Event to include driving truck tour, to-go kits and online resources for kids
SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Children’s Museum at Saratoga is gearing up for its annual fundraising event, Big Truck Day, taking place Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This year, due to restrictions placed on gatherings, the popular event will take a slight detour to keep participation safe incorporating a driving truck tour the whole family will enjoy.
Participants can purchase a to-go kit and pick it up at the museum before heading out on the driving tour. The to-go kit includes a fire hat, construction hat and two vehicle maker kits of either a monster truck, race car or train, which will be selected for you. The ticket price also includes two certificates for an ice cream cone from Stewarts, a link to an exclusive online Big Truck Day video and a Truck Trail map featuring the seven vehicles that you can see while touring through historic downtown Saratoga including a Fire Truck, Police Car, Trash Truck, Cleaning Van, Ambulance and two vintage automobiles.
With each ticket purchased, participants will be entered into a drawing to receive one of the following prizes including a captained boat ride around Lake George for a family of four donated by Freedom Boat Club, a Big Truck Day T-Shirt size youth large, a Tegu racer car, or a Melissa and Doug car carrier truck. Winners of the drawing will be announced on Facebook and contacted directly by Aug.12.
“These have been challenging circumstances for families so we are pleased to offer a fun and safe activity the whole family can enjoy together,” said Sarah Smith, executive director of the Saratoga Children’s Museum. “As you can imagine, it has been a challenging time for our team as well. We are a nonprofit museum, with a small annual operating budget all dependent on the revenue we earn from museum admissions, school field trips, education programs, and birthday parties at the museum, which have been on hold since early spring. Events like Big Truck Day are crucial
fundraisers for us so we can continue to create new, engaging exhibits and experiences when the museum opens again.”
Tickets for this year’s event range from $20-$40 packages. The $20 package will get you the trail map and exclusive video while the $30 package includes the map, video and a to-go kit for museum members and is $40 for non or future members. To purchase tickets, visit the Eventbrite page.