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April 2020

Transportation Exploration Day

April 23, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
North Riverside Police Department, 2359 Desplaines Ave
Riverside, IL 60546 United States

Children are infatuated with motors and wheels, so blow their minds by bringing their favorite vehicles to larger-than-life realities! Children will have a chance to explore many modes of transportation that exhilarate their senses. They can make the lights flash, honk the horn, sound the siren and uncover the mysteries of BIG vehicles at North Riverside’s 5th Annual Transportation Exploration Day!

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May 2020

Motion Explosion

May 1, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cypress Cove (Woodridge), Janes Court
Woodridge, IL 60517 United States
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This unique event combines the Kite Fly and Touch-A-Truck components into one big MOTION EXPLOSION! Touch-A-Truck will give children the opportunity to explore a fire engine, a police car and other really big, neat vehicles. Children are able to get up close and personal with working vehicles, which may help them learn more about the vehicles and the people who operate them. Participants are encouraged to ride their bike to Cypress Cove, climb on trucks, take pictures, bring a blanket…

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Touch A Truck

May 2, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Old Quarry School, 16100 127th Street
Lemont, IL United States
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Join us for our Annual Touch-A-Truck! You will be able to see vehicles up close, honk the horns, and explore fun trucks. It's a FREE, family-friendly event for all ages! Please enter through and park in the park district parking lots. The event is held in the Old Quarry Middle School Parking Lot, which we share a campus with.

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15th Annual Touch A Truck Festival

May 3, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kohl Children’s Museum, 2100 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026 United States

The Women's Board of Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago proudly presents the 15th annual Touch A Truck Family Festival, held at NIPSTA, just two doors north of the Museum. Forget toy trucks: your children can explore dozens of real trucks, from bulldozers and monster trucks to fire engines and box trucks. Enjoy kiddie train rides, face painting, balloon artists, DJ, raffle prizes, food trucks and more at the Museum's biggest family fundraiser of the entire year! Tickets on sale…

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Wonderful World of Wheels

May 4, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whole Foods Naperville, 2607 W. 75th Street
Naperville, IL United States

Preschoolers will have an opportunity to see, touch and experience a variety of community vehicles! They’ll see vehicles such as a police car, fire truck, tractor and more! Kids also will meet the community helpers who drive them. Parents, don’t forget your cameras! This event is free; there is no rain date.

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Passport to Safety/Wheely Big Trucks

May 9, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lincoln Center (Downers Grove), 935 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States

Sponsored by the Downers Grove Park District, Fire Department and Police Department, Passport to Safety offers safety tips for all ages. Each child will receive a passport at the beginning of the event and use it to meet local safety personnel and learn important tips to keep you safe in and around your home. Afterwards, head outside to touch, see and explore trucks and vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

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