Touch a Truck This Saturday at Zoo Knoxville

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Touch a Truck This Saturday at Zoo Knoxville

Posted: 08/17/2016
Meade Tractor at the ZooThis Saturday, 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, the zoo’s Facebook page at or call the zoo at (865) 637-5331.

Special thanks to Meade Tractor, the City of Knoxville Public Service Department, Blaine Construction, Claiborne Hauling, Hertz Equipment, Knoxville Fire Department, Knoxville Police Department, Safe and Sound Creative Technologies, Stowers Machinery Corporation and Warrior Race Cars for their support of this event.