Amphibians & Reptiles



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A recent study published in the journal Biotropica by Burke Museum researchers provides an important roadmap to conserving rough-nosed horned lizards (Ceratophora aspera) in Sri Lanka. 

Ecology and illustration have a long, shared history. Come learn how UW postdoc Simone Des Roches uses illustration to visualize her research.

Learn more about the plants and animals living in your backyard and around the state.

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!

Step inside the Paleontology Collection Workroom doors to chat with research staff and volunteers working with collections. 

Chat with staff and volunteers working with collections, and find out how collections answer questions about our world.

Discover how life has evolved across time and space, how it’s still changing today, and how it might change in the future.

Celebrate Grand Opening with singers, dancers, poets and DJs, and be among the first to see the New Burke!

What is the difference between a salamander and a lizard? What is the largest salamander? What is the smallest salamander?