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

Upcoming events

  • 07.24.2021 10:30 am - 07.24.2021 11:30 am

    Meteorites are among the rarest minerals on earth – some are rarer than diamonds! There are many terrestrial, or earth rocks, that look similar to meteorites.  Join our Geologist, Sara Kurth, as she goes through the steps to discern meteorites from meteowrongs! Hand-samples will be available for participants to observe and test.

    In-person Lecture 10:30 a.m. – 60 minutes – Ages 8 yrs. & up
    Regular Museum Admission – Museum Members Free
    Register online here

  • 08.21.2021 10:30 am - 08.21.2021 11:30 am

    Interpretive in-person program outdoors in the Museum’s rock garden with our educator Geologist, Sara Kurth, focuses on the different types of rocks and minerals commonly found outside. Then explore inside the Museum and take the scavenger hunt quiz.

    Ages 6 and up - Limited capacity
    Regular Museum Admission - Museum Members Free
    30 minute outdoors (weather permitting) and 30 minutes indoor scavenger hunt
    Register online here

  • 08.21.2021 1:30 pm - 08.21.2021 2:30 pm

    Interpretive in-person program outdoors in the Museum’s rock garden with our educator Geologist, Sara Kurth, focuses on the different types of rocks and minerals commonly found outside. Then explore inside the Museum and take the scavenger hunt quiz.

    Ages 6 and up - Limited capacity
    Regular Museum Admission - Museum Members Free
    30 minute outdoors (weather permitting) and 30 minutes indoor scavenger hunt
    Register online here

  • 08.28.2021 10:30 am - 08.28.2021 11:30 am

    The magnificent golden Bi was on display for over 50 years and is currently on display in the Fan Favorites special exhibit. Recent scientific findings and research reveal an update on the material and date of the object.  Join Dr. Kathleen Martin and other experts to learn about the scientific analysis and historical context of the Bi.

    In-person Lecture 10:30 a.m. – 60-minutes - Recommended for Students and Adults
    Regular Museum Admission – Museum Members Free
    Register online here

  • 09.11.2021 2:00 pm - 09.11.2021 3:15 pm

    Examine the facts and myths behind the movies with Donald Baumgartner, M.S. For the optimum experience, watch the movies before coming to the program.  Bring your fossils for identification after the presentation. After the presentation, Mr. Baumgartner will be selling fossils!

    In-person Lecture  – 2:00 p.m – Ages 10 yrs. and up – 75 minutes.
    Regular Museum Admission – Museum Members Free
    Register online here

  • 09.18.2021 10:00 am - 09.18.2021 5:00 pm

    Come celebrate a one-day event for Smithsonian Affiliate Museums across the nation. Participants can download or print one ticket per email address for free general admission, up to two people, valid on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Explore the  Museum’s fascinating collection! Tickets can be downloaded at: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/

    Self-Guided Tour - Up to 2 Free Admissions per ticket - Free Admission 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.