Make Way For Ducklings

Outdoor Sculpture
Boston Public Garden (Beacon St and Charles St)
Boston, MA 02108


  • You're not a "Make Way for Ducklings" completist until you also visit the copy of the statue near Moscow's Novodevichy Monastery.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Thank goodness momma leads the babies out of the snow
  • Please control your children when people are trying to take photos
  • 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!
  • Every Little Kid visiting Boston must visit this famous family of ducks
  • Something everyone should do - chances are youve heard of the childrens book Make Way For Ducklings and reading this stirs up pangs of nostalgia.
  • 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.
  • I don't know who dresses them up but it is definitely photo worthy.
  • Nothing says Boston like the ducklings, so make sure you drop by if you are visiting. It is a great photo opportunity because kids love sitting on their backs.
  • The cutest statues there ever were
  • Great story and tribute to the author in this art sculpture. Take a picture of your kids on the mother Duck.
  • Whimsical installation, especially when the park costumes them for different occasions.
  • Super cute
  • Beautiful park
  • 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.
  • Cool site to visit with kids

Nearby places

9 Arlington St (btwn Beacon & Boylston St)
Tremont St (btwn Beacon & Charles St)
84 Beacon St