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Our newest traveling exhibition, When the Earth Shakes, focuses on the science of earthquakes and how scientists and engineers work together to make the world a safer place.
Families are invited to explore the science of earthquakes and earthquake engineering through exciting and engaging interactive exhibits. Go for a high score as you jump on the platform to match a historic seismogram on Quake Karaoke.
The Seismic Monitor updates hourly to display the hundreds of global earthquakes that occur every week. Try your hand at Puzzled Earth by matching the Earth’s tectonic plates before time runs out and the puzzle pieces fall.
Spin through geologic history with Plates in Motion, an engaging and beautiful high-definition video display. Kids can even become an earthquake engineer as they design and build structures that withstand earthquakes at a Shake Table.
In the Earthquake Theater, you can watch fast-paced videos of real engineers working to make our world safer, including Cornell University engineers testing the flexibility of pipelines to withstand tremors.
When the Earth Shakes is at Minnesota Discovery Center from May 17 through September 1st. Now’s your chance to come down to shake things up!