Duck Derby


Join Children’s Museum of Illinois for our 26th annual Duck Derby, Saturday, May 6th, 2017 – our biggest fundraiser! Ducks are $10 each or 5 for $25, 12 for $50, 25 for $100 or 40 for $150 plus a Signature Duck Derby Sign!  Buy your ducks early to qualify for Early Bird prizes!

Need not be present to win – all proceeds benefit Children’s Museum of Illinois.

Grand Prize: $3,000
2nd Prize: $1,000
3rd Prize: $500
4th Prize: $100 (5 Recipients!) 

Duck Derby Events

TimeEvent and Description
10:00 amMuseum Opens/Event Kick-Off: Families are invited to Buy a Duck -Touch a Truck. Explore fire engines, military, law enforcement vehicles, and MORE
11:00 pmDJ for a Day: Join DJs TAT and Mondo on stage and get the crowd pumped for Duck Derby! Introduce a song and learn how to drop a beat alongside the city's finest.
12:00 pmCelebrity Derby: Cheer on some familiar faces from our community!
1:00 pmDucks Race: The main event! Watch as 5,000 ducks race across the finish line!
1:30 pmDash to the Bash: Winner is announced for a day-long Museum-wide scavenger hunt incorporating social media. Winner receives a FREE Birthday Party at the Museum!
2:00 pmDSI Science Show: Join Nola and Harold Wilkinson from Decatur Science Investigators as they dazzle the audience with SCIENCE!

Music, face painting, and concessions will be available throughout the day!


Museum admission is free, thanks to the generous support of Jerger Pediatric Dentistry. The ducks race at 1:00 pm – win the Duck Derby if your duck wins the race!  Only 5,000 ducks race!

Sponsor a Duck Duck to Win!

I would like to purchase:  
_____duck(s) at $10 each
Family of Ducks (5) $25
Flock of Ducks (12) $50
Pack of Ducks (25) $100
Raft of Ducks (40) plus a Signature Duck Derby Yard Sign$150

Purchase Ducks HERE