Burke Boxes

Collections of museum specimens and artifacts

More than 1,000 artifacts and scientific specimens fill our Burke Boxes—portable teaching collections designed to supplement the study of natural history and culture for all ages. Each Burke Box is developed by a team of educators and contains museum objects, background information and activity suggestions for multiple grades. Designed to enhance the study of cultural and natural history, Burke Boxes connect your students to real scientific specimens and cultural artifacts.

Boxes are developed by a team of educators and designed to support Washington state education standards.

Burke Box reservations require at least two weeks advance notice. 

Please note: The Burke Museum is building a new museum that will open in 2019. Construction has impacted parking near the museum. Pick-up and drop-off for Burke Boxes will not be affected and will remain at the back loading dock entrance. For more information about parking, please visit our Directions + Parking page.

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