Button your overalls, put on your construction hat and shine your train whistle, then head to Lincoln Children’s Museum on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for a transportation celebration.
Tractors, Trucks & Trains Day event, sponsored by the NMC Foundation in conjunction with NMC Cat, gives kids a chance to get up close to the big machines that help us complete even bigger jobs. In addition to some of the Museum’s most popular exhibits that feature transportation and heavy machinery, like the Lincoln Police Department motorcycle, the Lincoln Fire & Rescue fire truck, the Duncan Aviation Cessna 150, the Mack Truck semi, the BNSF Railway Train exhibit and the Tracy’s Collision Center automobile, numerous activities and guests will be added to the event.
Photo Courtesy of the Lincoln Children’s Museum
Outside the Museum, NMC Cat will display some of the machinery kids have enjoyed watching in action all summer long during the P Street Renovation project. And for ag-interested guests, Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum will showcase its Farmall 560. Plus, kids will have a chance drive a battery-operated, kid-sized tractor and get behind the wheel of a pedal excavator to haul supplies. When it is time to refuel, guests can get a look at a real-life kitchen on wheels and enjoy free lemonade when they visit the Raising Cane’s food truck.
Indoors, children will marvel at train tables where the Lincoln Area Railway Historical Society will display and operate multiple N scale model trains. Guests will have a chance to sit atop a scooter and meet local scooter enthusiasts from the Scoot to Thrill club. Duncan Aviation will have a flight specialist onsite to answer kids’ questions about airplanes and engage them in an activity. In the Artist’s Studio, children and adults can color and assemble their very own Tractors, Trucks & Trains Day-inspired art project.
Each youth guest who attends Tractors, Trucks and Trains Day will receive their very own free, yellow construction hat, courtesy of NMC Foundation in conjunction with NMC Cat. Guests are encouraged to help fill the bucket of an NMC Cat Skid Steer Loader and Multi Terrain Loader with school supplies that will be donated to The Salvation Army and benefit area children.
For more information about the event, visit LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or call (402) 477-4000. Regular admission or Museum membership applies to this event.
Located at 1420 P Street, Lincoln Children’s Museum invites children to create, discover and learn through the power of play. The Museum is open Tuesday‐Saturday, from 9:30 a.m.‐5 p.m. with extended hours until 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and 1‐5 p.m. on Sunday. The Museum is open Mondays when LPS is not in session. For more information about admission, membership and events, visit www.LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or call (402) 477‐4000.
This post was originally an e-mail written by Michaella Kumke, Director of Marketing for the Lincoln Children’s Museum and was used with permission. I really appreciate Michaella – she has always been very supportive of this blog and also of my writing! Thanks, Michaella!