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Press Releases


June 04, 2015

Largest Snake Ever Invades Seattle

See Replica of 60-Million-Year-Old Prehistoric Snake in New Burke Museum Exhibit
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
August 22 – November 15, 2015
Burke Museum

May 27, 2015

Dinosaurs with laser beams on their heads

Burke Museum Paleontologist uses new laser-induced fluorescent techniques to uncover never-before-seen details on fossils
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

May 19, 2015

Burke Museum Paleontologists Discover the First Dinosaur Fossil in Washington State

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture & Washington State Parks

April 07, 2015

Need help identifying your treasured artifacts?

Burke Museum hosts 29th annual Artifact ID Day
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 1–3 pm
Burke Museum
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke Members or w/UW ID

February 25, 2015

Native Art Weekend

March 27—29, 2015
Burke Museum

January 28, 2015

Dinosaurs at the Burke Museum

Dino Day and Free Dinosaur Lecture
March 2015

December 12, 2014

Archaeology Day at the Burke Features Objects from the Puget Sound Region

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 10 am – 4 pm
Burke Museum

November 18, 2014

Mask that inspired Seattle Seahawks logo on display at Burke Museum beginning November 22, 2014

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

October 31, 2014

Meet the Mammals

Saturday, November 15, 10 AM – 4PM
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

October 29, 2014

Peruvian Collections Going Home

Burke Museum Returns Collections to the Peruvian Government
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

October 29, 2014

Burke Museum’s Newest Exhibit Celebrates Native Art from the Pacific Northwest

Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired
November 22, 2014 – July 27, 2015

September 24, 2014

Birds at the Burke

Saturday, October 18, 10 AM – 4 PM
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID

August 13, 2014

Bug Blast

Sunday, Sept. 21, 10 am – 4 pm
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID

August 13, 2014

Fold the Flock

Saturday, Aug. 30 – Monday, Sept. 1, 10 am – 5 pm
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID

June 17, 2014

Know Before You Go: A Burke Museum Summer Festival

Saturday, July 12, 2014, 10 am – 3 pm
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID
Burke Museum

May 12, 2014

Know Before You Go

A Burke Museum Summer Festival
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 10 am – 3 pm
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID
Burke Museum

April 15, 2014

South Lake Union Mammoth Tusk Donated to the Burke Museum

Mammoth’s Name Selected and Additional Public Viewing Opportunities
Burke Museum in partnership with AMLI South Lake Union and KING 5

March 24, 2014

Native Arts & Artists Day

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10 am – 4 pm
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID
Burke Museum

March 17, 2014

Burke Museum’s Newest Exhibit Explores its Vast Collections

Imagine That: Surprising Stories and Amazing Objects from the Burke Museum
April 12 – October 26, 2014

March 07, 2014

Name the South Lake Union Mammoth!

Mammoth Naming Contest and Public Viewing Opportunities
March 8 – 30, 2014
Sponsored by AMLI South Lake Union in partnership with the Burke Museum and KING 5

February 25, 2014

South Lake Union Mammoth Tusk Now at Burke Museum

What’s next? Preservation Process, Research Opportunities, and Public Viewing
Provided by AMLI Residential at Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

February 14, 2014

AMLI Residential partners with Burke Museum to finish removing Columbian Mammoth Tusk

AMLI Residential partners with Burke Museum Paleontologists to finish removing Columbian Mammoth Tusk from South Lake Union Site
Tusk is 8.5-feet-long and largest tusk found in Seattle

February 13, 2014

AMLI Residential Partners with Burke Museum Paleontologists to Preserve and Remove Mammoth Tusk

AMLI Residential Partners with Burke Museum Paleontologists to Preserve and Remove Mammoth Tusk from their South Lake Union Development Site
Tusk appears to be the most intact and largest tusk found in Seattle

 

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