Check out our calendar below for special programs and activities to plan your fun-filled adventure, or just pop by any day we’re open during our regular museum hours—we promise you’ll always find something to do.


Advance ticket purchases are required. You can purchase tickets here.

Museum Hours

Hours of Operation:

New Hours!
Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10AM-4PM
Members Only: Friday 10AM-11AM

Holiday Hours:
The museum is closed on the following holidays: Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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Touch a Truck

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Trucking through the Summer from A-Z culminates with our biggest event yet: Touch-a-Truck!  Over 50 trucks will be parked along Canalside for a fun outdoor event for the whole family, and did we mention it’s free? Yes, thanks to M&T Bank and Dunn Tire, children can explore construction, utility, and first responder vehicles; honk the horn of a firetruck or sit in the driver’s seat of the pink cement truck mixer – all for free! Families can meet special guests; participate and enjoy engaging activities and go home with some fun giveaways and prizes! Plus, enjoy some delicious BBQ from Fat Bob’s food truck.

The day starts with a sensory hour from 10AM-11AM for our friends who are sensitive to loud noises!

Fisher-Price will be on site with their Rescue Heroes Fire Truck with prize drawings and giveaways. Be sure to say “hi” to the Cast on & Play Crew as they sign up little ones to be the star of the next Fisher-Price package!

Tripi’s Landscaping will have a fun activity station where children can get their hands dirty with a vegetable planting activity and then honk the horn of the landscaping vehicles.

While walking around Touch a Truck, take a picture of your favorite vehicle, post it to Facebook using #DunnTireGiveaway.  One lucky person will win a Dunn Tire prize package of a set of tires (up to $500 value) and a Nintendo Switch Mario Kart bundle gaming system.  We’ll announce the winner on Monday, August 30.

The fun continues inside the museum. We’ll have storytelling, car-painting and other fun activities in our Art Studio and Tinkering Tank. We will continue our Saturday Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Be sure to find the Mobile Fun Units throughout the museum for on-the-spot activities or strike a pose in our selfie station.

Come inside the museum for chances to win lots of prizes! Every museum guest who visits on Saturday has the chance to be entered to win the following:
-Every hour we’ll be giving away a Fisher-Price toy
-Every hour we’ll be giving away an Explore & More family of four membership, thanks to Dunn Tire
-One lucky winner will go home with a Fisher-Prize Power Wheels!

While registration is not required to attend Touch A Truck outside at Canalside for free, those planning to go into the museum and participate in the activities inside do require a ticket. Those planning to go into the museum that day are encouraged to purchase their tickets ahead of time as this will be a sellout event.

Presented by:

Thanks to Fisher-Price and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield for their major support.

Thank you to Sam Savarino, Touch a Truck Honorary Chair.


August 28
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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