Sorry, this page has moved!
Please click here to go to the new location.

Family Events

Join us for these fun filled and educational Family Events and activities, each showing you how to protect our resources while having fun and saving money. These events offer something for both children and adults, and there is a new theme each at each event.
All our Exploration Events have free activities based around our concepts of energy and water efficiency, watershed protection and waste reduction.

Big Trucks Summer




Does your child love big trucks? Climb in and sit behind the wheel of a garbage truck, electric line truck or other amazing utility truck. Hear a story, play games and get an inside scoop on how our city works. A different truck and utility featured each week!

Thursday, July 7 - Electric Line Truck at the Utility Exploration Center
How does a lineman reach our electric lines? With an amazing electric line truck! Watch the big bucket reach high in the sky.

Thursday, July 14 - Pipe Scope Truck at the Utility Exploration Center
Can you see what caused the clog in your drain? Our pipe camera can! Drive the camera and check out the scene when the pipe scope truck visits.

Thursday, July 21 - Garbage Truck at the Maidu Community Center
How much trash fits in a garbage truck? You will be amazed! Sit behind the wheel of a garbage truck and watch the dirty work.

Thursday, July 28 - Vactor Truck at the Maidu Community Center
How fast can you dig a hole? Watch the vactor truck suck dirt like a vacuum and help expose our pipes in seconds flat.

story time at 9:30am, truck visits 10am-11am


Curby's Waste-a-Palooza




You know where it comes from, but where does it go? Come check out Curby’s Waste-a-Palooza to find out. What happens when you throw stuff away or send it down the drain? Squeeze through the sewer crawl as you discover where backups can occur and help unclog the “pipes”. Watch out for those sticky wipes. Talk trash with Curby the recycling robot, testing your knowledge in our quiz show as you compete for prizes. Challenge yourself in the game room where you can flip one of the “three Ps” into a toilet and knock out excess waste. Build your own keepsake to remind you to reuse, rethink and recycle every day.
Free event — $10 materials fee for LEGO® City build-it kit.

10am - 2pm