Touch a Truck


Touch a Truck is an educational community event that provides children a hands-on opportunity to see and touch heavy machinery, and meet the people who build, protect, and serve Durham and Orange Counties.

Kids of all ages can explore fire engines, ambulances, tow trucks, bulldozers, garbage trucks (clean ones!), cranes and more. The event also has plenty of other activities, including game trucks and appearances from local team mascots.

Join us Saturday, March 25, 10am to 2pm, at the Streets at Southpoint mall for the JLDOC Touch a Truck event! Cost is $5/person and children under 2 are free! Tickets can be purchased at the event.

Schedule of Events: 

  • 10:00am Touch a Truck begins!*
  • 10:30am Storytime with Pottery Barn Kids
  • 11:30am Bouncing Bulldog Performance & Dance Clinic!
  • **NEW! Come learn how to jump and dance like the Bulldogs!**
  • 1:00pm Storytime with Pottery Barn Kids
  • 2:00pm Touch a Truck ends

For a quieter experience, children with sensory issues are welcome to come early from 9am to 10am.

Proceeds from Touch a Truck benefit the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties’ work within the local community. For more information or to become a participant of the event, please email

A Big “Thank You” to the Following 2017 Participants!

  • Carrboro Solid Waste (trash truck)
  • Duke Life Flight (ambulance and helicopter, weather permitting)
  • JLDOC Little Leaguers (facepainting)
  • Compost Now (compost truck)
  • GoDurham (city bus)
  • Bouncing Bulldogs (performance and dance clinic)
  • Pottery Barn Kids (story times)
  • Chandler Concrete (contrete truck)
  • Durham Fire Dept – Station 16
  • Animal Protection Society of Durham (animal transport bus)
  • Durham Police Department (squad cars and motorcycle)
  • Durham Sheriff Dept (SWAT and CSI vehicles)
  • Durham Solid Waste (trash trucks)
  • Durham Public Works (5 construction vehicles)
  • Orange County Sheriff’s Office (squad car and motorcycle)
  • Farmer Foodshare (kids activity station)