basic hands-on identification including observation skills and hardness tests. Great for rockhounds and scouts, this class completes the earth science badges for Cub and Boy Scouts. An optional kit is available for purchase, but not required for the class.

    Class – 10:30 a.m – 75 minutes
    Ages 8 yrs. and up
    $10 per person – Museum Members Free
    Optional Mineral ID kit is $10 at checkout
    Reservations Required – Register online here

  • 03.11.2023 1:30 pm - 03.11.2023 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

  • 03.25.2023 1:00 pm - 03.25.2023 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

  • 04.01.2023 9:00 am - 04.01.2023 3:00 pm

    Join us on a trip to Braidwood, Illinois to collect Mazon Creek fossils at sites within the historic coal strip mining area (conditions permitting). Learn what to look for when collecting these special fossils and how to open them. We will begin with a 30-minute orientation lecture at the Museum before boarding the bus. Travel by motor coach, bring a sack lunch and get ready to collect. Make reservations early, this field trip fills up fast!

    Field Trip – 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Ages 8 yrs. and up
    $50 per person –  Museum Members $45
     Reservations Required
    Registration Opens Tuesday January 31st at 10:00 a.m.