Kids are in the Driver’s Seat at 2nd Annual Southern California Children’s Museum “Touch-a-Truck” Event

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Interactive Exhibit at Santa Anita Park Open to Public on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9:00am – 2:00pm

Southern California Children’s Museum announces its second annual Touch-a-Truck event for residents of the San Gabriel Valley and beyond. Designed for families with children under the age of eight, Touch-a-Truck drives imagination by bringing to life a child’s favorite toy truck or tractor, and putting him/her in the driver’s seat. Children can climb, touch, honk, and pretend to drive a variety of large trucks, heavy machinery, emergency and recreational vehicles.

Presented by Advantage Ford Lincoln, Touch-a-Truck features full-sized earth movers, dump trucks, cement mixers, garbage trucks and more – along with special guests like Herbie the Love Bug and The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile! Young children, and those with sensitive ears, will appreciate the new “Horn-Free” hour from 9:00am – 10:00am.

“We are delighted to bring back this highly successful event that elated droves of Southern California girls and boys last year,” said Catherine Welch, founder and president of the Museum. “This 100-percent hands-on exhibit enables kids to be the actual driver of their favorite big truck and experience the thrill of being behind the wheel. Touch-a-Truck embodies the type of interactive and play-based experiences families will find at the Southern California Children’s Museum when we open our doors this fall.”    

Back by popular demand are the Beach Ball Dump and Cozy Coupe Carwash. Goodie bags will be available while supplies last. Food and drinks, including pizza, hot dogs, water, shave-ice, and more will be available for purchase. With plans to top last year’s 1,600-person attendance, the 2014 Touch-a-Truck likely will be one of this year’s most popular local family events. To purchase tickets, visit: http://www.ticketpeak.com/socalkids.

Event Details

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9:00am – 2:00pm. Horn free hour from 9:00am – 10:00am. Held at Santa Anita Park, Lot C, 285 W Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007 (Gate 3 entrance). Tickets are $5.00 each or $15.00 for a family 4-pack. For tickets and additional information, go to http://socalkids.org/touch-a-truck-2014/.

Southern California Children’s Museum would like to extend a special thank you to all of the local businesses and organizations that help make this event such a great success. Presenting Sponsor: Advantage Ford Lincoln. General Sponsors: AMR Ambulance, Andy’s Transfer and Storage, Arcadia Fire Department, Arcadia Police Department, California Highway Patrol, CalPortland, First 5 LA, Kraft Foods, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Macaroni Kid, Nestle Waters of North America, PartyWorks Interactive, Port of Los Angeles, RDO Equipment Co., Resi-Shred, Santa Anita Park, State Farm Insurance - T.G. Metzger, Southern California Edison, Star Car Central Inland Empire, U.S. Army, USDA Forest Service, Waste Management, West Coast Sand and Gravel.

About Southern California Children’s Museum

Southern California Children’s Museum, Inc.’s (SCCM) mission is to cultivate a child’s wonder, stimulate curiosity, and motivate learning through interactive exhibits, creative experiences and dramatic play – all while promoting the diverse cultures of Southern California. Designed for families with children under the age of 8, the museum is focused on building play-based exhibits and activities that help develop a child’s gross and fine motor skills, while also incorporating dramatic play elements. Our goal is to bring an environment focused on early childhood education to our newest generation, while offering them a place to create lifelong memories.

The museum is excited to be opening the doors at its temporary home this fall, located on South Lake Ave., in Pasadena. The temporary location will house several museum-driven exhibits, alongside traveling exhibits that emphasize the early childhood education mission of the museum.

Visit http://socalkids.org/ today to learn more, and to join our Founder’s Campaign to help secure a permanent home and bring our museum to life. Also check us out on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SoCalKidsMuseum) for the latest news and upcoming events. Founded by Pasadena-area parents for the benefit of Southern California families, SCCM is a designated 501(c)3 non-profit.

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