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July 13, 2006

Meet the Mammals

A Burke Museum Family Day

From the teeniest shrew to the largest whale – learn about the amazing world of mammals on Sat., Aug. 5 during a full day of family activities. Meet scientists and discuss the many adaptations that produced the rich diversity of creatures on Earth. See hands-on displays by experts from the Woodland Park Zoo and Northwest Trek and take part in a day brimming with fun:

  • Burke Mammalogists – Talk with specialists and examine skulls and skeletons
  • Curator Talks – Hear illustrated talks by Burke Curator Jim Kenagy on the parade of mammal evolution over 60 million years
  • Kids’ Place – Touch animal pelts, antlers, horns, and tusks
  • Gallery Walks – Learn about the diverse mammals in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit with Burke Curator Jim Kenagy
  • Giant Whale Skulls – See two whale skulls on view for the first time!

Meet the Mammals is presented by the Burke Museum Mammalogy Division, in conjunction with Wildlife Photographer of the Year –Award Winners, an international touring exhibit from London, featuring 90 large format images of wildlife from around the world. Activities included with museum admission. No live animals will be present.

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