National Fossil Day & Great Shake OutOctober 16 · 9:30 am to 8:30 pmFree & [...]
October 16 · 9:30 am to 8:30 pm
Free & open to the public
In celebration of Earth Science week, the Museum will present hands-on, science activities relating to earthquakes and fossils. Activities will include testing building designs on a shake table, seismic experiments, making rubbings with real fossils, and interacting with scientists.
Special events will include an international earthquake drill at 10:16 am, a special fossil displays from 5:00-7:00 pm, and a talk entitled Central U.S. Earthquakes: What We Know and What to Expect given by Robert Bauer from the Illinois State Geological Survey at 7:00 pm.
(Thursday) 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Illinois State Museum
502 S. Spring St., Springfield, IL