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How can the Burke Museum support your family this summer and during the
2020–2021 school year?


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Fossil Finder Fun Pack

Fill your summer with dinos, fossils, and fun!

Ages 4–9

Treat your favorite junior paleontologist to a treasure box of fun activities, including exclusive access to virtual resources featuring Burke scientists and educators. Donate $75 or more to receive a Fossil Finder Fun Pack for your family or as a gift for a family in need. 

Please review the Privacy Notice for UW Youth Programs.

Your gift of $75 or more supports Burke programming and is a partially tax deductible donation to the Burke Museum Association (EIN 91-2151686, FMV $65).


contents of fossil finder fun pack box
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Each Fossil Finder Fun Pack includes:

Fossil Kit

  • Fossil excavation kit with real fossils you can keep
  • Summer 2020 Burke Paleontologist button 
  • Fossil ID & sheet
  • Story time coloring booklet
  • Little Dino Hunt & Dinorama
  • Folding paper T. rex and Cretaceous tunnel book instructions
  • Paleo Passport & stickers
  • Dino tooth or claw necklace kit
  • Dino ID cards

Paleo Passport

  • Access to an exclusive virtual paleontology collection tour
  • Q&A with a real Burke paleontologist
  • Story time with a Burke educator
  • Access additional content and challenges through the summer with your Paleo Passport

Cost Assistance Available

The Burke cost assistance program provides full free access to a Fossil Finder Fun Pack for a single youth participant. 

Apply now


The Fossil Finder Fun Pack is recommended for ages 4–9.

Safety note: Pack contains small parts. 

Each Fossil Finder Fun Pack provides virtual access and tools for a single student.

Internet is required to access virtual content.

Students will also need scissors, crayons, and tape or glue.


We will begin shipping packs beginning July 1.

Please contact with any questions.

For the safety of our community, we will not be offering any in-person camp programs this summer. You can find more virtual resources and activities for all ages on our Burke from Home page.

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Your gift supports high-quality science and cultural programs for students of all ages in Washington state and innovative programs for the entire community.

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