2525 4th Avenue Rock Island, IL 61201

Telephone: 309.794.0991

Saturday, Feb 3rd, 10am-3pm


Sand in the Sun Garden will be in for the month of January excluding 1/17-1/19 for private events. 

 Indulge at the Chocolate Experience as you slip out of the cold and into the Quad City Botanical   Center for a day of simple delights and relaxation. Local chocolate shops, bakeries, beauty   vendors and coffee houses will be here sampling anything and everything chocolate! Browse their   selections and sample their products just in time for Valentine's Day. Also make sure to stop in   our sun garden to learn about the history of chocolate and view our Cacao tree! New this year:   Enter to win 1 of 2 $500 gift cards to Necker's Jewelers. Event sponsored by Local 4 News WHBF   TV, Necker's Jewelers, Pear Advertising, Regional Development Authority, and Quad Cities Cultural   Trust. 

 Ticket pricing (Advance purchase up to Jan 27):
 $10 Adult
 $8 Adult members of the Botanical Center, 
 $4 youth ages 3-15, free under 3
 $5 raffle ticket to enter to win 1 of 2 $500 gift cards to Necker's Jewelers. These can be purchased   at checkout online.

 Reservations are not required, however please note savings of advance reservations.

 All adult tickets are $15 and youth are $4 after Jan 27th or at the door. This is a family friendly  event.

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2525 4th Avenue Rock Island, IL 61201

Telephone: 309.794.0991


General Admission

(non-event dates)​​

Adults: $6.00 (16 years or older)

Seniors (60+) and Military: $5.00 

Youth: $4.00 (ages 6-15)

Children: $2.00 (ages 2-5)

Toddlers: FREE (under 2)

​No pets allowed, except service animals.

Hours of Operation

Winter Hours

Monday: 10am-4pm

Tuesday: 10am-7pm

Wed-Sat: 10am-4pm

Sunday: 11am-4pm

Easter: 10am-2pm
Memorial Day: 10am - 2pm

July 4th:  10am - 2pm
Labor Day: 10am - 2pm
Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve Day: 10am - 2pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Years Day Eve: 10am - 2pm
New Years Day: Closed