News Release   April 07, 2019

The John Deere Pavilion expects a lot of “peeps” April 13 and 14

Annual duck hatching event includes observation areas, duckling education and photo opportunities with a special guest

MOLINE, Illinois (April 7, 2019) — The John Deere Pavilion in Moline, Ill. will host one of the attraction’s most popular family events — the annual duck hatching April 13 and 14.

The event features a hatching observation and education program with informational sessions conducted at the top of every hour. In addition to observing duck eggs hatching and ducklings playing and swimming, families will be treated to brief presentations that will help children learn about ducklings. Children can ask questions and will have an opportunity to pet a duckling. A video showing duck eggs hatching will also be shown so guests can witness the full experience anytime during their visit.

“This is an exceptionally fun event for our guests and us,” said Brigitte Tapscott, manager of the John Deere Pavilion. “So many families look forward to the hatching event each year and it’s become a tradition at the Pavilion. Kids have a great time watching the eggs come to life and they enjoy learning about the process along the way.”

In addition to the duck hatching, a special guest will also be on site for photo opportunities with children and families. The John Deere Pavilion’s duck hatching event takes place April 13 and 14, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The John Deere Pavilion offers free admission, is open to the public year-round, and welcomes group tours. The John Deere Store, located adjacent to the Pavilion, stocks a large and unique selection of the latest officially-licensed John Deere products including clothing, toys, books, and collectibles. The Pavilion will be closed for Easter on Sunday, April 21. For more information about the John Deere Pavilion, Store, and other John Deere Attractions, visit us online at

About the John Deere Pavilion

Located along the shores of the Mississippi River near the company's original Moline plow factory, the John Deere Pavilion is a free attraction and is open to the public year-round. For more information call 309-765-1000 or visit us online at

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