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Free admission on Museum Day in Elmhurst.

Byline: Patrice Roche Elmhurst History Museum

Elmhurst is home to three museums within walking distance of one another, which makes museum-going a distinctive part of the city's cultural arts scene.

For the 23rd consecutive year, the three museums -- Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst History Museum and Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art -- are partnering to present a free Museum Day to acknowledge the contributions museums make to the community.

This year's Museum Day will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Visitors of all ages are welcome to board the free Explore Elmhurst trolley as it transports guests to each downtown location to explore exhibits and participate in free family-friendly activities at each museum.

Participants can pick up a Museum Day flyer and get a stamp at each museum to qualify for a prize drawing that includes Classic Cinemas movie tickets, passes to The Hub batting cage and mini-golf facility, museum membership packages, Elmhurst City Centre gift cards and more.

Limited free parking is available at each location and at nearby parking garages.

Here are some of this year's activities ...

Elmhurst Art Museum: Participate in a hands-on art activity and view the exhibits "With a Capital P: Selections by Six Painters" and "Luftwerk: Parallel Perspectives" in the award-winning contemporary art museum in a rare residence designed by Mies van der Rohe at 150 Cottage Hill Ave.

Info: or (630) 834-0202

Elmhurst History Museum: Explore the new "Worlds of Wonder: Remembering Chicagoland's Amusement Parks" exhibit inside the Glos Mansion and participate in amusement park-themed crafts and activities on the museum grounds (weather permitting). Complimentary face painting, lemonade and cookies at 120 E. Park Ave.

Info: or (630) 833-1457.

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art: Tour the museum's expansive collection of jade carvings, gems and more. See the "Rock Cafe," an exhibit with three meals made of stone, and join a stone hunt to collect rocks, minerals and fossils to take home at 220 Cottage Hill Ave.

Info: or (630) 833-1616.

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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:Apr 26, 2019
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