Family Programs

march, 2018

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22mar(mar 22)12:00 pm24(mar 24)5:00 pmQuake Cottage12:00 pm - 5:00 pm (24)


22 (Thursday) 12:00 pm - 24 (Saturday) 5:00 pm

Event Details

An earthquake simulator will be rumbling into the Museum Parking Lot March 22, 23 & 24 as part of our Shake, Rattle, and Roll earthquake preparedness exhibition. The Quake Cottage Earthquake Simulator provides a safe yet realistic experience of the intense shaking that can occur during an earthquake. The Quake Cottage will be at the Museum for three days only and will be open daily from NOON–5:00 PM.

The Quake Cottage is a tiny home mounted on a trailer that mimics the shaking you would experience during an earthquake. The simulator replicates a living room to demonstrate steps you can take to prevent injury and prevent damage to personal property before an earthquake happens. Strap yourself in and experience an earthquake, or watch from outside through a large window while the simulator is in operation.

The Quake Cottage program is funded in partnership with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Visits to the Quake Cottage are admission-free. The exhibition Shake, Rattle, and Roll, continues in the Museum’s Center of History and Science through April 15.