By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– The San Bernardino County Museum will host “Get Ready for the Great California ShakeOut,” on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, featuring the county’s Seismic Simulator and other earthquake preparedness activities and vendors.
“The county museum is committed to educating our community about the importance of earthquake preparedness, and to promoting the annual Great California ShakeOut so everyone is ready for the inevitable Big One,” said Melissa Russo, museum director.
The Great California ShakeOut is an annual drill, this year scheduled at 10:20 a.m. on Oct. 20. Schools, business, government agencies, and individuals will Drop, Cover, and Hold On to practice how to react during an earthquake. The County Museum is holding “Get Ready for the Great ShakeOut” on the Saturday before the statewide drill to increase awareness. Tweet your photos using #SBCShakeOut and the County share them on social media.
Get Ready for the ShakeOut and the County Museum’s other exciting events and exhibits reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.