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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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Fold the Flock

Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 – Mon., Sept. 1, 2014 | 10 am –  5 pm

September 1, 2014 marks the 100-year anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger pigeon, once the most populous bird in North America. Martha, the last survivor of the species passed away in the Cincinnati Zoo on September 1, 1914. Join us to commemorate the anniversary, participate in "Fold the Flock," and see the Burke's Passenger pigeon specimen, during Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, August 30 – Monday, September 1.

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Bug Blast

Sun., Sept. 21, 2014 | 10 am – 4 pm

Buzz on by the Burke as thousands of specimens fly, inch, or crawl to the museum for this favorite annual family event. Examine bugs of all kinds from the Burke’s collections, learn about beneficial bugs, enjoy buggy music, and more!

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Mammoth Mania

Fri., Oct. 10, 2014 – Sun., Oct. 12, 2014 | 10 am –  5 pm

Say farewell to LuLu’s tusk before it goes behind the scenes—we’re sending her off in style with a celebration of mammoth proportions! See a full mammoth skeleton and the oldest mammoth tooth in Seattle, and sign LuLu’s cast before her tusk goes behind the scenes for conservation.