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New Burke construction site

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

At the Burke, we have a lot of big dreams—from discovering a T. rex to inspiring the next generation of paleontologists, weavers, conservationists and scientists.

The New Burke celebrated the completion of the building's steel frame with the traditional "Topping Out" ceremony in early February 2017.

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

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.

Watercolor rendering of the New Burke exterior view looking west.

The University of Washington’s Board of Regents formally approved our plans to break ground on the New Burke.

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