Summer Activities

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

Bring the Burke home with these summer activities for kids!

Looking for fun hands-on educational activities to engage your child at home this summer? Run your own portable 4–day dino camp using our Fossil Finder Fun Packs or set up your own museum at home using our rentable Burke Boxes. Cost assistance is available for all Burke summer offerings.

a child interacts with a burke virtual field trip on an ipad
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum

Virtual Field Trips

ALL AGES; RECOMMENDED FOR PRE K – 8

Visit the Burke Museum from the comfort of your own home or classroom!

a burke educator teaches a burke live! program
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum

Burke Live!

ALL AGES; RECOMMENDED FOR PRE K – Grade 8

Burke Live! programs put a Burke educator right in the room with your learners via video conferencing.

a child excavates a fossil out of plaster
Photo: Alvin Logan/Burke Museum
Photo: Alvin Logan/Burke Museum

Fossil Finders Fun Pack

Pre K – Grade 5

A DIY camp in a box!

a child holds a large spiky amethyst specimen
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Boxes
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Boxes

Burke Boxes

All ages; Recommended for Pre K – Grade 8

Bring the Burke to your home, classroom, or library.

a child makes a leaf rubbing with a crayon
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum

Burke from Home

All ages

Share what you do with #BurkeFromHome.

a boy plays with toy spiders

Cost Assistance

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.

a burke educator teaches students during a field trip

Support Education

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