Exhibits

See the life before you

Featured Exhibit

More of the "Tufts-Love" T. rex skull will be revealed every day.

Date:
August 12, 2017June 30, 2018
 

Exhibit Closing Soon!

Celebrate the work of the University of Washington Natural Science Illustration Class of 2017.

Date:
July 6, 2017January 14, 2018
 
Current Exhibit

Come learn with Burke experts and see the behind-the-scenes work of getting ready for the New Burke.

Date:
June 17, 2017June 10, 2018
Display

Brace yourselves, dino-lovers: Burke Museum paleontologists have discovered the first dinosaur fossil ever found in Washington state!

Date:
May 20, 2015
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Display
Current Exhibit

Immerse yourself in the lives of people from different cultures around the Pacific Rim. Pacific Voices is about cultural identity—about how we know who we are.

Date:
October 9, 2015
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Current Exhibit

From lethal lava to grinding glaciers to rampaging reptiles, marvel at the natural forces that shaped Washington's landscape and the amazing animals that once lived here.

Date:
October 9, 2015
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Display

Discover how Burke curators are conducting research right now that is helping shape our understanding of the great “family tree” that connects all living things. 

Date:
October 9, 2015
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Display
Display

See more than 100 objects—from glittering gems to colorful birds to remarkable works of art—that highlight the breadth of the collections held at the Burke.

Date:
October 9, 2015
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Display
Outdoor

Discover around 50 species of plants important to Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. 

Date:
October 9, 2015
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Outdoor

Upcoming Events

boy with his hands and nose pressed against the glass of a case holding a triceratops skull replica

On the first Thursday of every month, admission to the Burke Museum is FREE and the museum is open until 8 pm. 

Bring your budding paleontologist to the Burke for monthly fossilized fun!

trivia night

A monthly pub quiz for science buffs, culture gurus, and museum lovers. Bring your friends and test your knowledge of the natural world!

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