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Over the next three years, some 70,000 native plants will be grown for the New Burke landscape.

student researchers in the ethnology collections

They come from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, but have come together to change perceptions. 

New Burke construction site

New Burke construction is underway! Check this page for notable construction updates.

An extinct animal often cited as a ‘missing link’ between modern seals and their four-limbed, land-dwelling ancestors.

Carnivore fossils in the Burke Museum paleontology collection.

How does competition between species affect their long-term evolution?

Speakers and children posing during the groundbreaking ceremony

More than 500 people gathered on May 18 to celebrate breaking ground on the New Burke Museum.

Hmong community members look at embroidery details in the Burke collections

Students and community members of all ages connect with Hmong objects in the Burke collections.

open cabinet in the fish collection displaying thousands of preserved fish specimens

From preservation processes to cutting-edge research—the Burke Museum fish collection is a fascinating place to visit!

Woman kneeling on forest bed

How tiny fossilized plant particles in Costa Rica can be used to reconstruct past landscapes.

Bruce cuts into the cast containing the Columbian mammoth tus

We started removing the cast covering LuLu the Columbian mammoth's tusk to get a glimpse into its preservation.

Marshallese community members touch the jaki-ed in the Burke collection to connect with their ancestors

The March 1 ceremony was incredibly emotional, both for the Marshallese community, but also for many of the people who joined the Marshallese in solidarity.

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