High-quality, hands-on science and cultural learning programs across Washington state
Whether digging in to dinosaur fossils at the museum or learning about Northwest Coast art from traveling museum educators, Burke programs can help your students, children and communities connect to natural history and culture in meaningful ways. Questions? Contact the Burke Education team.
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School + Group Visits
Our interactive programs are facilitated by Burke educators using standards-based curriculum, and include pre- and post-visit materials for teachers.
One-of-a-kind fun with dinos, mystery and more! Uncover fossils, examine artifacts, and take a behind-the-scenes peek at the museum! Camps are held each year during winter, spring and summer breaks for children entering grades K–8.
Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts can earn awards in special Scouts-only programs held throughout the year.
Girls in Science
Girls in Science programs connect girls with Burke and University of Washington women scientists and offer hands-on research experiences to spark your scientific curiosity!
Over 1,000 incredible cultural artifacts and scientific specimens fill our Burke Boxes—portable teaching collections designed to supplement the study of natural history and culture for all ages.
This special traveling program brings Burke educators and real museum objects to classrooms across the state, where students participate in hands-on, standards-based investigations of cultures and the natural world.
Library + Community Programs
Museum collections enliven events of all kinds, connecting children and families to inspiring out-of-school experiences. Burke educators bring real museum objects and activities to events throughout the community.
Focusing on the natural world or Northwest culture, these 1-hour presentations are designed for adults and great for community organizations and retirement centers.
DIG Field School
The DIG Field School connects K–12 teachers with Burke and University of Washington scientists at active field research sites.
Browse for tools designed to enhance some of our most popular education programs—including Burke Boxes, BurkeMobile and group visits.