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-Every Saturday in September

Memphis Botanic Garden

750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN

This stunning, 96-acre botanic garden will take school children on an exploration of the plants that become candy, read a Roald Dahl book at StoryTime every Saturday, and host a public screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

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-Every weekend in September

Dallas Arboretum

8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX

Chiddlers have many squizzly activities to choose from each weekend, from a Roald Dahl Storytime reading in the mornings to testing their taste buds and learning about habitats in the afternoons in the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.

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-11 September 2016, 1-4pm

U.S. Botanic Garden

100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, D.C.

Roald Dahl may have visited this very garden when he lived in D.C. in the 1940s. Celebrate one of his most well-loved books, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by learning all about the Garden’s cacao tree and tasting samples from a local chocolatier.

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-18 September 2016, 6-8pm

Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL

The zoo’s annual DreamNight, a special evening for children with chronic illnesses, will be Roald Dahl-themed, involving different books and activities for each enclosure along with readings from Peter Kujawinski (Nightfall, Dormia) and Wendy McClure (The Wilder Life, Wanderville).

Roald Dahl was personally and passionately dedicated to children’s health; he helped to invent the Wade-Dahl-Till valve and the Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity was founded in his honor.

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-24-25 September 2016, 10am-3pm

Wave Hill

649 W 249th St, Bronx, NY

A serene garden oasis overlooking the Hudson River, this weekend will be devoted to James and the Giant Peach with an entomologist and bug guru presenting live and preserved insects, pop-up book crafts, and an interactive performance with a visiting artist.

Activities that will surely encourage chiddlers to tear themselves away from the telly-telly bunkum box!

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