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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.

Analyzing the limited samples of the oviraptorosaur to answer lingering questions about this species' growth and anatomy.

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.

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