ELMHURST – Elmhurst is home to three museums within walking distance from one another, which makes museums 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 celebration.
Elmhurst Museum Day will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. May 19. Visitors are welcome to board the complimentary Explore Elmhurst trolley as it transports guests to each location in downtown Elmhurst.
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 and Elmhurst City Centre gift cards.
Here are some of the activities planned for this year’s event:
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.” The museum is located at 150 Cottage Hill Ave. For information, visit www.elmhurstartmuseum.org or call 630-834-0202.
Elmhurst History Museum: Explore the new “Worlds of Wonder: Remembering Chicagoland’s Amusement Parks” exhibit and participate in amusement park-themed crafts and activities on the museum grounds (weather permitting). There will be complimentary face painting, lemonade and cookies. The museum is at 120 E. Park Ave. Visit www.elmhursthistory.org or call 630-833-1457 for information.
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art: Tour the museum’s expansive collection of jade carvings and gems. Join a stone hunt to collect rocks, minerals and fossils to take home. The museum is at 220 Cottage Hill Ave. Visit www.lizzadromuseum.org or call 630 833-1616 for information.