Attention, cardholders: the Barrington Area Library is now participating in the Explore More Illinois program. This service, offered by RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library Systems), makes it easier for cardholders to visit various museums, historical sites, and other educational sites across Illinois (and part of Wisconsin).

Today we’ll look at the Chicago Children’s Museum, one of the many exciting locations you can visit!

At the Chicago Children’s Museum (located on Navy Pier) kids can climb 37 feet up in the Cloud Buster, dig for bones on the Dinosaur Expedition, solve engineering puzzles in the Tinkering Lab, produce cinematic mini-masterpieces at the Story Hub, and much more.

If you’re eager to take your little ones on a science adventure, be sure to check out our Explore More Illinois page. The Chicago Children’s Museum offers Barrington Area Library cardholders a special offer on passes: 4 for the price of 1! For only $20 a group of 4 can spend the day at the Museum. Limited to one reservation per cardholder. Be sure to click "Show first available offer" to check for available dates.

What are you waiting for? Check out Explore More Illinois, courtesy of RAILS!


For more information, visit this page, accessible through the Barrington Area Library homepage. Please be sure to check offer availability prior to reservation. You can also contact us at

  Youth Services Librarian Chris