Rocks are fun! A scientist shows rock samples to two children
Photo by Elaine Smid, 2016

'Rocks, Pops, and Quakes': Hands-on volcanoes and earthquakes

FreeAccessibleFamily activitiesCentral Auckland

Sunday 7 October, 10am-2pm


University of Auckland

Central City Campus, Commerce A, Building 114, Auckland Central

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Have you ever found a rock and wondered what it was? Want to know why some buildings stand up in an earthquake and others fall down? Or why some volcanoes erupt with lava flows and some with huge explosions?

Take part in fun volcano-related experiments and see examples of explosive and oozing eruption styles. Learn about earthquakes and the engineering that goes into keeping buildings up. Talk to volcanologists, seismologists, and engineers from The University of Auckland and ask any questions you have about volcanoes, earthquakes, minerals and rocks. All ages of kids and kids-at-heart are welcome!

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