The Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum has a collection of almost 10,000 exhibited items, and includes a pair of menacing African lions, a black bear, a whale skeleton, and bird and animal collections.
A coal exhibit celebrates one of Illinois’ most abundant natural resources. The exhibit includes information about how and when coal was formed, how it is mined, how it is transported, and the various types of coal. The exhibit features coal specimens and pre-coal fossils collected over the years.
The Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum is open to the public as well as to school groups. Group tours are scheduled during most mornings. The museum hosts more than 5,000 visitors each year, and there is no admission fee.