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GIANTS Exhibit

Frequently Asked Questions


What are GIANTS at the Gail Borden Public Library?

  • Six life-sized skeletons including the 33-foot-high, 25-foot-long rearing Jobaria; the T-rex-sized Suchomimus; 25-foot-long Afroventor and Deltadromeus

  • Skeletal and flesh reconstructions of an African pterosaur

  • Carcharodontosaurus skull and flesh model

  • A “Touch Gallery” of fossils …and much more! 


When is the exhibit?

The exhibit is open to the public on September 6th through December 30th during regular library hours: Mon. – Thurs. 9 to 9; Fri. and Sat. 9 to 5:30; and Sun. 1 to 5:30 (except on holidays Nov 24 closing at 5:30, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Dec. 26). School tours start on September 7th by reservation only. To register, go to School Visits Registration.


What are the benefits of visiting GIANTS at Gail Borden Public Library?

  • Take a fun  trip that all can afford – it’s free!
  • The GIANTS exhibit is appropriate for all ages – preschool thru adult!
  • Connect with science in a setting that supports an intellectual quest for knowledge and encourages reading
  • See rare African dinosaur fossils right in your own backyard
  • Accessible facility for the handicapped



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 August 10, 2005]