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Make Way For Ducklings

Outdoor Sculpture
Beacon Hill, Boston
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    "Make Way For Ducklings is the official children's book of MA."(4 Tips)
    Eric O.
    "Mrs. Mallard from the Charles River"(3 Tips)
    Jake S.
    "... climbed atop the mother duck), head over to the pond during the summer..."(2 Tips)
    "children’s book Make Way For Ducklings"(3 Tips)
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  • Eric O.
    Eric OMay 6, 2013
    Join ducklings Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack as they are led by Mrs. Mallard from the Charles River to their new home on the island in the Boston Public Garden Pond.
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 7, 2011
    Kids love to climb atop Mrs. Mallard and her 8 ducklings. Added in 1987 atop cobblestones rescued from city. Make Way For Ducklings is the official children's book of MA. More info avail via our blog. Read more
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJune 21, 2013
    Now that you've visited the ducklings (and surely climbed atop the mother duck), head over to the pond during the summer to ride a swan (boat).
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaSeptember 6, 2016
    Great story and tribute to the author in this art sculpture. Take a picture of your kids on the mother Duck.
  • Tammy
    TammyMay 7, 2015
    Please be considerate to other people who are trying to take photos. Don't hog up the ducks or have your kids hog up the ducks.
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren P.September 24, 2010
    If you haven't read the story since you were a kid, most every book or gift shop in town has a few copies on hand that you can flip through. Read more
  • Dave S.
    Dave SantopietroJuly 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They never move or fly away! And they're at least 3 times as big as other ducks. Also they are fearless. I watched a dozen kids swarm them, they held their ground!
  • 🚀taylor h.
    🚀taylor hoganFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Thank goodness momma leads the babies out of the snow
  • UrbanAmp
    UrbanAmpAugust 16, 2011
    Something everyone should do - chances are you’ve heard of the children’s book Make Way For Ducklings and reading this stirs up pangs of nostalgia.
  • SupahFans S.
    Every Little Kid visiting Boston must visit this famous family of ducks
  • Zerah J.
    Zerah JakubMay 12, 2012
    Stop by on Mother's Day for the Make Way For Ducklings parade - local children dress up as ducklings and follow Mrs. Mallard's route to the Gardens
  • Nicholas H.
    Nicholas H.October 29, 2014
    Popular sculpture in the hear of Boston. Take a picture if you're basic.
  • Rodrigo A.
    Rodrigo ArtaviaApril 11, 2015
    Cool site to visit with kids
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IMay 17, 2016
    Whimsical installation, especially when the park costumes them for different occasions.
  • Joey T.
    Joey TJanuary 21, 2016
    Super cute
  • Gianna N.
    The cutest statues there ever were
  • Alan C.
    Alan CordovaNovember 18, 2010
    You're not a "Make Way for Ducklings" completist until you also visit the copy of the statue near Moscow's Novodevichy Monastery. Read more
  • John C.
    John CafarellaApril 26, 2014
    Julia loves to visit the ducks!!!
  • Beth C.
    Beth ColemanJune 8, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Bring the kids and a camera
  • Anita C.
    Anita CourtemancheJanuary 11, 2016
    Beautiful park
  • Nancy M.
    Pretty cool tribute to Robert McCloskey
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MichaelJune 12, 2014
    Please control your children when people are trying to take photos
  • Susana L.
    Susana L.June 8, 2010
  • θεοδωρος τ.
    Πολλά ωραίο μέρος αν και πήγα το Φεβρουάριο
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