Big trucks accompanied by spicy chili is the draw of the special family activities Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center.

The Touch-A-Truck & Chili Cook-Off has a bit of something for young and old, the museum staff says.

“Get hands-on with some cool, larger-than-life vehicles during Touch-A-Truck,” museum staffers said, adding that children (and adults, too) can explore “how these trucks work, what purposes they serve, and climb inside a few.

“Also sample some of the finest chili from area competitors at the 10th annual Stamford Charity Chili Cookoff,” according to the museum.

The museum pointed out that the cookoff supports the Stamford Museum, as well as the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. For a suggested donation of $10 per person (ages 10 and over) or the donation of a bag of non-perishable food items, visitors will be able to sample each competitor’s chili and then vote for a favorite.

The museum, a not-for-profit organization, says events such as Sunday’s are part of its mission, which “is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art and popular culture, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history.”

Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford. Sunday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free, with gate admission, $10 donation per person (ages 10 and up) or the donation of a bag of non-perishable food items. 203-322-1646.