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Annual events include Bug Blast, Learning from Archaeology, Dinosaur Day, and more. Fun for the whole family!

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Birds at the Burke

Sat., Oct. 10, 2015 | 10 am – 4 pm

Flock to the Burke for a fun-filled day celebrating all things feathered! See hundreds of specimens, watch as scientists prepare birds for research and get birding tips from local experts.


  • Meet eight-year-old Gabi Mann and see her collection of “gifts” from local crows
  • See live ornamental birds and learn about raising pheasants, ducks and more
  • Test your bird IQ with “Birding Jeopardy”
  • "From the Arctic to the Andes," beautiful birds and beautiful places of the Americas with renowned photographer Paul Bannick
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Meet the Mammals

Sat., Nov. 14, 2015 | 10 am – 4 pm

Ever wanted to touch a bat? Or get close to a tiger? Meet hundreds of specimens from the Burke Museum’s extraordinary mammalogy collection.

Meet the Mammals is the only opportunity of the year for visitors to see hundreds of specimens from the mammalogy collection on display. There will be hands-on activities for the whole family; many of the specimens can be held or touched. Mammal experts are on hand all day long to answer questions and talk about the amazing diversity of mammals!