Photo by Doug Matthews Courtesy of Geneva Chamber of Commerce

All of the libraries in our area house much more than just books! Be sure to visit them in person to learn about all they have to offer!
Batavia Public Library 
10 S. Batavia Ave.
Gail Borden Public Library District: South Elgin
127 S McLean Blvd.
Geneva Public Library
227 S. Seventh St.
St. Charles Public Library 
1 S. Sixth Ave.

Batavia Depot Museum 
The rich history of the city’s past is housed in the Depot Museum. The museum offers several educational programs and events throughout the year.
155 Houston St.
Blackberry Farm 
Visit a living history museum where pioneer life is re-created through educational demonstrations and hands-on fun.
100 S. Barnes Rd., Aurora 

Durant House Museum and The Pioneer Sholes School
Both structures are nestled within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve and are rich with history for you to absorb. Learn more by visiting the Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley.
37W700 Dean St., St. Charles 

Fabyan Japanese Gardens and Villa Museum
Stunning landscape surrounds a Frank Lloyd Wright prairie-style house contains the Fabyans’ private collection of Asian artifacts, natural history specimens, original furniture and more!
Open May-September – Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley
1925 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva 
Geneva History Museum
Offering a rotation of exhibits and artifacts, to entice your curiosity.
113 S. Third St. 
St. Charles History Museum
and The Curious Fox Shop
Visit this museum that houses more than 10,000 photographs and 15,000 artifacts! Both permanent and temporary exhibits on display.
215 E. Main St. 

Peck Butterfly House at Peck Farm
Be amazed by hundreds of non-native butterflies that fly, feed and land around you.
4038 Kaneville Rd., Geneva
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center
Nestled at the edge of 130 acres of oak woodlands, wetlands and prairies, they offer nature programs for all ages and feature live animal display allowing interaction with reptiles.
3795 Campton Hills Dr., St. Charles 
LeRoy Oaks Forest Preserve
With historic gems such as the Durant House Museum and Pioneer Sholes School and the Creek Bend Nature Center, you will be amazed throughout this beautiful area.
37W700 Dean St., St. Charles 
Red Oak Nature Center
Nestled on the east bank of the Fox River and surrounded by more than 40 acres of lush forest and wildlife habitat, this is the ideal destination for anyone with a desire to discover more about the great outdoors.
2343 S. River St., Batavia 
Primrose Farm  
Hours of free entertainment, plus hands-on Animal Adventures, including milking cows and goat yoga!
5N726 Crane Rd., St. Charles