When

Opening 19 July

Location

Gallery 3

Audience

Everyone

Earthquake House is returning to Questacon on 19 July 2024, reimagined to reflect our world today.

Simulated earthquakes have been an iconic part of the Questacon experience since the Centre opened in 1988. Now, 35 years later this fantastic experience has been brought to life again, for the next generation.

This immersive and memorable experience uses state-of-the-art special effects, to simulate what an earthquake would be like if it were to occur in the Canberra Region. 

Come experience the science of earthquakes while you make new memories at Earthquake House. 

Things to know

  • The duration of this experience is 5 minutes.
  • Earthquake House has a capacity of 12-16 people per session.
  • The experience will simulate a 5.8 magnitude earthquake.
  • This exhibit was developed in collaboration with Geoscience Australia to create an authentic experience of Australia's biggest earthquakes.
  • Entry is included with the purchase of general admission to Questacon.

History of Earthquake House:

  • 1980
  • 2000
  • 2010
  • 2020

1988

2001

2014

2023

2024