Not So Scary Halloween Walk

  • October 20 - 28, 2023
  • Quad City Botanical Center

    2525 4th Avenue
    Rock Island, Illinois 61201
Ticket Price $0.00-$9.00 This event is now over



Register for a time slot: 6:00PM, 6:30PM, 7:00PM, 7:30PM


General admission cost, free for members. Purchase tickets in advance for your preferred date and time:


🎃 Not So Scary Tickets:

🎃 Oct. 19 Members Only Not So Scary Tickets:


Dress up your little ghosts and goblins for our 8th annual Not So Scary Halloween Walk. 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. Get a glimpse of the Halloween train in our popular train garden and make Halloween crafts. It’s not so scary in our gardens, making this event great for all ages.  

The walk takes place both indoors and outdoors, so please dress according to weather and for a walk across our lawn. All children will receive a bag for treat stops throughout the gardens.  


October 19th is Member’s Only night! Join us for a Not So Scary walk and a Halloween concert from our friends at Common Chord, beginning at 7PM! RSVP to attend. Show membership card at check-in.

Become a member to get free admission all year long, discounted tickets on special events like Winter Nights Winter Lights, reciprocal benefits to over 345+ gardens throughout the country. Sign up for a family membership today:


Date & Time

Oct 20 - 28, 2023

Venue Details

Quad City Botanical Center

2525 4th Avenue
Rock Island, Illinois 61201 Quad City Botanical Center
Quad City Botanical Center
Adjacent to the Mississippi River in downtown Rock Island, Illinois, the Quad City Botanical Center is comprised of an indoor tropical atrium, outdoor gardens including a Children’s Garden with water feature, a G-Scale garden train exhibit (seasonal), educational greenhouse, a three-season event canopy, indoor banquet facility and gift shop.

As a public garden we maintain hundreds of plants ranging from tropical varieties to regional Zone 5 perennials. A garden for all seasons, our tropical atrium is splendid throughout the winter months and has been turned into a sandy beach on occasion, and our rare conifer collection is unique to the Quad Cities. In spring, flowering bulbs enliven the garden, including a stunning iris collection. Other special collections include day lilies, mums and ornamental grasses. Our outdoor butterfly garden attracts pollinators by the hundreds, and is lively from early spring to late fall when the monarchs start their migration.

As an educational resource we offer staff-guided tours of our gardens, grounds and greenhouse, serving 10,000 students annually. In addition, we participate in outreach programs at school campuses and set up educational booths at various community events. Our expert staff is on hand to answer questions and help interpret the garden and exhibits.

As a banquet facility we serve thousands of guests throughout the year and host events for affinity groups, service clubs, businesses, brides and grooms, birthday and anniversary party honorees, and classmates seeking a unique backdrop for a memorable event.

We support local artists by providing gallery space to exhibit works of art from various mediums and our gift shop offers many one-of-a-kind handcrafted items.
The Quad City Botanical Center is a 501 c 3, non-profit organization. We celebrated 20 years of bringing people and plants together in fun and meaningful ways in 2018 and welcome you to the gardens!

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