Burke Museum staff and volunteers carefully transport Washington state's first dinosaur fossil—the last object moved out of the former Burke Museum building and into the New Burke.
Photo: Charissa Soriano/Burke Museum. Fossil: Courtesy of Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission – Sucia Island State Park.
In May 2012, Burke Museum paleontologists discovered a dinosaur fossil at Sucia Island State Park, making it the first dinosaur fossil ever found in Washington state. This FIRST dinosaur fossil (nicknamed Suciasaurus) was recently part of another big moment for the Burke team—it has now made its way to the New Burke, making it the LAST object moved out of the old building.
As we gear up for opening in fall, we're working hard to unpack objects in the new collections spaces, fabricate and install exhibits and complete the landscaping surrounding the New Burke.
Fossil: Courtesy of Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission – Sucia Island State Park.