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Duck science



The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Come and join the duck trail into the beautiful St James' Park to learn some more about the science of ducks.

Mandarin duck

You'll learn about what makes ducks such good flyers, how they are able to navigate around the world so easily and why they don't sink when sitting in water - all the while gaining a greater appreciation for our feathered, fuliguline friends.

Running times

This activity is 30 minutes long, running on:

  • Saturday 9 July at 11am, 11.30am, 12noon, 12.30pm 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 2.30pm, 3pm
  • Sunday 10 July at 11am, 11.30am, 12noon, 12.30pm 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 2.30pm, 3pm

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • Register at info desk on arrival
  • Tour starts from outside the Royal Society entrance
  • This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2016

For all enquiries, please contact

Duck science

A 30 minute nature trail in St James's Park exploring the physics of ducks.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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