Activities & Events
School Days - After the Quake
San Francisco Parks and Recreation
The Randall Museum’s Exhibit Hall will be transformed into a tented schoolroom reminiscent of those set up in Golden Gate Park after the earthquake. Museum visitors will get a chance to learn hands-on how the children of 1906 went back to school without a schoolhouse, desks, and books.
The exhibit includes:
- interactive natural science displays
- period artifacts depicting the inventions and great innovations of the time, including a:
- a zoetrope movie-viewer
- a Wright Bros. model airplane
- a working telegraph with which visitors can send messages from one side of the exhibit to the other
- a full-scale replica of a 1906 earthquake refugee shack, one of many that provided shelter for some of the 250,000 San Francisco residents displaced by the quake and fires.
- interactive components exploring the science of earthquakes and the shaky ground we live on
- a working seismograph, which records the latest seismic activity
- a seismometer, where kids can ‘Make-a-Quake’ by jumping near the instrument to see how it registers
- a model of the Hayward Fault that demonstrates plate tectonics
On display April 15 - October 21, 2006
Tue - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
199 Museum Way
San Francisco, CA 94114
Depicts what life was like for kids and families after the quake & fire.
General public. Families. Free event. Donations welcome!
Randall Museum, (415) 554-9600