COGNITION Carnival and Touch-A-Truck will provide the opportunity for families to experience some of the fun and engaging activities we offer all year long! The grassy lawn will become our “Midway” with fair-themed games and contests. There will be food available for purchase and other family-friendly entertainment! 

The streets and nearby parking lots in front of Cognition will become the site of our Touch-a-Truck showcase! Children and adults will be able to explore vehicles of all types – public service, emergency, utility, transportation, recreational, farm, construction, delivery, and “cool” trucks – all in one place!

We are proud to announce that this year’s Touch-A-Truck event will be in partnership with Nickelodeon and the Association of Children’s Museum’s Worldwide Day of Play!

Our World: Worldwide Day of Play is part of Nickelodeon’s Our World global initiative to inspire kids and provide them with tools to activate their individual and collective agency. As a day dedicated to experiencing joyful learning through play, this event is focuses on getting kids and their families up, out, and playing around.

“The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) is pleased to partner with Nickelodeon on amplifying the importance of play on wellbeing and healthy brain development, and to make learning more effective and joyful for everyone. As children’s museums, we believe in the power of play and we strive to nurture more play and playful learning everywhere we go.”