Life Underfoot

Activities for Kids & Families

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

Date & Time

Daily through August 31, 2022

This event is in the past.


Included with Admission



4303 Memorial Way NE
Seattle, WA, United States

Directions & Parking


Want to see more examples of life in one cubic foot?

Check out these extension activities in our Floor 2 and Floor 3 Experience Alcoves!

Biology Experience Alcove
Floor 2

Continue your exploration of northwest biodiversity in our Experience Alcove rainforest! Piece together a slime puzzle to learn about local slugs, search the forest for northwest snails, invent a new insect species at our build-a-bug station, and join the SLIME Pacific Northwest community science project!

Paleontology Experience Alcove
Floor 3

A cubic foot of sediment can contain hundreds of clues about past life! Use a digital microscope to zoom in on soil from the Hell Creek site, show off your scientific illustration skills, and create your own marine fossil to take home!

life in one cubic footLife in One Cubic Foot

Special exhibit open through July 17, 2022

From Seattle’s Seward Park to a coral reef in the South Pacific, Life in One Cubic Foot reveals the diversity of nature and inspires visitors to become community scientists. 

Learn more