Make Way for Ducklings Boston
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The famous bronze ducks created by Nancy Schön located in the Public Garden near the corner of Beacon Street and Charles Street.
Installed in 1987, Nancy Schön's magical sculpture of Mrs. Mallard and Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack has since been one of the most popular Boston attractions for kids.
Visiting Mrs. Mallard and her 8 adorable ducklings is one of the top Boston kids activities and photo ops for kids of all ages - as it's hard to resist taking a picture with them.
The entire statue (9 ducks), installed on old Boston cobblestones, is 35 feet long starting from Mrs. Mallard in front all the way back to the last duckling, Quack.
The inspiration for the statues,is the well-known children's picture book called Make Way for Ducklings; written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey.
First published in 1941, the book tells the story of a pair of mallards who decide to raise their family on an island in the lagoon in Boston Public Garden, a park in the center of Boston.
The book is the official children's book of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Another reason kids love these statues so much, is that Mrs. Mallard is 38 inches high, making her the perfect height for kids (of all ages) who want to sit on her and pose for that perfect Boston photo.
After your visit with the ducks, be sure to stroll over the the public lagoon and take a ride on one of Boston's famed Swan Boats.
A relaxing Swan Boat ride lasts about 12-15 minutes while the driver pedals you and about 20 other guests around the Public Garden lagoon. Tickets are purchased at the Swan Boat dock prior to your departure.
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