Touch-A-Truck and More: Twin Cities Public Works Open House Calendar


Got kids who are just crazy about getting up close to big rigs? Good news! Your Modern Family recently shared their research on why this obsession makes kids smarter! Our calendar of Twin Cities Touch-A-Truck events and Public Works Open Houses will help you find them! If you know of an event we missed, let us know and we’ll add it. 

Got kids who are just crazy about getting up close to big rigs? Our calendar of Twin Cities Touch-A-Truck events and Public Works Open Houses will help you find them!

SEPTEMBER 2019 – Touch-A-Truck Events

Sept 10: Touch A Truck | Walton Park, Oakdale
Dozens of vehicles will be on hand for children to climb, sit in the driver’s seat, touch, view up close, pose for photos, and learn about how various trucks work. Concessions available plus free ice cream!  5pm-7pm. FREE.

Sept 28: Big Truck Day | Central Park, Woodbury
The east lot of Central Park will be filled with big trucks for this annual event. Explore the insides of an ambulance, fire truck, mail truck and more!. 9am-12pm. FREE.

Sept 28: Touch A Truck | Maplewood Mall
Explore amazing trucks & vehicles in the lower parking lot of the mall. Other fun activities include crafts, games and treats!. 11am-2pm. FREE.

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OCTOBER 2019 – National Fire Prevention Month

October 5: St. Anthony Village Fire Department Open House | Fire Station, 3505 Silver Lake Rd NE
Touch-A-Truck and learn more about the Fire Department. 1pm-4pm. FREE.

October 7: Shakopee Fire Department Open House
This free event celebrating Fire Prevention Month includes fire truck tours, a bounce house, fire extinguisher training, water hose spraying and refreshments. 5-8pm. FREE.

October 12: Eden Prairie City-Wide Open House
Explore city facilities and big equipment up close. There will be entertainment, tours, refreshments and demos in addition to the police, fire & public works vehicles on display. Located at City Center and Fire Station #1. 11am-2pm. FREE.

October 12: Buffalo Fire Department Open House
A day of fun filled activity, including fire truck rides, helicopter landing, demonstrations, and door prizes. Watch the local paper for more information on this event.10am-2pm 

Oct 12: Hopkins Fire Department Open House
Fire truck rides, hands-on fun, free hot dogs and popcorn, and live fire demos, including a car fire. 10am-2pm.

Oct 12: Saint Paul Fire Station #22 Open House
Meet firefighters and paramedics and learn about their tools and vehicles. 10am-2pm

Oct 12: Woodbury Fire Station Fire Prevention Week Open House | Fox Run Fire Station, 1275 Woodbury Drive
Meet fire fighters and EMS staff. Check out the trucks, try on the equipment and learn how to protect your family during a fire or emergency. 9am-11pm. FREE.

TBA: Minnetonka City Open House | Minnetonka Civic Center Campus
Learn more about the city at this fun event. Ride in a fire truck, explore snow plows and other large equipment, tour the fire and police stations and visit activities and displays. Enjoy free hot dogs, pop, snacks, live music, face painting and more! 5–8 pm. FREE.

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