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The massive T. rex skull jacket presented quite a unique challenge. That's where the "Rex Rack" comes in.

Fossil preparator Bruce Crowley sits on the ground while excavating a large T. rex rib bone

What else was hiding in those dusty hills? The team headed back out to find more of the T. rex this summer.

The Sugpiat community’s traditional Angyaaq boat is reconstructed and leaves shore for the first time in over a century.

The New Burke on June 3, 2017

The exterior of the New Burke is really coming together, and with it comes the installation of siding!

Burke Museum visitors examine the blanket found to contain woolly dog fur.

A small tear in a blanket revealed a rare piece of history hiding in plain sight.

There is one less crane in the Seattle skyline after crews removed the 39-meter-tall crane from the New Burke construction site.

Artist Aaron Parker painting

Aaron Parker's and Chris Cunningham's premiered their live art performance, ƛ’ix̌aq: Animal Skin, at the Burke Museum

Flying squirrel in tree

For hundreds of years, a species of flying squirrel was hiding right under (actually, above) our noses.

A new species of goby was discovered while being chased by an invasive lionfish outside of Curacao.

One year ago today, on May 18, 2016, we held our groundbreaking ceremony to officially kickoff construction of the New Burke Museum.

flowering purple butterfly bush

Graduate student John Chau discovers the origin of the Butterfly-bush, a familiar flowering plant in the Seattle area.

At the Burke, we have a lot of big dreams—from discovering a T. rex to inspiring the next generation of paleontologists, weavers, conservationists and scientists.

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