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Free First Thursday: Shift Happens—The Science of Seattle’s Earthquakes

Thursday, August 1, 2019
10 am – 8 pm

Learn about the history and science of Seattle’s earthquakes, what the City is doing to reduce damages, and how you can make your home and family safer!

Register your own earthquake on a real seismometer and speak with regional earthquake experts from FEMA Region 10, the City of Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. Come early for earthquake story time, and stay late to learn how indigenous legends and stories have helped in preparing for disasters.

Schedule of events:

All day: Seismic Cultures: Imagining Alternatives interactive display in the Microsoft Lakefront Pavilion

All day: Speak with regional earthquake experts from FEMA Region 10, the City of Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network in the Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium

10 am–5 pm: Take part in the Seismic Design Challenge in the Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium

10 am–5 pm: Understanding Unreinforced Masonry Buildings film screenings in the Joshua Green Foundation Theater

10 am–6 pm: Register your own earthquake on a real seismometer with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network on the Boeing Community Terrance

11 am: Earthquake story time in the Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium

6 pm: Early Warnings from Ancient Stories: The Legacy of Native Myths and Stories in Earthquake Preparedness with Calvin Bray in the Joshua Green Foundation Theater

Free First Thursday: On the first Thursday of each month, general admission to MOHAI’s permanent exhibits is free all day long! Free admission includes: True Northwest: The Seattle Journey and the Bezos Center for Innovation.

Seattle Style: Fashion/Function special exhibit price during Free First Thursday: $15 adults, $13 students/military/seniors, and free for youth 14 and under when accompanied by a chaperone.

For disability accommodations, please contact programs@mohai.org two weeks prior to the event.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: Free

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