A rehearsal for the New Burke
Construction is underway on the New Burke, a flagship museum of natural history and culture for Washington state opening in 2019. Unlike other museums, where the public is on one side of the wall and collections and research are on the other, the New Burke will invite you to see and be part of discoveries as they happen.
In Testing, Testing, 1-2-3: Work in Progress, see the behind-the-scenes work of getting ready for the New Burke—like preparing a massive T. rex skull, and packing fragile artifacts and specimens—and get a sneak peek of objects coming out of storage for display in the new museum.
Snapshots of Work in Progress:
Each day for 30 days we’re sharing snapshots of what’s happening in our Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Work in Progress exhibit as we prepare for the New Burke. Follow along using #burkesnapshots and visit us today to see the work in progress!
Last summer, Burke paleontologists discovered a 3,000-lb Tyrannosaurus rex skull! Watch live in Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Work in Progress as scientists carefully remove rock and reveal more of the skull each day. Learn more.