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October 01, 2004

Burgess Shale: Events at the Burke Museum

Exhibit: The Burgess Shale: Evolution's Big Bang

Nov. 20, 2004-March 13, 2005

The Burke Museum brings the Smithsonian exhibit, The Burgess Shale: Evolution's Big Bang to Seattle this fall. Burgess Shale tells the story of the most important fossil site discovery in Northwestern North America. The extraordinarily diverse, 505-million-year-old fossils found at Burgess Shale include the ancestors of virtually all known living animals--as well as mysterious and still controversial creatures unlike any known today.

Family Event: Opening of Burgess Shale

Sat., Nov. 21, 2004 10 am – 4 pm

A day filled with curator tours and hands-on activities for adults and children focusing on the unusual fossils found in the Burgess Shale archaeological site.

The Burke Museum is located at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on 1st Thursdays. Special exhibit fee is $8.00 adult (18–64), $6.50 senior (65+), $5 youth/students (w/ID), and FREE to children 4 and under. Admission is free to Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff, and to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Please call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org.


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