Based on directions from the State of Washington and King County health officials, the Burke Museum is CLOSED until it is safe to reopen.
This is a preventative action to slow the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of our community, visitors, staff, and volunteers.
Stay healthy and safe—we miss you already! Visit Burke from Home to enjoy the museum when you can't visit in person.
Larval fish may be small, but they can tell us a lot about the state of our oceans! Learn from Jenna Barrett, a staff ichthyologist, about how she works with baby fish and the questions they can help us answer.
Come about learn about our native garter snakes with Herpetology Collection Manager Peter Miller and how to identify these amazing creatures. Oh, and you'll also learn how they got named after old timey socks in the first place!