Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline

Image: Cruisin' the Eternal Coastline II, 2016, Ray Troll Lino Cut, Ray Troll
Image: Cruisin' the Eternal Coastline II, 2016, Ray Troll Lino Cut, Ray Troll

As soon as we can reopen safely – May 2, 2021

Members' Virtual Celebration
December 4, 2020

Burke members get exclusive early access to the exhibit and are invited join Ray Troll,
Kirk Johnson, and the Burke Museum for a live celebration of the Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline exhibit opening. Learn more.

Where art and fossils collide

Be prepared to look at the world in a whole new way—through the eyes of a walrus- and ammonite-obsessed scientist and an artist with a fondness for cheeseburgers, ratfish and trilobites—in this exhibition on West Coast fossils with highlights from Washington state and the remarkable stories that fossils reveal.

Uncover the diverse fossil bouquets of Republic, Seattle's ice age make-over, and more. Curated by Paleontologist Kirk Johnson and Artist Ray Troll, Cruisin' features life-size sculptures and models, images of prehistoric creatures and real fossils along with paintings, drawings and a light and audio installation. Step into a world where fossils come to life.

As soon as we can reopen safely — May 2, 2021
Floor 2, Special Exhibit Gallery

Thank you to our generous sponsors

William & Valerie Anders

Marrella Fund

Pendleton & Elisabeth Carey Miller Charitable Foundation

Washington Sea Grant

Special thanks also to donors to the Burke Museum Annual Fund.


Organized by the Anchorage Museum and supplemented with Burke Museum collections and stories.