Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Toyota | posted June 21, 2016 09:27
These include an ambulance, fire engine and even a forklift
Emergency-response vehicles elicit a huge amount of fascination from kids, which is why Toyota Motor Corporation is giving elementary students free entrance to their museum featuring vehicles with special-purpose and industrial roles located at the second floor of the company’s main building in Nagakute City, Aichi Prefecture.
The 10th staging of the Toyota Automobile Museum begins on July 16 until November 27, 2016 in the newly refurbished and bigger ‘exhibition zone’ that now allows children to not only look around the vehicles but actually get in all of them to get the full experience of being inside these vehicles. Elementary students get free admission between July 16 to August 31 only.
All Toyota-manufactured, the six vehicles include a patrol car, fire engine, ambulance, JAF Disaster Response Command Vehicle, Road service car and a forklift. The museum will also hold a special demonstration of these vehicles in action on separate dates during the exhibition.
Museumgoers will be able to use a special ‘Investigator Notebooks’ written in both Japanese and English that will contain information about the six vehicles. Children will learn about the ‘roles and functions of vehicles used for special jobs’ as well as the high amount of skill necessary to operate these various vehicles.
Other events open to the public include the Vehicle Picture Book Library Room which contains vehicle-related picture books with a special focus on cars plus guided tours of the permanent exhibits hosted by curators.