Tsunami Wave Tank

Tsunami waves carry a tremendous amount of energy across long distances. Scientists try to explain and predict tsunamis by studying wave behavior—and one of their tools is the wave tank. In the exhibit’s 30-foot wave tank, unleash your own custom wave (tsunami or regular ocean) and investigate its impact on different coastal environments. Use a high-speed camera to record and play back the wave activity to learn about its energy and how it moves differently across different coastlines.