Lizzadro Museum reopens in new Oak Brook location this month


After closing in Elmhurst in May, the Chicago-area museum dedicated to gems and antiques is ready to open in a new space.


The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art reopens on Nov. 12 in its new Oak Brook location at 1220 Kensington Road. The museum, known for its gemstone collection and earth science exhibits, will reveal galleries filled with interactive experiences and multi-media installations.

“We’re thrilled to welcome visitors to experience our new location in Oak Brook,” says Dorothy Asher, Museum Director, in a press release. “With improved exhibits and more space for educational programs, private rentals and a dedicated research library, our new home better equips us to share our unique collection of lapidary art with a new generation of art enthusiasts and museum goers.”

Guests will also see the new Chang jade exhibition, which features a five-foot jade pagoda from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. Other features of the new location include additional free parking and Lizzadro’s ability to hold its entire collection on one floor.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 9:45 a.m. on Nov. 12 to celebrate the museum’s reopening. The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art is open on Tuesday-Saturday. Admission costs $8 for adults, and $3 for students, teens and kids ages 7-12. Children 6 and under are free.



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