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The steel beams were delivered on site and crews got right to work assembling the building’s steel structure.

Steller's Jay on a branch

Do bird populations living on different mountain ranges evolve independently of one another?

2016 Canoe Journey Alki Beach landing

In celebration of Native American Heritage month, we’ve pulled together some facts and helpful resources.

New Burke construction crews are making steady progress despite the dreary fall weather and the walls of the lower level are nearly complete.

Jadeite Adze in Wood

This stone woodcarving adze—broken and embedded in a piece of cedar—is unlike most items in our archaeological collections. 

Tiny microfossil teeth

Studying microfossil teeth of the Sagebrush Vole from Washington state to understand a pattern of evolution.

Red-flanked bluetail

A rare Asian songbird was far off course last December when it fatally struck a window on Lopez Island.

Concrete mixer trucks have been cycling through the site, pouring more than 1,900,000 pounds of concrete to-date.

Crews recently installed a viewing platform to provide a place for curious people of all ages to stop and watch the construction progress.

Researcher collecting fossils in Antarctica

Burke paleontologists travel to Antarctica to collect 250-million-year-old fossils from the Triassic period.

Green Darner Dragonfly specimen

Did you know that the Washington state insect is the Green Darner Dragonfly?

The traditional jukung in the Burke's offsite storage.

The Burke Museum has a traditional jukung in its Culture collections, but until recently its origins were a mystery.

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