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A new study by Burke Museum paleontologists finds the earliest evidence of mammal social behavior that goes back to the Age of the Dinosaurs.

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

Rodents make up 40 percent of all mammal species, but researchers are still puzzled as to how they became so diverse.

Scientists have discovered an extraordinary collection of fossils that reveal in detail how life recovered after a catastrophic event.

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

The Burke Museum's Baird's beaked whale is one of about 10 Baird's beaked whales in U.S. museum collections and offers incredible insights into a species that is rarely seen or studied.

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!

Washington is home to 141 species of mammals. Learn all about their habits and habitats, what they eat, where they live, and more.