San Gabriel Kids are in the Driver’s Seat at 3rd Annual Southern California Children’s Museum “Touch-a-Truck”

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Interactive Touch-a-Truck Exhibit at Santa Anita Park Open to Public on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 9:00am – 2:00pm

Back by popular demand, Southern California Children’s Museum announces its third annual Touch-a-Truck event for residents of the San Gabriel Valley and beyond.

This 100% hands-on exhibit 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. Also expect themed crowd-pleasers such as the Beach Ball Dump and Cozy Coupe Carwash.

Designed for families with children under the age of eight, people of all ages will enjoy getting up close and personal with full-sized earth movers, dump trucks, cement mixers, garbage trucks and more. Young children, and those with sensitive ears, will appreciate the “No Horns” hour from 9:00am – 10:00am. Goodie bags will be available while supplies last.

“We can’t wait to hold our third Touch-a-Truck event in just a couple of weeks! This event truly embodies the type of interactive and play-based experiences Southern California Children’s Museum strives to provide at every turn,” said Catherine Welch, founder and president of the Museum. “It’s impossible not to smile as we watch 1000s of kids put their imaginations to work and experience the thrill of being behind the wheel of their favorite vehicle.”

Food and drinks, including Hot Dog on a Stick, water, shave-ice, and more will be available for purchase. With plans to top last year’s 2500-person attendance, the 2015 Touch-a-Truck likely will be one of this year’s most popular local family events. To purchase tickets, visit:

Event Details

Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 9:00am – 2:00pm. ‘No Horns’ hour from 9:00am – 10:00am. Held at Santa Anita Park, Gate 3 entrance: 285 W Huntington Dr. Arcadia, CA 91007. Tickets are $5.00 each or $15.00 for a family 4-pack. For tickets and additional information, go to

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 Sponsors: Advantage Ford Lincoln and Wells Fargo. General Sponsors: AMR Ambulance, Arcadia Fire Department, Arcadia Police Department, Athens Disposal, California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Nestle Waters of North America, Port of Los Angeles, RDO Equipment Co., Santa Anita Park, Southern California Edison, USDA Forest Service, 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. Still seeking a permanent home, SCCM is moving into new temporary quarters this Fall.

Visit 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 ( 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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