Burke Programs

High-quality, hands-on science and cultural learning programs across Washington state

Limited program offerings through fall 2019

The current Burke Museum facility is closed through fall 2019 while we move collections and prepare exhibits for the new Burke Museum (opening fall 2019). Our Burke Boxes program will remain available during the museum closure, as will our BurkeMobile program for clients outside of King County, and Girls in Science.

We're refreshing and rolling out exciting new onsite field trip programs when the New Burke opens in fall 2019. Existing Burke Education clients will receive early opportunities to book onsite programs in the new facility. We can’t wait to see you in the New Burke! In the meantime, check out this sneak peek inside one of the new Education spaces.

Stay in the loop! Sign up to receive Burke Museum emails for announcements related to the opening of the new facility.

Questions? Contact the Burke Education team at burked@uw.edu or 206.543.5591.

Current Offerings
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Burke Boxes

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.

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Educational Resources

Browse for tools designed to enhance some of our most popular education programs—including Burke Boxes, BurkeMobile and group visits. 

a middle school girl closely studies a leaf as part of the Girls In Science program

Girls in Science

Girls in Science programs connect girls with Burke and University of Washington women scientists to offer hands-on research experiences that spark scientific curiosity!

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DIG Field School

The DIG Field School connects K–12 teachers with Burke and University of Washington scientists at active field research sites.

Not Currently Available
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One-of-a-kind fun with dinos, rocks, minerals 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.

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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.

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