The Quad City Botanical Center announces Chocolate Experience on Sunday, March 15, 2020 has been postponed due to concerns about COVID-19.

The Center intends to reschedule the popular chocolate tasting event and all ticket purchases will be honored at a later date.

Admission to the gardens will be waived for Chocolate Experience ticket holders this Sunday, March 15, 11 AM – 4 PM. There will be no chocolate activities.

The Rock Island County Health Department was consulted and encouraged the Botanical Center to postpone the event due to the expected large crowds and the close contact activities planned as part of the chocolate tasting.

The Quad City Botanical Center remains open and has enacted additional protocols to ensure the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff. The Garden’s leadership will continue to make informed decisions led by best practices and factual updates from trusted sources, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and the Iowa and Illinois Departments of Public Health.

Updates about a new date for Chocolate Experience and changes to the daily schedule will be posted at and Facebook.


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