Kids can ‘touch a truck’ at The Canadian Canoe Museum on May 26

Popular annual family event on Sunday raises funds for museum programming

Kids of all ages can explore different types of vehicles at Touch-A-Truck, a family event that raises funds for programming at The Canadian Canoe Museum. It takes place in the museum's parking lot from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m on Sunday, May 26, 2019. (Photo courtesy of The Canadian Canoe Museum)
Kids of all ages can explore different types of vehicles at Touch-A-Truck, a family event that raises funds for programming at The Canadian Canoe Museum. It takes place in the museum's parking lot from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m on Sunday, May 26, 2019. (Photo courtesy of The Canadian Canoe Museum)

Kids of all ages can explore vehicles they normally only see from a distance at the sixth annual Touch-A-Truck event on Sunday, May 26th at The Canadian Canoe Museum (910 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough).

The family event will take place in the museum’s parking lot from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and features a range of vehicles, from an ambulance to a zamboni and everything in between.

Under adult supervision, children are encouraged to climb aboard the vehicles and take a look inside. They will also be able to experience some special activities inside the museum.

During Touch-A-Truck at The Canadian Canoe Museum, families can get up close to vehicles they normally only see from a distance. (Photo courtesy of The Canadian Canoe Museum)
During Touch-A-Truck at The Canadian Canoe Museum, families can get up close to vehicles they normally only see from a distance. (Photo courtesy of The Canadian Canoe Museum)

“While we work with children to explore watercraft and their stories everyday at the museum, Touch-A-Truck allows us to take a broader look at transportation,” says the museum’s director of programs Karen Taylor. “It’s a fun family event and definitely one of our most popular.”

Some of the vehicle include horns and sirens that will be sounded during the event. For children sensitive to loud sounds, the event will be horn and siren free between 1 and 2 p.m.

Admission for the event is $5 per person (for those two years of age and older), which includes admission to the museum.

Families explore a fire truck from Peterborough Fire Services during the 2018 Touch-A-Truck event at The Canadian Canoe Museum. (Photo courtesy of The Canadian Canoe Museum)
Families explore a fire truck from Peterborough Fire Services during the 2018 Touch-A-Truck event at The Canadian Canoe Museum. (Photo courtesy of The Canadian Canoe Museum)

Funds raised during the event will support programming at the museum.

This year’s Touch-A-Truck event is sponsored by BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada, with various organizations and businesses sharing their vehicles at no cost to make the event possible.

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