When the Earth Shakes

Exhibition Name:
When the Earth Shakes
Description:

Hold on tight! Get ready for earthquakes and tsunamis! Jump on the Quake Karaoke platform and match an earthquake seismogram! Build your structure, set it on a “beach,” and launch a wave in the 16-ft Tsunami Tank! Then replay the impact in slow-mo and improve your design. Complete Puzzled Earth, the plate tectonic puzzle, before time runs out and the pieces fall! Spin through geologic time to make Earth’s continents move and re-form. Be an engineer as you design and build structures to withstand earthquakes on the Shake Table. Find out what engineers do to keep our world safer…When the Earth Shakes!

HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES:

  • Build a structure, then make waves crash on a "beach" in the 16 ft. "Tsunami Tank"! Replay the impact in slo-mo using a spin browser, then improve your design to withstand more powerful waves!
  • Jump, jump, JUMP on a platform to match an historic seismogram in "Quake Karaoke"!
  • Complete "Puzzled Earth," the plate tectonic puzzle, before time runs out and the pieces fall!
  • Spin through geologic history to see continents move and re-form!
  • See a real-time display showing the hundreds of earthquakes that have occurred over the past two weeks worldwide.
  • Watch fast-paced videos of real engineers working to make our world safer.
  • Be an earthquake engineer as you design and build structures to withstand earthquakes on the "Shake Table."

Designed for a family audience.

Category:
Science & Technology
Primarily Consists of:
Hands-On Activities
Cost:
$19,500 + 1 truck inbound shipping (includes technician for set-up)
Size:
1,200-1,400 sq. ft.
Venue duration:
3-1/2 months
Availability:
FALL 2021
Special Requirements:

Electricity; Insurance Value: $1,000,000; Deposit.

Previous Venues:
  • Minnesota Discovery Museum, Chisholm, MN
  • Gateway Science Museum, Chico, CA
  • McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord, NH
  • Center for Earth & Space Science Education, Tyler, TX
  • The Science Zone, Casper, WY
  • Long Island Children's Museum, Garden City, NY
  • Catawba Science Center, Hickory, NC
  • American Airlines Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Contact:
Sharon Smallwood
Address:
601 First St.
Ithaca, NY, 14850
USA
Phone:
607-272-0600 x128
Fax:
607-277-7469

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