Related Events

Free Teacher Workshop & Open House
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Event Flyer (PDF)
Come see how the Burke can be a resource for your teaching needs. Join the Burke Museum Education Division for an evening of food, fun, and hands-on museum exploration! During your visit, you will be able to preview activities from our Discovery Tour programs and examine our traveling study collections. Twenty teachers will also have the opportunity to participate in a teacher workshop related to In Search of Giant Squid.

Meet the Mammals!
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Burke mammalogists bring out the specimens and discuss all things mammalian. Special guests this year are Jim and Jamie Dutcher presenting "Living with Wolves."

In Search of Giant Squid Discovery Tour
A Hands-on Tour for Schools
October – December, 2007
Hands-on tours will guide students through the search for the squid and a better understanding of its ocean environment. The tour program will include group and individual activities and a take-home exploration of the exhibit. The tour is geared towards students in grades 2-5, but can be adapted for younger and older grade levels. More...

Past Events

Opening Day
Saturday, September 22, 2007 10 am – 5 pm
Opening day features activities for squid fans of all ages, including tours of the exhibit with cephalopod specialist Alan Kohn, squid dissections by the Seattle Aquarium, sea shanties by Capt. John Burke and Blue Peter, a children’s activity with the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, and cephalopod inspired poetry form Seattle’s own Cephalopod Appreciation Society. Click here for more information.

Giant squid specimen found off the coast of New Zealand.
Photo courtesy of C.F.E. Roper