5th Annual MSC Truck Touch
Saturday, May 4
at Ix Art Park
The perfect way to spend a Saturday and support a great cause!
The 4th Annual Montessori School of Charlottesville Truck Touch will take place rain or shine on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Ix Art Park in Downtown Charlottesville from 10 AM to 2 PM. The first two hours of the event will be "horn-free" to accommodate young children and children with noise sensitivities.
Explore and learn
The Truck Touch will provide children with the unique opportunity to explore vehicles of all types—public service, emergency, utility, construction, transportation, delivery and more—all in one place. Your children will learn how these machines help us and our community by touching, climbing on, and asking questions about their favorite trucks in a safe, supervised environment.
More than just trucks
The Truck Touch will also feature kid-friendly activities, demonstrations and food trucks (Carpe Donut, Mobilee Delicious, Morsel Compass and Sweet Tooth). Three Notch’d Brewery at the Ix Park will also offer family-friendly food and beverage specials that day.
Admission is $5 per person with a maximum of $20 per family. 12 months and under free. Purchase tickets online here or at the event.
The proceeds from the Truck Touch benefit the MSC’s scholarship program, which provides financial support for needy families who may not otherwise have access to a high-quality preschool.
A big thank you to our sponsors!
2018 Excavator Sponsors
2018 Tow Truck Sponsors
This event would also not be possible without in-kind donations of services from the following sponsors:
Thanks to our 2018 participating vehicles!
Albemarle Towing: Large Tow Truck
Allied Concrete: Mixer
Arrowhead Excavating: Excavator
Bartlett Tree Experts: Bucket Truck
Blue Wheel Bicycle: Strider Course
Charlottesville Area Rescue Squad: Ambulance and water rescue vehicle
Charlottesville Area Transit: CAT Bus
Charlottesville Gas: Back Hoe
Cox’s tree Service: Crane Truck
Field School: Bus
Little Gym: F150
Ready Kids: Cargo Van
Ting: Bucket Truck
Tiger Fuel Truck
Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department: Fire Truck
SL Williamson: Dump Truck
Student Storage and Moving: Moving Truck
UVA Department of Mechanical Engineering: Engine demonstrations
UVA Solar Car
Shulls Towing: Rotator Truck
If you are coming to the event by car, please enter the Ix Art Park at either the entrance at 6th Street and Blenheim Avenue or the entrance at 2nd Street and Elliott Avenue. We'll have signs leading you to those entrances. Will call for tickets purchased online is located at the 6th Street and Blenheim Avenue entrance. The entrance at Monticello Avenue and 2nd Street will be closed to vehicular traffic through the complex, however we will have pedestrian access at this entrance.
If you are not able to find a spot within the complex, there is plenty of street parking in the area. Also, the Water Street Parking Garage is only a few blocks away at 200 East Water Street and costs $2 per hour.