Burke Blog

The Burke Museum is working with researchers from Coastal Raptors to aid in conservation efforts for Washington's coastal raptors. 

Read how the remarkable find of 5 species of critically endangered tree frogs will influence Mexico's conservation efforts for its rare frog species!.

Burke archaeologists are working to preserve ancestral artifacts owned by the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe in the North Cascades. 

Model of a traditional Coast Salish longhouse

The roofline of the New Burke was inspired by the traditional structures of the Coast Salish people, the first people of Puget Sound.

UW Pacific Islander students used their experience as Burke researchers to decode Oceanic objects and traditions in Disney's Moana

Read about the Burke's research into what the future holds for spiders and other species in forest areas cleared for logging.

Read about Susumu Tomiya's use of photos of tiny teeth samples in his research to discover the prehistoric origins of modern-day carnivores.

Learn about the Burke’s expedition to Hell Creek and their remarkable discovery of a baby Triceratops frill.

Learn about Burke curator Sharlene Santana's research in Costa Rica about the unique dynamic between short-tailed fruit bats and New World pepper plants.

Columbia River at Kennewick

Information about the remains known as Kennewick Man/The Ancient One, one of the oldest and most complete skeletons found in North America. 

Dig into the excavations of Burke curator Christian Sidor's team and their discovery of fossils of early carnivorous dinosaurs. 

Learn about the Burke's research on the coastal-tailed frog, one of the specimens on display in our Wild Nearby exhibit.

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