The Bay Area was quite literally shaped by earthquakes, and will continue to be until the end of time. Immerse yourself in this fascinating, and sometimes frightening, natural phenomenon at the Cal Academy of Sciences' Earthquake, the museum's new exhibit and planetarium show.

You'll experience high-magnitude jolts in an earthquake simulator, meet live ostrich chicks wh will demonstrate, with their cuteness, how earthquakes have contributed to the diversity of life on Earth, and discover how shifting tectonic plates move continents, build mountains and create the landscape in which life evolves. Visit the exhibit's People Prepare section to learn how to build an earthquake emergency kit of your own, and much more.

Prepare to be moved!