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The museum is temporarily CLOSED until further notice.

See the museum Facebook page for details, updates, and educational information.



Any questions, please contact us at JuricaSuchyMuseum@ben.edu!
We are still working diligently on our educational initiatives and the museum's IMLS grant project. We are available for any questions or inquiries!

 

 


Virtual Tour Offering 

Intended Audiences: School, Homeschool, Daycare, Families, and Scout Troops
Intended grade levels: Early Childhood, Pre-K, K-5th Grades

The museum's virtual fieldtrip includes a 10-minute recorded guided tour of the museum, and an accompanying worksheet packet focused on nature walks and nature play activities. The guided tour highlights parts of the museum collections and provides fascinating facts about the natural world. The tour includes information on taxidermy, seed dispersal, squirrels, backyard birds, water birds, echinoderms, mollusks, insects, and turtles. The worksheets include nature journal prompts, nature walk activities, a moon journal, outdoor/out the window nature scavenger hunt, and more. 

To request the museum's virtual fieldtrip package, please email JuricaSuchyMuseum@ben.edu

Free and open to all. Donations are kindly accepted.

 

 Sea Turtle Interior of the museum Frogs and Toads

Museum Podcast

The museum's new podcast, Out of the Discovery Box, launches October 1, 2020! This monthly podcast highlights local wildlife, facts about native plants and animals, nature walk activities, and more. Listen to the podcast here: anchor.fm/JSNM

 

 Sea Turtle Skull Tully Monster Fossil Butterfly specimens

Museum Worksheets

To request the free PDF packet of custom museum worksheets please email us at JuricaSuchyMuseum@ben.edu

Be sure to check out the museum's Resources page for a selection of mazes, word searches, scavenger hunts, and more! Similar activities are posted weekly on our museum Facebook page at facebook.com/JSNMatBU. Follow us to stay connected!

 

Rocks and Minerals  T-rex skull cast  Topical birds

Museum Educational Videos

Check out the museum's new YouTube Channel for educational videos! New videos will be added monthly.

For October, view our Creepy Critters Halloween Virtual Program!

 

Check back next month as we continue to expand our virtual resources. To suggest ideas for resources, please contact us at JuricaSuchyMuseum@ben.edu.


Please note: The museum is currently closed until further notice.
 
Directions to Benedictine University campus

Please follow this link for a campus map: http://www.ben.edu/about/location.cfm
The museum is located on the 2nd floor of the Birck Hall of Science.

Parking

Free visitor parking is available in the Parking Garage, in the Krasa parking lot, and in the Visitor Parking spaces near the Neff Center. Parking for buses or vans is available in the Krasa parking lot and in the Neuzil parking lot. 

Handicap parking is available in the student parking lot located to the south of Birck Hall. A handicap accessible entrance to Birck Hall is located at the north end of the sidewalk between Birck Hall and Kindlon Hall. Elevators are located at the north end of Birck Hall. 

 


 


 

Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum Staff 

Mrs. Karly Tumminello

Mrs. Karly Tumminello
Director-Curator
ktumminello@ben.edu
630-829-6531 | BK 229

 
 

 

Ms. Colleen Filipek 
Museum Collections Manager

cfilipek@ben.edu
630-829-1142 | BK 215

 

 

 

 

 

Please note: Due to the small size of our staff and the number of outreach events we participate in, we are not always on campus and available to take your phone call or email. We are happy to hear from you and we will contact you as soon as possible, but please be patient and allow at least 48 hours for our response. Thank you!

 


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Rev. Theodore D. Suchy, O.S.B.

In loving memory of Rev. Theodore D. Suchy, O.S.B.
Curator Emeritus, Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum
December 4, 1940 - October 28, 2012

Giraffe

 

 

 

 

 Disability-Aware Business

The Museum and the Birck Hall of Science are fully accessible to people of all abilities. Accessible parking is located to the south of the building. For directions and ease of use recommendations, please contact a museum staff member prior to your visit by calling 630-829-6546.

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Image Usage Rights
Participation in any of the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum's programs constitutes an agreement by the participant to authorize the museum to photograph participants from time to time, without compensation, for possible use in publicity, website, and marketing efforts to promote the University and its programs and activities.

 

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