Live too far away to bring your class to the museum? This special traveling program sends Burke educators and real museum objects to classrooms across the state, where students participate in hands-on, standards-based investigations of their natural and cultural heritage.
BurkeMobile brings Native American objects, real fossils, mammal skulls, and museum-prepared birds to your classroom, gymnasium, library—or whatever space works for you!
A fourth-grade student explores a hand-made drum.
Fourth graders talk about the natural resources available in the Pacific Northwest.
Some of our Burke Educators prepare to depart for Yakima.
Sixth graders in Forks, Wash., examine a bear skull and other objects from our Life Sciences collection.
Bellevue students learn how corn husks can be used to make bags.
Students use various materials to investigate natural resources and how they relate to Pacific Northwest culture.
These moccasins are part of our Living Traditions collection and lesson.
A sixth-grade student studies the details of a shell.
A thank-you note from a fifth-grader.
BurkeMobile programs augment classroom curriculum, stimulate curiosity, model new ways to learn, and create "ah-ha" moments your students will never forget. Choose from Earth Science, Life Science, or Arts & Cultural Heritage programs.
Recommended by teachers
My students enjoyed handling the artifacts ... Many of them do not have the opportunity to visit museums so it was a unique and eye-opening experience. Seventh-grade teacher
As a teacher I will use this experience as a springboard for writing/science/social studies all year long. It enabled my students to all have a common shared experience on which to build future learning.
Cost varies by distance and number of students. Please email or call for more information regarding cost and cost assistance opportunities.
The 2013-14 BurkeMobile program is supported in part by a generous grant from the Washington Women’s Foundation.