ShakeOut 2023: Earthquake Education

Past Event

Get ready to ShakeOut! Sunnylands and participating schools and organizations are helping to spread awareness about the science of earthquakes, earthquake safety, and preparation.

Held annually on the third Thursday in October, this year's International ShakeOut Day is on October 19, when millions of people worldwide will participate in earthquake drills and help spread the word about earthquake safety.

From 8:30 am to noon, several local organizations will be at Sunnylands Center & Gardens sharing valuable earthquake safety resources, free of charge.

  • Cathedral City Elementary School students will explore the on-site resources and participate in an earthquake preparedness scavenger hunt around the Center & Gardens.
  • Animal Samaritans will share details on how pet owners can prepare for an earthquake.
  • The Coachella Valley Disaster Preparedness Network (CVDPN) will provide resources in English and Spanish.
  • The Rancho Mirage Emergency Preparedness Commission will share information regarding its emergency response program and will hand out Rocket Rules workbooks that highlight emergency and safety information geared toward children from three to nine years of age.
  • Earthquake preparedness information, including a large map of area fault lines, will be found throughout the Center & Gardens.

For more information on earthquake safety, please click here.

Families are encouraged to participate. Programming is appropriate for homeschoolers.

Parking and admission are free. Reservations are not required.

Sunnylands Center & Gardens
37977 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Program changes may require the cancellation or rescheduling of some events. Outdoor programs may be canceled or modified due to weather conditions, including rain, lightning, or strong winds.

For information, please call 760-202-2254 or email