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thomas carr stands next to the t. rex skull while studying it closely

Paleontologist Thomas Carr, a leading expert on Tyrannosaurus rex, visited from Carthage College to take a closer look at Tufts-Love Rex.

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.

Washington state's first dinosaur fossil is the last object to move from the former Burke Museum and into the New Burke.

Scientists have just discovered the newest member of that family—an iguana-sized reptile whose name means “Antarctic king.”

Smithsonian scientists name a new species of fossil whale from the Burke Museum collection after Burke Curator Dr. Elizabeth Nesbitt.

Seated paleontologist working on a T. rex skull

Burke Museum paleontologists continue work on the rare T. rex skull, recently finding that all jaw and skull bones are there.

Group of paleontologists posing for a photo

In search for answers to the most colossal extinction on earth, Dr. Brandon Peecook and his team travel to Zambia to collect fossils.

Twenty-five years ago, the film Jurassic Park appeared on the big screen along with the famous fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex.

They've made many trips to the Burke Museum to see the T. rex this past year and formed a special friendship with the fossil preparators along the way.

A Burke Museum team recently returned from a research expedition to Antarctica—one of the most difficult places to do fieldwork in the world.

An articulated smilodon cast showing off their giant teeth

Be sure to say hello to the new saber-toothed cat and giant ground sloth in the Life and Times of Washington State exhibit on your next visit!

An illustration of Wimahl chinookensis.

Meet Wimahl chinookensis, a new species of fossil dolphin that lived about 18 million years ago in the waters of the Pacific Northwest.

Michelle Stocker, Sterling Nesbitt and Ken Angielczyk conduct fieldwork in Tanzania in 2015.

UW paleontologists and geologists, including Burke curator Christian Sidor, have uncovered new fossils in Zambia and Tanzania.

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