Kentucky Science Center’s upcoming Touch a Truck event will put families in the driver’s seat. Guests can visit Kentucky Science Center on Saturday, June 26th from 10AM-2PM to get hands on with a variety of trucks and equipment, from bucket trucks to city buses. Adults and kids alike will have the chance to dream big as they discover their favorite vehicles and meet the community helpers who make them go.
The event will be held in the parking lot behind the facility, located at the corner of W. Washington and 8th Streets. Entry to Touch a Truck is free with regular admission to Kentucky Science Center. Advance tickets are recommended and can be reserved at kysciencecenter.org.
“Encouraging children’s natural curiosity inspires them to Do Science every day and everywhere” says Kentucky Science Center Chief Executive Officer Mike Norman. “Events like Touch a Truck allow kids to explore the real world in new ways by interacting with familiar vehicles and asking questions of their operators. By stimulating creativity and imagination, we hope to plant the seeds for a lifetime of learning.”
Trucks, heavy machinery, and other vehicles will be on hand courtesy of various community partners including Rumpke, Louisville Public Works, Louisville Metro Police Department, Mercer, LG&E, and Louisville City Football Club.
Touch a Truck is made possible thanks to the sponsorship of My Big Little Adventure, which offers a continually updated road map of activities, events and resources designed especially for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. New and existing My Big Little Adventure members will enjoy free admission to Kentucky Science Center on the day of the event. Join the My Big Little Adventure family at mybiglittleadventure.org/sign-up for more information.
Kentucky Science Center is open to the public seven days a week, and our 50,000 square feet of space allows families plenty of opportunity to explore and Do Science safely. To protect our youngest guests, many of whom are not yet eligible for the vaccine, Kentucky Science Center recommends masking for everyone ages 6 and over.
About Kentucky Science Center (kysciencecenter.org)
Kentucky Science Center is a nonprofit educational institution that encourages people of all ages to Do Science in engaging, educational and entertaining ways to inspire a lifetime of learning. Designated the State Science Center of Kentucky by the 2002 Kentucky General Assembly, Kentucky Science Center features interactive exhibits and engaging programs for children, families, and adults. Kentucky Science Center is committed to growing a scientifically literate community that investigates, questions, and challenges.
About My Big Little Adventure (mybiglittleadventure.org)
My Big Little Adventure is a community collaborative between six organizations who share an interest in reaching and teaching young children and their parents and caregivers. These partners believe in the power of everyday experiences and the fun of connecting learning to personal adventure.