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HELP OUT: 10th annual “Touch a Truck” event Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. #ChiILPicksList

MAY 3, 2015

Women’s Board of The Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago Revs Up
For a Day of Family-Friendly Fun

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The Women’s Board of Kohl Children’s Museum presents the 10th annual “Touch a Truck” event on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. This family-favorite allows car-crazed kids to leave their toy trucks at home and jump safely into the front seat of the real thing. “Touch a Truck” is an exciting opportunity for children to climb aboard full-sized versions of their favorite toys in a completely safe environment. The event will take place at Fields Land Rover BMW (700 W. Frontage Road, Northfield, IL).

Tickets are $35 per family for up to six people. Day-of tickets will be available for purchase at the event for $40 per family up to six people. Complimentary parking is available onsite. For tickets and more information, visit:

At this year’s “Touch a Truck,” kids are invited to explore more than 30 full-sized vehicles such as fire engines, dump trucks, semis and tractors. The festivities will also include food, sweet treats, music, face painting and rides on the Great Chicago Kiddie Express, a child-sized train with all proceeds benefiting Kohl Children’s Museum.

The annual “Touch a Truck” event is presented by the Women’s Board of Kohl Children’s Museum and chaired by Carrie Hughes of Northbrook and Holly Patience of Winnetka. This year’s “Touch a Truck” is brought to you by Northwestern Mutual with additional support from Fat Cow, Discover Financial, Foss Swim School, Duxler Complete Auto Care, Bertog Landscapes and United Scrap Metal.

“We look forward to hosting ‘Touch a Truck’ every year,” said Museum President and CEO Sheridan Turner. “It is always a joy to watch children explore and enjoy these vehicles up close. ‘Touch a Truck’ is a wonderful, hands-on opportunity for experiential learning that leaves kids smiling and helps the Museum fund future programming.”

Hundreds of families attended the wildly successful 2014 “Touch a Truck” event, which raised more than $118,000 for the “Learning to Grow Fund” supporting all areas of museum operations including exhibits, programming and outreach opportunities serving low-income families and children with special needs.

About Kohl Children’s Museum
In recognition for its outstanding exhibits and impact on Chicagoland families, Kohl Children’s Museum was recently named one of the country’s Ten Best Children’s Museums by Parents Magazine. The Museum was ranked sixth out of more than 300 children’s museums nationwide and was the only Chicago area museum recognized.

Offering 17 interactive, hands-on exhibits for children ages birth to 8, the Museum’s mission is to encourage young children to become effective learners through self-directed complex play. Kohl Children’s Museum is located at 2100 Patriot Blvd., in Glenview, Ill. at the corner of Patriot Blvd. and W. Lake Ave. in the newly redeveloped area known as The Glen. The Museum can be easily reached by public transportation, including Pace bus and Metra trains.

For more information, visit the Museum’s website at or call (847) 832-6600. The Museum is open on Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Special members-only hours are from Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Admission prices are $11 for children and adults and $10 for senior citizens. Children under 12 months old and members are admitted free of charge. 

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