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Fox50 Duck Race

Rubber Ducks Take Over Durham Museum in Support of Science Learning


Museum Gets Quacking for Duck Regatta Fundraiser October 6, 2013 - American Tobacco Campus, Downtown Durham


Contact: Leslie Pepple, Communications Manager
(919) 922-5367;



Durham, NC - August 2013


Ducks Available for Purchase in Museum Gift Shop or Online    


$10 for one duck


$50 for a "Quack Pack" of 6 ducks


$250 for a Corporate Duck



Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place. There will also be prizes for the "Best Decorated Duck". You do not have to be present to win. Prizes include tickets to Durham Performing Arts Center events, local sporting events, gift certificates and more! 


Rubber ducks are popping up all over Durham's Museum of Life and Science as staff and supporters prepare to participate in the seventh annual Great American Tobacco Duck Race, part of the FOX50 Family Fest. With over three thousand ducks descending on the Museum's eighty-four acre campus, ducks are being spotted everywhere from the Farmyard and the Into the Mist Exhibit to bobbing in the sailboat pond. Even super-sized 15ft ducks have been spotted waddling through the Museum's Wetlands in Explore the Wild and along West Murray Avenue. 


Corporate partners and Museum lovers of all ages are invited to purchase ducks to race down the Ol' Bull River with 100% of duck sale proceeds supporting the Museum's mission to bring hands-on science learning to the Triangle community.


"We're delighted to be a partner in this year's Great American Tobacco Duck Race festivities," stated Manager for Fundraising Events Ro Rode. "It's such a fun way to highlight the role visitor donations play in delivering hands-on programming and maintaining the Museum's exhibits. Every $750 raised feeds the Museum's Farmyard animals for three months and every $1,000 provides a week's worth of chrysalises for daily butterfly releases at Magic Wings Butterfly House!"




Ducks are available for purchase in the Museum's gift shop and online at


For more information regarding Duck Sales, please contact:  

Ro Rode, Manager for Fundraising Events

919-220-5429 x361  



Great American Tobacco Duck Race & FOX50 Family Fest
Family Fundraiser to Support Museum of Life and Science
American Tobacco Campus, Downtown Durham
Sunday, October 6, 2013
12:00pm - 3:00pm