Burke at Work



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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.

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

Collections tell the story of life on Earth. Every discovery sheds new light on the past, and helps us better anticipate the future.

With working labs you can see into, it’s a new kind of museum—and a whole new way to experience our world.