Burke at Work



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A new study reveals that 65 plant species have gone extinct in the continental United States and Canada since European settleme

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

A new outdoor installation called Guests of the Great River greets guests as you arrive at the museum’s east entrance.

Gonzalez is the 14th curator at the Burke, and joins Dr. Peter Lape as the second curator of archaeology at the museum.

Learn how to take care of your baskets like they live in a museum!

Read through reflections from the Class of 2020 about their time working at the Burke Museum!

Learn how Burke Curator of Ornithology Alejandro Rico-Guevara uses high speed cameras to study the aerial acrobatics, feeding behaviors, and mid-air battles of hummingbirds.

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.

Fossils don't come out of the ground looking very camera ready. Come learn how our fossil prep staff turns hunks of rock into beautiful fossils.