Glenview’s Best: Kohl Children’s Museum Family Touch A Truck 2024

TK Photography Chicago: Capturing the Joy at Kohl Children’s Museum’s Touch a Truck Family Festival

Hey there, parents! It’s TK Photography Chicago, your go-to Chicago event photography and Chicago family photography experts. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be back photographing the Kohl Children’s Museum’s Touch a Truck Family Festival. As a leading Glenview family photographer, this event is one of our absolute favorites to capture, and we can’t wait to see the excitement and joy on the faces of your little ones.

Vibrant Scene at the Kohl Children's Museum Touch a Truck Event

As many of you know, Kohl Children’s Museum is not only a fantastic place for events like Touch a Truck, but they’re also one of our regular Chicago marketing photography clients. In fact, we had the privilege of photographing all the photos on their community outreach van seen in the image above. It was essential for us to feature kids from the community and have them interact with actual items from the museum. So, we reached out to our client families and held a casting call for those who love the museum. The results were incredible!

Families Engaging with Trucks at Kohl Children's Museum's Touch a Truck Event

Now, let’s talk about the upcoming Touch a Truck Family Festival. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2024, from 10:30 AM to 2 PM, with VIP access starting at 9:30 AM. The festival will take place at the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) located at 2300 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL 60026.

Children Exploring a Fire Truck at Kohl Children's Museum's Touch a Truck Event

At Touch a Truck, children will have the opportunity to learn about trucks, cars, and other vehicles through hands-on experiences. They can look, climb, and play on over 40 different vehicles. Plus, there will be music, train rides, food trucks, and more at this incredible outdoor family festival.

Kids Enjoying a Thomas the Tank Engine Train Car at Kohl Children's Museum's Touch a Truck Event

Ticket prices vary depending on whether you’re a museum member and if you want VIP or general admission. VIP tickets are $50 for members and $60 for non-members. General admission tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Tickets are required for each adult and child over 12 months of age, and they include access to all activities, including concerts, face painting, and kiddie train rides. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Family Enjoying Food Trucks at Kohl Children's Museum's Touch a Truck Event

It’s important to note that tickets are non-refundable after purchase, and the event will occur rain or shine. You can purchase VIP tickets here and timed entry general admission tickets: 10:30am Entry, 11:00am Entry and, 11:30am Entry. General admission tickets include timed entry windows, so please select your preferred entry time.

Children Running Towards Trucks at Kohl Children's Museum's Touch a Truck Event

We’re also excited to share that there will be a Horn-Free Hour from 1-2 PM. During this time, trucks will not turn on sirens, flashing lights, or beep horns, creating a sensory-friendly environment for children who are sensitive to loud noises and lights.

One of the things we love most about photographing this event is running into so many of the families we’ve had the pleasure of working with for Chicago family photography sessions. It’s always a joy to see familiar faces and watch as the children grow and explore year after year.

By participating in the Touch a Truck Family Festival, you’re not only giving your child an unforgettable experience, but you’re also supporting Kohl Children’s Museum’s mission to provide learning opportunities for kids. We can’t wait to see you there and capture all the magical moments!

If you are looking for event photography you can learn more about our work here.

Families Gathering Around Trucks at Kohl Children's Museum's Touch a Truck Event

Check out some more photos from previous Touch a Truck events:

Discover the Magic of Bubbles Academy’s Enchanting Bubble Egg Hunt!

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Egg-citing Fun at Bubbles Academy’s – Bubble Egg Hunt!

At TK Photography Chicago, we always look forward to capturing the joyful moments at Bubbles Academy’s events, and their Bubble Egg Hunt celebrating all things spring was no exception! As one of our longest-running partners, Bubbles Academy consistently puts on fantastic events that bring smiles to children’s faces, and this year’s egg hunt was a perfect example of their dedication to creating memorable experiences for families.

Our talented photographer, Cameron, had a wonderful time photographing the excitement and laughter at the event. The Bubbles Academy team transformed their space into a colorful, festive wonderland filled with hidden eggs, cheerful decorations, and plenty of fun activities for the little ones.

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The children were thrilled as they searched high and low for the colorful eggs, their baskets filling up with their prized findings. It was heartwarming to see the determination and excitement on their faces as they navigated the egg hunt, encouraged by their parents and the supportive Bubbles Academy staff.

This image shows a young child, who appears to be a toddler, crawling on the floor. The child is wearing a long-sleeved blue top and dark pants, with light-colored socks. They are reaching out towards what seems to be a toy egg or ball.

In addition to the egg hunt, the event featured engaging activities that kept the children entertained and smiling from ear to ear. From arts and crafts, and live music performances to fun games, there was no shortage of laughter and joy throughout the day.

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We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the incredible team at Bubbles Academy for organizing yet another unforgettable event. Your dedication to creating magical experiences for children and families is truly inspiring, and we are honored to be your long-term photography partner.

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To all the families who attended the Bubble Egg Hunt, thank you for allowing us to capture these precious moments for you. We hope that the photos we’ve taken will serve as a beautiful reminder of the joy and wonder your children experienced at this special event.

