Researchers are turning to the Burke’s collection of fossil baleen whales from the Pacific Northwest to better understand how the largest creatures on earth evolved.
Welcome to Washington! How did a spider common in Europe make its way to Seattle? We may never know, but it appears to be here to stay.
We've had quite the year at the Burke Museum—from the discovery of Washington's first dinosaur to a Seahawks Super Bowl rally! Take a look back at a few of the highlights from 2015.
A study of the seasonal environmental changes influencing when Washington state birds breed and how many eggs they lay.
Working with communities to rebuild a traditional Native boat-building practice, bringing this knowledge back into a living context.
Totem poles are thought of as symbols of Seattle by many residents and visitors, but, in fact, the indigenous people of Washington state did not traditionally carve totems.
Ted Pietsch retired in July after 37 years as Burke Museum curator of fishes and professor in the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.
Graduate student Ethan Linck reflects on his first scientific collecting trip with the Burke ornithology team.
How hard can a bat bite, and why does it matter?
Alise D., a 6th-grader in Seattle, connected with female Burke and UW scientists to conduct hands-on experiments and participate in research.
The Native plant nursery at Oxbow Farm is growing Northwest Native plants in anticipation of the new Burke facility.