Burke Blog

Megapode at night

Megapodes cleverly harness environmental heat sources to incubate their eggs.

Washington's first dinosaur fossil gives insight into what the west coast was like 80 million years ago.

Lou-ann Neel holds a model totem carved by her grandfather in the culture collections

The Burke is dedicated to collaborating with diverse Native populations, sharing collections and learning together. 

Danny carefully glues parts on a pump drill as John Timu looks on.

Danny Shelton builds a stronger connection to his heritage and inspires his fellow classmates to pursue their own cultural research.

The Burke Museum received a Thrive by Five grant to grow our offsite BurkeMobile programs and reach our littlest learners.

A chance encounter on a windy day leads to the discovery of a new spider habitat. 

The updated 50th anniversary edition of Bill Holm’s definitive book on northern Northwest Coast art.

The water-logged tusk was encased in plaster

Seattle is abuzz after construction workers find an unexpected guest from the ice age.

Liolaemus and Rainbow

Studying hybrid zones offers a unique view into the evolutionary processes that either generate or extinguish species.

Outside Red Mill Totem Fish and Chips.

Despite its popularity, the identity of the carvers who made the poles has been misrepresented for years. 

Bruce Alfred takes a closer look at the mask

We look back at what we’ve learned about the Native mask that inspired the original Seattle Seahawks logo in the past year.

Photo of bricks on the sidewalk after the 2001 Nisqually earthquake

Seismologists are predicting a catastrophic earthquake in the Pacific Northwest. Here's how you can prepare. 

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