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Plan Your Visit

Visit GIANTS: African Dinosaurs created by Project Exploration exhibit any time the library is open! Enhance your experience by taking one of the following Dino Tours:

Self-Guided Dino Tours:

This option is available whenever the library is open.
Click the title for more information.

Drop-In Dino Tours: (may be joined by individuals or groups of two to seven people)

These guided tours, led by docents, are open to the public and do not require pre-registration.
Click the title for more information, dates and times.

School/Class Dino Tours:

Regrettably, there are no more available School/Class Dino Tours.  Please consider taking one of the other tours.

Group Dino Tours:

Guided tours are also available for groups of eight or more people – e.g., scout troops, homeschoolers, gardening clubs, etc.
Click the title for more information and to sign up for a tour.

The last day to sign-up for a Group Dino Tour is Wednesday, Dec. 21st.

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General Tour Guidelines:
  • Please allow yourself plenty of time before library closing, since your tour may last as long as 60 minutes.
  • The exhibits may be viewed in any order.
  • Remember to stop by the DinosTaur Gift Shop, located on the first floor. School groups can make special arrangements to purchase in advance.
  • Please remember that the library will be continuing normal operations during the GIANTS : African Dinosaurs exhibit. Other library users will expect a quiet environment, so please keep your voice low.
  • Bring your camera. Photography is permitted.
  • The library is handicap accessible. Scooters for the disabled are available by request at the Check Out Desk and at the second floor Information Desk. (I.D. is required)

Questions or comments can be emailed to visitgb@nsls.info.


Gail Borden Public Library District, 270 North Grove Avenue, Elgin, Illinois 60120
Phone: 847-742-2411        FAX: 847-742-0485        To Renew: 847-742-3210

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[Updated December 15, 2005]