At the Kid’s Korner, kids can begin or add to their rock collection for free! CGMA volunteers are available to answer questions. This is a great way for scouts to work on their badges, arrow, petals or try-it projects. Bring the troop with their questions!

gold panning

Try your hand at Gold Panning.  Have you ever wondered how gold panning works? The Northeast Illinois Gold Prospectors club members will be happy to demonstrate how to pan and you will have the opportunity to give it a whirl yourself.


Watch the beading experts show you the tools and techniques for creating beautiful jewelry. You can learn about all facets of beading, including fusing, advantages of different clasps, fold forming, tube setting and more!

Educational Exhibits

A number of local museums, often the Field Museum and the Lizzadro Museum, offer an educational exhibit. In addition, club members create education displays using specimens from their private collections.