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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.

A local 10-year-old discovered a fossilized mammoth tooth while walking along the beach on Whidbey Island.

Female specimen of Zodarion rubidum from Gold Bar

Burke volunteers discover two spider families new to Washington state.

Northwestern Gartersnake

Northwestern gartersnakes are the smallest gartersnake species in Washington.

Common Gartersnake

Common Gartersnake coloration varies among localities.

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.

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