Feeling the heat at the 2015 DEVORA, Auckland Heritage Festival event by Elaine Smid.

Rock, Roll, and Erupt: The Earthquake and Volcano Laboratory

FreeAccessibleFamily activitiesCentral Auckland

Sunday 1 October, 10am-2pm


Commerce A Building 114, University of Auckland, City campus

24 Princes Street, Auckland Central

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No bookings required




Come learn why the earth quakes and bakes and how you can survive the next earthquake or volcanic eruption at The Earthquake and Volcano Laboratory.

You will be able to:

  • create and 'see' your own earthquakes
  • pull the pin on an eruption
  • pit your marshmallow house against an earthquake
  • make a rock float
  • create a lava flow
  • talk to real earthquake and volcano scientists.

This event is for kids and kids-at-heart of all ages and is sponsored by The University of Auckland, Auckland Council and The Earthquake Commission.

Participating outreach groups include those from QuakeCoRE, the Auckland University Geoscience Association, and the Determining Volcanic Risk in Auckland (DEVORA) research programme.

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