Dover Ducky Derby

Adopt a duck today!


RACE DAY: Saturday, September 22, 1pm

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire and SEED (Seacoast Educational Endowment for Dover) have teamed up for the first annual Dover Ducky Derby! The derby is in conjunction with the Museum’s 35th Anniversary Free Family Fun Day – a day of hands-on activities both inside and outside the museum, performances and mini-workshops representing the museum’s “greatest hits” over the past 35 years. Free “ducky” activities will include making your own duck squawkers, “What sinks & floats?” science experiments, and a “Do Like a Duck Does!” StoryWalk. 

Adopted rubber ducks will launch from Washington Street bridge at 1pm. Prizes will be awarded to the first five ducks who finish the race.  Adopt ducks for the race here or in person at the museum: $5 for one duck, $50 for a gaggle of 12 ducks, or $100 for a flock of 50 ducks.

Only one "adopter" name can be added to each duck adoption "level." So if, for example, you want to purchase "a gaggle of 12 ducks" but would like each of those 12 duck to go under a different "adopters" name, that isn't possible. All 12 ducks have to be adopted by one person/business. Same for a flock of 50 ducks. The adopter's name can be a family name, or a business name. If you want to purchase ducks and have them be under different names, please adopt them at the "$5 for one duck" level.


Learn more about SEED: 



Prizes will be awarded to the first five ducks who finish the race and include:

  • Free kids meals for a year from Cinco de Mayo restaurant here in Dover
  • A Children's Museum of New Hampshire gift basket valued at $100
  • Four hours of tutoring with New England Tutors
  • and more!
Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy