Educators & Schools
Give your students a museum experience unlike any other—whether you come to the Burke or have a Burke outreach program come to you.
Families & Youth
Bring the museum to life for learners of all ages through games, crafts, stories, experiments, demonstrations, discussions, and play.
Education Programs FAQ
What education programs are available to book for the 2020–2021 school year?
To ensure the health and safety of program participants and staff, we have suspended all in-person school programs for the time being. This includes our Field Trips and BurkeMobile programs.
However, our Burke Boxes are available for rental, and we are excited to offer virtual programs for synchronous and asynchronous learning.
Can I book a Field Trip or BurkeMobile program for future dates (e.g. fall 2021 or summer 2022)?
We are not able to offer Field Trips and BurkeMobile programs until further notice. We hope to offer these programs again in the future, and we will make an announcement as soon as these programs can be booked once again.
Please sign up for our Educator emails to ensure you are among the first to know when these programs have become available again.
In the meantime, Burke Boxes and our virtual program offerings are available for the 2020–2021 school year and summer 2021. Bookings for next school year will open June 1, 2021. Visit each program page to learn more and book your program today!
Do you offer cost assistance or scholarships for your programs?
Is a Burke Box safe to use during COVID-19?
Yes. Based on research from the CDC, NHS, WHO and other major institutions guiding the global and national novel coronavirus response, we have updated our cleaning protocols for Burke Boxes to ensure a safe experience for both clients and Burke staff. These new cleaning protocols combine processes like isolation, alcohol sanitization, and UV sterilization, all proven methods for eliminating the novel coronavirus, to ensure that Burke Boxes and their contents are safe for handling before they are released to a new client.
Updates to our rental policies ensure that there is a standardized time period between each box rental that allows ample time for both isolation and disinfection. We encourage facilitators (and learners, if you’re doing in-person learning experiences) to help us further increase the safety of Burke Box use by following recommended best practices—wear face protection and gloves when handling Burke Box collection items and follow proper handwashing procedures before and after engaging with your Burke Box.
Our generous donors make it possible for Burke Education to offer cost assistance to eligible schools, programs and families to ensure no child is turned away because of financial limitations.
Your gift makes it possible for us to offer cost assistance to eligible schools, programs and families to ensure no child is turned away because of financial limitations.