Children, young people, school classes and families are welcome to visit us! Discover the world of Emil Wiechert and learn why earthquakes occur.
On 17 August 2014, we had a nice event entitled Earthquake Station for young people: experiencing mini-earthquakes up-close, hands-on activities for young and old, games and much more!
Download the info flyer here.
Discover the Earthquake Station
How did seismographs measure earthquakes 100 years ago and what does a modern high-tech seismograph look like? Witness how the earth is quaking when a 4-tonne steel ball is dropped onto the ground from a height of 14 metres. And how is astronomical time measured? Here you can become an expert! continue
Our Earth is “itching”
Have a look into the Earth’s interior! Here you can learn how huge tectonic plates move and rub against each other – resulting in earthquakes. continue
Why do earthquakes occur?
Who invented the “Richter magnitude scale”? Do earthquakes also occur in Göttingen? Become an earthquake expert and experience first-hand when the Earth is “itching”. continue