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Terrestrial Gartersnake

Terrestrial gartersnakes are found in southwestern Canada and western United States.

Paleontologists prepare the plaster field jacket on a T. rex skull

Burke Museum paleontologists discovered a T. rex in Montana, including a very complete skull.

Rockfishes

Researchers are uncovering new insights about the early stages of life for several Puget Sound fishes.

The tower crane that will lift all building materials for the New Burke was recently installed!

Nearly 18,000 cubic yards of soil, asphalt and other material have been moved at the New Burke site.

Shovelnose canoes once again journey the Columbia River

A groundbreaking project to reestablish traditional dugout canoe culture among their five Inland Northwest member tribes.

Carlos Mauricio Peredo studying the 27-million-year-old-fossil whale in our Life & Times exhibit

The 27-million-year-old fossil whale on display in our Life & Times exhibit is officially a new species! 

Exploring how (and when) whales, dolphins and porpoises evolved the ability to efficiently swim through the water. 

Beginning this week, vehicles will haul away dirt from the New Burke construction site at night to avoid daytime traffic impacts.

Dr. Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, Curator of Northwest Native Art

The Burke Museum is pleased to welcome Dr. Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse as the new Curator of Northwest Native Art.

Since the New Burke Groundbreaking Celebration on May 18, crews have been busy clearing the site. 

Student scanning a mammoth skull.

The Burke Museum and College of Engineering are collaborating to scan and 3D print a large-scale mammoth.

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