Mission, Vision and Goals


Mission, Vision, and Goals

Our Mission:dikdik

The Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum strives to provide an educational environment in the Benedictine tradition that inspires all people to seek a deeper understanding and appreciation of the world’s natural and cultural diversity through engaging exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections.


Our Vision:

The Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum aspires to be the premier small natural history museum of the Midwest. The museum will center on excellently curated specimens, informational dioramas and exhibits, and the integration of educational interactive components. The museum will develop a leading education and outreach program centered on zoology, botany, geology, and environmental stewardship.


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  1. Welcome all visitors in the Benedictine tradition of hospitality
  2. Encourage science inquiry by university students and the scientific community using the museum collections
  3. Enhance life science education in the university community by creative dioramas, displays, and activities
  4. Encourage greater appreciation of awareness of the environment and of our need to be responsible stewards of the Earth
  5. Promote science education in the local community through outreach programs using museum artifacts and university students


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5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
2nd Floor of Birck Hall