How can we help?

The Burke provides resources and programs for people in Washington state, across the U.S. and around the world. How can we help you?

Don’t see what you need? Please contact us and we’ll connect you with the right person: or 206.543.7907 (Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm).


man taking round rock-looking object out of bag while museum staff member gasps

This man had been using this object as a door stop, thinking it was just a rock, but when he brought it to Artifiact Identification Day, he discovered it was actually a dinosaur egg!

Photo: Jack Storms PhotoGraphic

educator points out an artifact detail to two students in a library

The BurkeMobile program brings museum educators and objects to people all over Washington state.

Photo: Richard Brown Photography

volunteers examine mammoth bones spread out on a large table

We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers! As a volunteer, you'll get to make new friends, interact with museum experts, and learn more about the world around you—like these mammoth bones.

Photo: Richard Brown Photography

summer campers gather on museum steps proudly holding up different fossils

Getting up close and personal with real natural history specimens is part of camp's appeal.

Photo: Burke Museum

UW student talks with museum visitors at a microscope station

Students, staff and faculty from the University of Washington use the Burke and get involved here in a variety of ways.

Photo: Andrew Waits

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