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Penguin Parade Waddles Into Botanical Center

January 16th, 2020

Go on a Penguin Parade at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island) this Saturday Jan 8 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Penguin Parade is a family read-in at the Botanical Center in partnership with the Rock Island Public Library. Read with your family, do a penguin scavenger hunt, try the penguin obstacle course, do crafts and receive free giveaway items while supplies last. Admission is free during the event and no RSVP is required. For more information, visit https://www.qcgardens.com/.  Read More

Winter Nights Winter Lights Returns to Quad City Botanical Center

December 1st, 2019

The gardens will be in winter bloom again with 100,000 glowing lights during the third annual Winter Nights Winter Lights at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island). Bundle up, stroll the gardens at night then warm up inside at the hot chocolate bar. Bring the kids for crafts or plan your visit for one of the special events.   Dates and Times 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday   First night for general admission – Wed, Dec 4 Members’ Only Night – Sun, Dec 1   Also open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and the night... Read More

Enjoy a Not So Scary Halloween Walk at the Quad City Botanical Center!

October 8th, 2019

Dress up your little ghosts and goblins for the Quad City Botanical Centers’ annual Not So Scary Halloween Walk! This Not So Scary Halloween Walk takes place this Friday Oct 11 and Friday Oct 25 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island). Bring your flashlights and explore the nooks and crannies of the Sun Garden – search for spiders, bats, jack-o-lanterns and toads as you wander down the darkened pathways. Enjoy refreshments, games and crafts and get a glimpse of the Halloween train in our popular train garden. It’s not so scary in our gardens,... Read More

Chocolate Lovers Unite for an Unforgettable Experience!

April 5th, 2019

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a decadent chocolate experience! Indulge yourself at the Chocolate Experience on Saturday Apr 6 at the QC Botanical Center (2525 4th Ave Rock Island). Head to the warm and inviting Botanical Center for a day of delights and relaxation. Local chocolatiers and bakeries will be offering samples galore and selling products to take home to enjoy and share. Learn about chocolate and other wonders that come from the tropics on a free sun garden tour. There is something for all ages to enjoy. Three time slots for visiting are offered and tickets are only good for a single... Read More

Chocolate Lovers Unite for an Unforgettable Experience!

March 22nd, 2019

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a decadent chocolate experience! Indulge yourself at the Chocolate Experience on Saturday Apr 6 at the QC Botanical Center (2525 4th Ave Rock Island). Head to the warm and inviting Botanical Center for a day of delights and relaxation. Local chocolatiers and bakeries will be offering samples galore and selling products to take home to enjoy and share. Learn about chocolate and other wonders that come from the tropics on a free sun garden tour. There is something for all ages to enjoy. Three time slots for visiting are offered and tickets are only good for a single... Read More

Spend Your Winter Nights Under the Winter Lights

November 28th, 2018

The Quad City Botanical Center gardens are once again in winter bloom! The 2nd Annual Winter Nights Winter Lights kicks off at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island) this Saturday Dec 1 and will continue through Sunday Jan 6. Enjoy the beauty of the gardens in winter bloom in addition to thousands of glowing lights from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays – Sundays throughout the month of December! Bundle up, stroll the gardens at night then warm up inside at the hot chocolate bar. Bring the kids for crafts or plan your visit on one of the special event nights.   Here is... Read More

Get In Some Sunday Funday

May 4th, 2018

Are you looking for a little Sunday Funday family time? Then look no further than the Quad City Botanical Center! This month’s Sunday Funday event at the QC Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island) is all about Plant Science! On Sunday May 6 from 1-3 p.m. bring the entire family out for a day of learning and fun! Get answers to the questions: What hides in the soil to help plants grow? What exactly do plants take from water? Why do plants need sunshine to grow? Thanks to a grant from the American Chemical Society, they will be exploring plant tissue with a brand-new plant microscope, along... Read More

Orchid Society Show In Bloom At Botanical Center

March 22nd, 2018

Nothing says warmer weather like the beautiful blooms of orchids. Kick off the spring season at the Illowa Orchid Society Spring Show, this weekend! The 43rd Annual Illowa Orchid Society Spring Show is happening this Saturday Mar 24 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday Mar 25 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island). With free admission! Numerous orchid displays will be set up for your viewing and smelling pleasures. Vendors such as Anything Orchids, Natt’s Orchids, Orchid Trading Company and more will be selling orchids and related items. Orchid growers... Read More

Winter Night, Winter Lights Rolls Out At QC Botanical Center

November 30th, 2017

The Quad City Botanical Center is in full Winter Bloom this December and you’re invited to the inaugural Winter Night, Winter Lights evening to kick it off! This Friday Dec 1 from 6-9 p.m. Winter Night, Winter Lights will get the winter season started at the Quad City Botanical Center. Tickets are $30, and reservations are required. You can purchase tickets online at http://www.shop.qcgardens.com/Winter-Nights-ALight-Cocktail-Party-WNA.htm. Cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary champagne toast to celebrate the exclusive first-peek access to the Winter Nights, Winter Lights display... Read More

Pumpkin Extravaganza Sprouts Up At Botanical Center

September 29th, 2017

Are you ready for some fall festivities in October? The Quad City Botanical Center is! Throughout the entire month of October, the Quad City Botanical Center will be hosting Pumpkin Extravaganza activities! All fall events are family-friendly and included with general admission costs or membership. Admission for adults (16 years and older) is $6, seniors (60+) and Military is $5, youth (ages 6-15) is $4, children (ages 2-5) is $2 and toddlers (under 2) are free. Here is a full list of the activities for the month of October: Sunday, Oct 1                       1-3 p.m.                                  ... Read More

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