Education Fun Packs

Photo: Alvin Logan/Burke Museum
Photo: Alvin Logan/Burke Museum

Hands-on learning and virtual museum resources

The Burke's Education Fun Pack program provides over ten hours of combined hands-on and virtual STEAM curriculum to engage young scientists. Families will uncover and identify real natural history specimens, hear the story of the Tufts-Love T. rex, take a virtual tour with Burke educators, peek behind the scenes with Burke scientists, go on a scavenger hunt, and turn their box into a 3D animal habitat!

All necessary materials are contained within a compact mailable box, so students across Washington State can engage in hands-on Burke Museum activities. Fun Pack virtual content is asynchronous and accessible through the end of the school year to provide maximum flexibility for families without stable internet access. 

How do I get one?

Fossil Finders Fun Packs are available for $65 (+ tax) in the Burke Museum Store. Burke members save 10% on their purchase of a Fossil Finders Fun Pack.

Packs are assembled in small batches by our dedicated Burke educators. Stock is limited — reserve yours today!

Reserve your Fun Pack 



Make a donation to Burke Education today to reserve your Fun Pack online. 

Generous donors make it possible for us to offer financial assistance to eligible families.

Your gift helps get Fossil Finders Fun Packs into the hands of excited young scientists and supports the work of the Burke Education team.


Fossil Finders Fun Pack

Ages 4–10

Dinos, fossils, and fun!

Junior paleontologists will love this treasure box of exciting activities, including access to virtual resources featuring Burke scientists and educators.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Fun Packs available upon request.

Questions? Contact

Each Fossil Finders Fun Pack includes:

Fossil Kit

  • Fossil excavation kit with real fossils you can keep
  • Burke Paleontologist button
  • Story time coloring booklet
  • Mini Dino Hunt & ID cards
  • Create a Crinoid activity
  • Sea snail craft
  • Asteroid Catch activity
  • Virtual Passport book and stickers
  • Dino-rama box craft

Paleo Passport

  • Virtual tour of the Fossils Uncovered gallery at the Burke
  • Behind-the-scenes look at the Burke paleontology collections
  • Q&A with a Burke paleontologist 
  • Virtual story time with a Burke Educator
  • Screen-free investigations and challenges

Education Fun Pack FAQ

The Fossil Finders Fun Pack is recommended for ages 4–10.

Safety note: Pack contains small parts. 

Each Fossil Finders 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.

Review the Fun Pack Caregiver Instructions for a recommended schedule, teaching tips, a video tutorial, and additional information about the content of the box.

Fun Pack Caregiver Instructions

Yes! Our generous donors make it possible for us to offer financial assistance for Burke Education offerings. For more information please visit our Financial Assistance information page.

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