Rockin’ Classes at Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art – Elmhurst Toyota
There are two upcoming classes for children at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art on Feb. 8, 2020: Start Your Rockin’ Collection! and Rockin’ Jewelry for Kids. These are great classes that combine education with fun. At Elmhurst Toyota, we believe it’s important to expose children to a variety of museums and artistic events. We’re lucky that our area has so much to offer.
Start Your Rockin’ Collection! is a 45-minute class geared to children ages 5 to 10 years old. Kids can bring their own egg carton to use as a collection box to create their personalized rock collection. Children can choose several specimens to start their collection and bring rocks from home to identify.
Rockin’ Jewelry for Kids is a one-hour beginner’s class for kids ages 8 to 16 years old. Participants can make their own gemstone jewelry to keep. Kids can select two different types of jewelry to make using stones from the Museum Shop.
The origins of the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art date back to the 1930s when Joseph Lizzadro started collecting minerals. At the time, Joseph was the Chairman of the Board of Meade Electric. He eventually learned how to cut and polish stones, and he created jewelry for his friends and family. Joseph opened the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art to the public in Wilder Park in Elmhurst on November 4, 1962. The collection continued to grow until he passed away in 1972. The museum moved to nearby Oak Brook in November 2019.
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
1220 Kensington Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Date and Time:
Both classes take place on Saturday, Feb. 8.
- Start Your Rockin’ Collection! runs from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
- Rockin’ Jewelry for Kids runs from 1:30-3 p.m.
Classes are $15 each, $5 for Museum members. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required. Call 630-833-1616 to register