Z88.3 FM: Safe For The Little Ears®

The Great Duck Derby at Mead Botanical Garden

The Great Duck Derby at Mead Botanical Garden

Loading Map....

Date(s) - 22 Apr 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Mead Botanical Garden


The Great Duck Derby coming up on Saturday, April 22, 10 am – 2 p.m. at Mead Botanical Garden in Winter Park. A great way to celebrate Earth Day with your children in the great outdoors! 
The Derby is a family fun day in the Garden featuring little rubber duck races in the pond and tons of kid-friendly, fun activities. Best of all — it’s just $5 to adopt and “duckorate” a race duck. All other activities are FREE! Duck adoption and other activities start at 10 a.m. Gates to the Garden open at 9:30 a.m.
Race schedule starts with the Big Beautiful Sponsor Duck race at 11 a.m., followed by a series of little duck races with kid-friendly prizes awarded to the winners.
Activities include:
  • Duck races
  • Duckoration station where kids custom-paint their race ducks
  • Baby chick and bunny animal encounter
  • Nature hikes and scavenger hunts
  • Silly song sing-along with Mr. Harley
  • Bounce houses
  • Magic bean planting actiivity
  • Face painting
  • The Winter Park Fire Department’s big red engine
  • Arts, crafts, games and more!
Pack a picnic or grab lunch or a sweet treat from food trucks, including Jeremiah’s! You can also enter drawing to win free week at Mead’s Young Naturalist Summer Camp.  All in all, it’s a great way to spend the day in the great outdoors and celebrate Earth Day, too!
All proceeds benefit children’s nature education programs at Mead. For more information, visit www.meadgarden.org.
Mead Garden is located at 1300 S. Denning Drive in Winter Park.
Overflow parking and free shuttle provided from lot at the corner of Orange Ave. and S. Denning Dr.
If you’d like more info, contact Heather at 407-599-2800.