JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The Jackson Hole Children’s Museum will re-open this weekend on North Jean Street in the eastern annex buildings of the Jackson Elementary campus beginning with its signature event: Touch-A-Truck. The 7th annual Touch-A-Truck is the Museum’s largest fundraiser. It will be held this Sunday, June 9, from 10am to 2pm.

Classic firetruck with the requisite Dalmatian at last year’s Touch-A-Truck event. (Jackson Hole Children’s Museum)

Touch-A-Truck is a family-friendly event where vehicles—construction, emergency, law enforcement, food service, recreation and more—line the street, open for kids of all ages to explore in a safe, supervised environment. This event offers a unique opportunity to touch the levers, switches and gears that make kids’ favorite rigs whir, as well as meet the vehicle operators who build, serve and protect our community every day.

In addition to the truck extravaganza, event-goers are invited to enjoy a Strider bike course hosted by Friends of Pathways, face painting, bouncy house, tasty food from Pinky G’s Pizzeria, Everest Momo Shack and Jackson Hole POP!, Teton County Library Book Bike, and interactive museum exhibits. The Museum will be open for play and exploration throughout the event. Admission to Touch-A-Truck is free, with a suggested donation of $5/person or $20/family.

“We are thrilled to re-open at Touch-A-Truck,” said JHCM Executive Director Jean Lewis. “Each year the event gets bigger and better, thanks to our ever-growing fleet of vehicles, their dynamic operators and our enthusiastic young patrons. We hope to have record-breaking attendance this year!”

Touch-A-Truck is made possible by a long list of supporters, including Jackson Hole Airport, GE Johnson Construction Company, New West Building Company, JH Travel & Tourism Board, Art for All, Wilderness Adventures Base Camp, J Singleton Financial, Legacy Classic Trucks, Stam & Associates CPAs, Stinky Prints, and Teton Rental.