This Saturday, Zoo Knoxville zoo-goers can get hands-on with big trucks, emergency vehicles, race cars and special equipment that rival the animals for size and speed. Touch A Truck, presented by Meade Tractor, will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. To make the day even more fun, the first 500 children age 12 and under to arrive will receive a free child’s-sized construction hat.
Visitors can get up close to a wide variety of heavy duty construction equipment from Meade Tractor, Blaine Construction and the Zoo Knoxville “Zookeeper” dump truck from Claiborne Hauling. Climb aboard a fire truck from Knoxville Fire Department and a Knoxville Police Department police car and meet the personnel who make Knoxville a safe place to live. Guests can also enjoy the view from way up in the driver’s seat of a City of Knoxville Public Service Department tractor, see what life in the fast lane is like with cars and drivers from Warrior Race Cars and get rugged with Big Foot Jeep from Smoky Mountain Jeep Club.
Touch A Truck activities are included with general zoo admission. For more information, please visit the zoo’s Web site at zooknoxville.org, the zoo’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/zooknoxville or call the zoo at (865) 637-5331.