They're big, they're loud and they get to play in the dirt! What's not to love about big trucks? Although earth movers and rescue vehicles are typically relegated to fire stations and construction sites and are completely off limits, at these upcoming events visitors can see, touch and even explore their favorite pieces of machinery.
Tons of Trucks, Ballwin, April 8 Stop by the Target parking lot in Ballwin 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to allow your little one to climb up and sit in various big trucks. There will be a siren-free quiet hour from 1-2 p.m. Learn more.
Monster Machines Day, Des Peres, May 6 Visitors can get a driver's seat perspective from a police car, a fire truck, a bulldozer and more at the free Monster Machines Day at Des Peres Park 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 6. Learn more.
Big Truck Day in Godfrey, May 10 Kids can see displays of an ambulance, MCT bus, bucket truck and more at this free event, which will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Glazebrook Park in Godfrey, Illinois. Learn more.
Pumpers and Pistons Show, Museum of Transportation, May 20 Visitors to the Museum of Transportation's free Pumpers and Pistons Show will be treated to a look at the history of fire trucks. Explore antique and late-model fire apparatus, as well as commercial and specialty trucks; first responder, police and military vehicles; and rescue equipment. Pumpers and Pistons will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 20. Learn more.
O'Fallon's Public Works Fair, May 24 Stop by O'Fallon's free Public Works Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at CarShield Field and learn more about how these unstoppable machines work. Kids will be able ot sit on the equipment. The fair will also include games and activities. Learn more.
Trucks & Tails, Purina Farms, July 16 Join St. Louis Sprout & About and Purina Farms for a new event featuring tons of tail-wagging fun. Details to be announced closer to the event date.
Big Truck Day at The Magic House, Sept. 23-24 Kids can learn more about these magical steel beasts at Big Truck Day at The Magic House Sept. 23-24, presented by Lou Fusz Toyota. Advance registration is required, and includes museum admission and a picnic lunch. Prices and registration will be announced on the museum's website closer to the event date.