Activities for Kids & Families

Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum

Just add imagination

Coloring pages, a nature scavenger hunt, and more, all featuring
specimens and exhibits at the Burke.

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kid doing shark hat craft




Activities created by UW Museology students

notta fish a game that teaches about evolutionNotta Fish

Created by Linda Lee

Notta Fish is a video game that allows players to learn a thing or two about the small and large-scale evolution of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, etc).


Play Notta Fish

Linda Lee is a UW Museology graduate student with a love for fossils, spicy food, and all things dogs.

burke workBurke Work

Created by Morgan Stewart

These activity books explain the work done behind the scenes at the Burke Museum in the archaeology and paleontology departments.

As you follow the journey of an artifact or fossil into the museum, you can learn about how archaeologists find their dig sites, how paleontologists dig up fossils, how we take care of the objects in the museum’s collections, and what scientists are learning at the Burke!

Download Burke Work: Archaeology PDF

Download Burke Work: Paleontology PDF

Morgan Stewart has studied biology, art, and museology. When not working on the latest cool museum thing, Morgan enjoys reading, cooking, meeting friendly dogs, and looking at cool rocks.

T. rex mask cover

Dress up a standard disposable mask and transform yourself into a cool carnivore.

Download PDF

Monkey Puzzle Tree Necklace

Decorate yourself with dino food!

Download PDF

Crafty Claws

Create a fearsome set of claws!

Download PDF

Pachycephalosaurus Crown

Follow along to create a horned headband.

Download PDF

Mount St. Helens coloring page

Learn how the ecosystems and landscape around Mount St. Helens changed in the years since the 1980 eruption.

Download PDF

Draw the missing dino parts

Learn about how dinosaurs adapted to their environments and protected themselves.

Download PDF

Ice Age paper puppets

These puppets will be the best-dressed Ice Age creatures ever!

Download PDF

Pterodactyl flyer

Pterodactlys will soar through the skies again with this project.

Download PDF

Shark hat

The perfect accessory for any activity.

Download PDF

Nature scavenger hunt

Take a peek at the world in your neighborhood.

Download PDF

a class of girls work on science lessons

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Photo: Cathy Morris/Burke Museum
Photo: Cathy Morris/Burke Museum