Amazing Adaptations. Life on Earth is incredible. Over 8.7 million species are known to exist today, with more being discovered daily. What makes this variety of life unique? Find out in the Amazing Adaptations field trip, where activities focus on the incredible and fascinating ways species are able to survive in their environments. Work in groups using real mammal, plant, fish and other biological specimens to examine the anatomical, behavioral, and functional adaptations that species in these groups have evolved. Then find out more about adaptations and biodiversity in the Amazing Life gallery.
Coming soon in the New Burke!
The Burke Museum facility* is closed until fall 2019 while we move collections and prepare exhibits for the new Burke Museum (opening fall 2019). Our Burke Boxes program will remain available during the museum closure, as will our BurkeMobile program for clients outside of King County, and Girls in Science.
We're refreshing and rolling out exciting new onsite field trip programs when the New Burke opens in fall 2019. Existing Burke Education clients will receive early opportunities to book onsite programs in the new facility. We can’t wait to see you in the New Burke! In the meantime, check out this sneak peek inside one of the new Education spaces.
Sign up for Burke Educator emails for announcements related to the opening of the new facility.
*Two offsite Burke Museum collections—plants and fishes—offer tours to groups in each of their locations. Please visit the Herbarium Services page and/or the Icthyology Services page for more information.