The Quad City Botanical Center is hosting its Headwaters of the Mississippi River Ribbon Cutting event on Friday, May 14.

Headwaters Of Mississippi River Crashing Into Rock Island's Quad City Botanical Center

The Quad City Botanical Center is at 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island.

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our Children’s Garden phase two addition. This exciting interactive play exhibit expands our popular water feature and includes a naturalized pond, representative of the headwaters in Itasca, Minnesota.

Due to social distancing guidelines, invitations were sent to select donors, grantors, elected officials and supporters of this project. The ribbon cutting is not open to the public, but media are welcome. The new exhibit opens to the public the day after the ribbon cutting.

EVENT DETAILS

5.14.21
Friday

Begins at 2 PM

Headwaters Of Mississippi River Crashing Into Rock Island's Quad City Botanical Center

Light refreshments to follow ribbon cutting ceremony

CHILDREN’S GARDEN OPENS TO THE PUBLIC
5.15.21
Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM

This whimsical garden is a playful interpretation of the Mississippi River. Surrounded by greenery, flowering perennials and native prairie plants, the intrigue of water play allows children to be carried away by their imaginations in a safe and accessible environment. Visitors can compete on a life-sized Connect Four and create their own music in the Outdoor Music Center.

HOURS
Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM

ADMISSION
Free for Botanical Center members
$7.00 Adults (16+)
$4.00 Youth (ages 2-15)
FREE For Toddlers (under 2)

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Headwaters Of Mississippi River Crashing Into Rock Island's Quad City Botanical Center
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