The Burke Museum’s pivoting window wall is a massive, human-powered architectural feature that will open the café space to the outdoors.
Twenty-five years ago, the film Jurassic Park appeared on the big screen along with the famous fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex.
They've made many trips to the Burke Museum to see the T. rex this past year and formed a special friendship with the fossil preparators along the way.
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People + Cultures
Researcher Ashley Pickard visits the Burke Museum to study shoe samples from the Japanese Gulch archaeological site.
Archaeologist Chris Yamamoto visits the Burke to view artifacts found in the Japanese Gulch.
Researcher Ana Bedoya Ovalle returns to Colombia to collect and study river-weed plants in South America.
Herbarium researcher Mark Darrach helped discovered a new plant species – and plans to auction off the right to name it.
A new species of goby was discovered while being chased by an invasive lionfish outside of Curacao.
Northwest Native Art
A groundbreaking project to reestablish traditional dugout canoe culture among their five Inland Northwest member tribes.
Tsimshian artist David A. Boxley’s journey to replicate a feast dish in the Burke Museum collection.
UW paleontologists and geologists, including Burke curator Christian Sidor, have uncovered new fossils in Zambia and Tanzania.
Visiting researcher Dr. Robert Bossenecker recently discovered a new species of prehistoric seal in the Burke’s paleontology collection.
A Burke Museum team recently returned from a research expedition to Antarctica—one of the most difficult places to do fieldwork in the world.
The “Pocket Bats!” outreach program uses augmented reality to allow people to hold replicas of bat skulls in the palm of their hand.
Meet Wimahl chinookensis, a new species of fossil dolphin that lived about 18 million years ago in the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
The Herbarium helps to solve a mysterious discovery—in ski boots of all places!