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The Earthquake Space


Event schedule details

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June


Event location details

Point 22 on map

Princes Gardens

Create your own mini earthquake, build your own earthquake-resistant structure, and take part in the earthquake shaking challenge!

Earthquakes can cause huge amounts of shaking, so how do we build in places where we get lots of earthquakes without everything falling over? Think about what kinds of buildings can withstand earthquakes, build them, and test them on our shaking tables to see if yours can stand up to an earthquake. Find out about the latest developments in research, see seismometers used by earthquake scientists, and make your own earthquake to record on our seismometer!

Visitor information

This is a drop in event.

To plan your visit, you can download a copy of the timed events schedule and map (pdf) or see the printed programme (pdf)

To attend the Festival, please make sure to register for free. Registering is the only way to receive the latest Festival updates, a first look at the programme, and opportunities to book onto popular talks, creative workshops and tours.

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Event categories

  • Family with 12+
  • Family with 7+
  • Workshop