As storehouses of scientific information, museums help unravel the complexity of the world we live in. While much has been learned, much remains to be discovered—especially about the earth and life along the Pacific margin. With over 15 million specimens and artifacts, Burke collections assure that research and discoveries will continue for generations.
Explore Your World
Interactive map of Burke research.
View Burke Museum publications.
Meet Seattle's spider expert, and test your "Spider IQ."
Preserving the record of past human history.
Native American art and artifacts. Cultural heritage comes alive.
Frozen tissue specimens from birds and mammals aid researchers.
Gems and crystals are on display in the galleries.
Collections focus on Pacific Northwest plants, fungi, lichens, and algae.
Field guides to reptiles and amphibians of Washington.
The Burke Museum Fish Collection at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.
Malacology is the study of the Mollusca (mollusks or molluscs).
Online guide to the mammals of Washington. Plus, learn what mammalogists do.
Bird collections inspire scientific discoveries.
Dinosaurs and other fossils tell the story of past life forms.
Your portal to natural and cultural history of Washington.