The Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown will be celebrating the history and future of Mack Trucks with a new permanent exhibit that will be unveiled next week.
Lin Erickson, center executive director and CEO, welcomed the exhibit, calling Mack one of the most iconic companies in the nation. Mack was headquartered in Allentown until 2009 and trucks still are manufactured at a plant in Macungie.
"We are thrilled that Mack Trucks, one of America's most enduring, innovative and popular brands, has teamed with the Da Vinci Science Center to provide a powerful and engaging experience," she said.
Officials from the company will be at the center Oct. 30 for a reception for Mack employees, where they will introduce a "Built Like a Mack Truck" design and game simulator.
The exhibit also will include a life-sized Mack Truck cab that visitors to the center can sit in and pretend to drive.
Spokesman Dennis Zehner said this is the first of a number of permanent exhibits that the center will introduce throughout this "Year of Innovation." The 12-month project through next September highlights eastern Pennsylvania's innovators of today; seeks to inspire its innovators of tomorrow; and promotes the skills that drive all scientific and technical careers.
Da Vinci Science Center is at 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown.