Street Address
5700 College Road
Birck Hall of Science, 2nd Floor
Lisle, IL 60532
Mailing Address
Lisle, IL 60532
phone: 630-829-6569
Seasonal: Sept - May:
Monday - Thursday1 PM - 5 PM
Sunday, Friday - Saturday2 PM - 4 PM
June - July:
Tuesday - Thursday1 PM - 4 PM
Free. Donations Accepted.
Group Tours
Karly Tumminello, Director/Curator
phone: 630-829-6531
Laura Hall, Museum Education Coordinator
phone: 630-829-6546


The Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum, located on campus at Benedictine University, exhibits over 3,500 specimens focused on zoology, botany, geology, and environmental stewardship. Intricate dioramas give a sense of adventure and encourages visitors to investigate nature in their own backyards. The museum offers a variety of scavenger hunts and activity pages to guide your visit.


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.

Educational Programs

The museum offers free educational tours with customized activities to reinforce lessons.

The museum also offers a free Discovery Box Loan Program, with over 50 themed boxes. These boxes contain museum specimens, lessons, background information, curriculum guides, and activities. Discovery boxes are a great enhancement to classroom studies.

We also host several lectures and educational programs throughout the year. These events are posted on our website:


Lecture Halls


Special Program:

The museum has been a part of the Little Free Library movement since 2014. The Little Free Library is a "take a book, return a book" free book exchange program. There are over 36,000 registered Little Free Libraries worldwide. The museum sponsors a library rack stocked with environmental/nature focused books for all ages. The library is conveniently located in the hallway just outside the main entrance to the museum, and is therefore accessible to the public during all University open hours.


Appointment required: No




Group Tours