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Quack! Quack! The Great Duck Derby at Mead Botanical Garden is happening this weekend!

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

Gather up the ducklings and head out to The Great Duck Derby for a day of family fun at Mead Botanical Garden in Winter Park tomorrow, Saturday, March 25, from 10 am - 2 pm.

This quacktacular day of family fun for everyone featuring hundreds of little yellow rubber ducks is a spring-time tradition here in Central Florida, features duck races and LOTS of FUN, FREE activities.

It’s just $5 to adopt a little race duck or $20 for a 5-duck quack pack, with all other activities free.

The Great Duck Derby at Mead Botanical Garden

Event fun includes…

Duckoration Station (decorate your little rubber racing duck)

Mr. Richard Sing-Along

Mr. Harley Sing-Along

Back to Nature Wildlife Animal Encounter

Bounce Houses

Face Painting

Magic Beans

Games and Crafts

Mobile Winter Park Library

UCF Bug Closet

Nature Crafts

Big yellow duck photo op area

and the Duck Races!

Event and Race Schedule

10:00 a.m. Duck Adoptions & Activities begin 11:00 a.m. Big Beautiful Sponsor Duck Race 11:15 a.m. Family Duck Race #1 11:30 a.m. Silly Song Sing-Along with Mr. Harley 12:00 p.m. Family Duck Race #2 12:30 p.m. Mr. Richard Sing-Along 1:00p.m. Family Duck race #3 1:30 p.m. Family Level Mead Membership Drawing For more information or volunteer opportunities, visit or contact Emily at All proceeds from the Great Duck Derby benefit Mead’s children’s nature programs.

The Great Duck Derby at Mead Botanical Garden

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