If you’re looking for a talented family event photographer in the Chicago area, we’d love to work with you! Contact TK Photography Chicago today to discuss capturing your own family’s special moments.

Once again, a huge thank you to Bubbles Academy for your partnership and for creating such a memorable celebration of all things spring for the children and families in our community. See you at the next event!

Event Details:

Bubbles Academy

Bubbles Academy Arts-Integrated Preschool
2184 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60614


Event Name: Bubbles Egg Hunt!

Event Date: March 23, 2024

Photographer: Cameron

Photography Type: Event Photography


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Capture Every Moment: Hire Our Children’s Photography Services for Your Child’s Birthday Party in Chicago

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5 Reasons to hire a professional photographer for your child’s birthday party

As parents ourselves, we understand that you want to capture every moment of your child’s birthday party. It’s a special day for them, and it’s important to have those memories to look back on in the years to come. However, trying to take photos yourself can be a challenge, and you may end up missing out on some of the moments that you wanted to capture. That’s where we come in – as a children’s photographer in Chicago, we provide a solution to this problem by offering professional photography services for your child’s birthday party.

A mom and Birthday boy at a party photographed by TK Photography Chicago
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You are IN the Photos

One of the greatest advantages to hiring us for your child’s birthday party is that you can be in the photos too! We understand how important it is to capture these special moments with everyone who made the day extra special, including you. When you’re helping manage the event and making sure everything goes smoothly, it can be difficult to make sure you’re also in the photos with your child. That’s why we make capturing these moments of everyone a priority, so that you won’t miss out on being in the memories too. This way, you and your child can look back on those special memories for years to come. We want to make sure that you have all the photographs you need to remember this special day for years to come!

Children celebrating at a party photographed by TK Photography Chicago
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Get professional photos to last a lifetime

Another benefit of hiring us is the quality of the photos you’ll receive. While cell phone photos can be convenient, they often end up being blurry or low-quality, especially in a party environment where there may be low light or a lot of movement. Our professional photography equipment and experience mean that we’re able to capture high-quality photos that really capture the essence of the party. We know how to work with different lighting and environments to ensure that you get photos that you’ll love.

Limbo line at a party photographed by TK Photography
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Let go of the stress of trying to photograph yourself

Finally, by hiring us, you get to enjoy the party without worrying about taking photos. As a parent, it’s natural to want to capture everything, but that can also mean that you end up spending the whole party with a camera in your hand, trying to make sure you get everything. When you hire us, you can relax and enjoy the party with your child and family, knowing that we’re taking care of capturing the memories for you. This way, you can really be present in the moment, rather than worrying about taking photos.

Family gathering around the birthday girl at a party Photographed by TK Photography
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Let Your Photographer Friends and Family Enjoy the Party

Your friends and family are probably talented photographers who would love to take your photos—but they may not always produce results that match the quality of a professional. Additionally, having those closest to you take photos can detract from their experience at the party.  Instead of burdening them with the responsibility (or guilt!) of having to take photos, allow them to fully enjoy themselves.

With a professional photographer on board, you can rest easy knowing that your special moments will be captured without disrupting any personal relationships. Professional photographers are adept at capturing events and know the best angles and timing for optimal results.

Plus, with a professional photographer you can be sure that your friend will be in the photos too! They’ll thank you for entrusting a pro rather than forcing them to step away and take pictures.

Micky and Mini at a party photographed by TK Photography Chicago
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Pros have valuable experience and relationships

The kids’ party industry is a fun and exciting field to be in as a professional photographer. We have an understanding of the flow of every event, thanks to our experience working with venues similar to yours before (After shooting parties for over 13 years, there is probably a good chance that someone on our team has shot AT your venue). We understand how to capture performers and vendors in a way that shows off their work and the entire experience. Plus, due to our frequent work in the industry, we often know performers and vendors personally. This means that we can take great shots of your event from a personal perspective as well. With years of experience, our photography team will be sure to capture all the special moments of your kid’s party in an extraordinary way! 

Overall, hiring a professional photographer for your child’s birthday party is a great way to ensure that you get high-quality photos that capture all of the special moments of the day. By working with us, you can be sure that you’ll get photos that you’ll treasure for years to come, and that you’ll be able to enjoy the party without worrying about taking photos yourself. We understand the importance of capturing these memories, and we’re committed to providing you with beautiful photos that will allow you to look back on this special day with joy and nostalgia.

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Thomas - Chicago Birthday Party Photographer

Meet Thomas, a Chicago-based professional photographer with over 13 years of experience capturing beautiful moments for families. Throughout his career, Thomas has dedicated himself to providing families with stunning photographs that capture the essence of their love and togetherness. His work has been published in various publications, and he has won several awards for his outstanding magazine photography work.

With over 3,000 photography sessions under his belt, Thomas has established himself as a highly experienced and sought-after family photographer in the industry. He is widely recognized for his exceptional skills in capturing candid moments and creating timeless family portraits that families can cherish for generations. You can check out his family photography portfolio here.