Burke from Home

Photo: Burke Museum
Photo: Burke Museum

We miss you!

Visit the Burke Museum from home with activities and resources for all ages.

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We can't wait to see you again!

Photo: Andrew Waits
Photo: Andrew Waits

Weekly Curriculum Packets

FREE educational resources sent to your inbox each week from the Burke Education team. Each curriculum packet features a different theme, so there's something new to look forward to each week. 

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child puts together a paper puzzle of an ichthyosaur
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum

Curriculum Packet 1: Mesozoic Monsters

Dinosaurs, crafts, marine reptiles—what more could you want?

Learn more about the gigantic creatures that roamed the earth during the Mesozoic.

whale skeleton in mammals collection storage
Photo: Jeff Bradley/Burke Museum
Photo: Jeff Bradley/Burke Museum

Curriculum Packet 2: Whales

Learn about modern whales and their ancient relatives

Compare whale bones to bones of other mammals, see how whales have evolved over millions of years, and more with this exciting resource created by the BurkeMobile team. Let's dive in!

BurkeMobile educators and real collections travel across Washington state, transforming your school or library into a pop-up museum. Learn more.

short tailed fruit bat
Photo: Sharlene Santana/Burke Museum
Photo: Sharlene Santana/Burke Museum

Curriculum Packet 3: Comparative Anatomy

Is a bat a mammal or a bird?

Solve this mystery by comparing physical structures of bats to other animals in this week's Comparative Anatomy curriculum packet, a combination of lessons and resources from our biology Burke Boxes.

With topics ranging from culture to earth and life sciences, our 18 Burke Box titles support classroom curriculum and highlight the natural world and Washington’s cultural heritage. Learn more.

Activities for Kids & Families

dinosaur color sheet
Photo: Burke Museum
Photo: Burke Museum

Coloring Pages

Stress relief for everyone

These printable coloring pages feature specimens and objects from the Burke Museum.

Draw the missing dino parts (PDF)

 

kids makes a shark hat craft
Photo: Andrew Waits
Photo: Andrew Waits

Dinosaur & Animal Crafts

Get crafty at home with a few simple supplies
child makes a leaf rubbing picture
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Take a peek at the world in your own backyard

How many things on the list can you find? Take a closer look at the textures, smells, shapes, and more all around you.

Nature Scavenger Hunt (PDF)

 

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to hell creek and back

Introducing a new pilot podcast from the DIG Field School

DIG Field School instructor and Idaho State University Assistant Professor Dr. Brandon Peecook, and former DIG participant, instructor and high school science teacher Kristy Mar weave together the the stories and personalities surrounding paleontological research and discovery.

Focusing on the Tufts-Love T. rex—one of the most complete and well-preserved T. rex skulls ever found—and its journey from initial discovery in the badlands of northeastern Montana to the Burke.

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