Burke Boxes

Portable teaching kits filled with artifacts and specimens.

More than 1,000 artifacts and scientific specimens fill our Burke Boxes. They include lessons and activities designed to supplement the study of natural history and culture for all ages. Developed by a team of educators to support Washington State education standards, Burke Boxes connect your students to real scientific specimens and cultural artifacts.

If you would like to request cost assistance for your program please use our cost assistance request form to make your Burke Box reservation.

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. Please see the Burke Box Rental Information page for where to pick up and return boxes.

Questions? We can help! Contact us at 206.543.5591 or burked@uw.edu.

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