California Shakeout

Be prepared, not scared!

The focus is on earthquakes in October, when groups throughout California raise awareness about earthquake safety. Come shake, rattle and roll with us and check out our earthquake education programs throughout the month!

Great California ShakeOut! at Birch Aquarium

Join Birch Aquarium for the largest-ever earthquake drill in California and stay for a day of activities about seismic science. Design and construct your own building and test its ability to withstand an earthquake, test your knowledge of earthquake preparedness with an interactive game, and get moving and shaking with the Quake Catcher game from Scripps scientists.

At 10:15 a.m., millions of Californians will "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" in The Great California ShakeOut!, the state's largest earthquake drill ever. Earthquakes can happen anywhere in California.

Included with aquarium admission.