Dig In! Dig in to the ancient past and become a junior paleontologist. Learn how to identify the three kinds of rocks found across the globe, what makes a fossil, and about current research happening at the Burke. Then help the Burke with the scientific process of identifying and sorting real microfossils from the collections! Finally, get up close to the only real dinosaurs (including one of the best-preserved T. rex skulls in the world) on display in Washington state in the Fossils Uncovered gallery!
Coming soon in the New Burke!
The Burke Museum facility* is closed until 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.
Sign up for Burke Educator emails for announcements related to the opening of the new facility.
*Two offsite Burke Museum collections—plants and fishes—offer tours to groups in each of their locations. Please visit the Herbarium Services page and/or the Icthyology Services page for more information.