Burke at Work



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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.

Explore online resources and projects from the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

Burke Museum paleontologists continue work on the rare T. rex skull, recently finding that all jaw and skull bones are there.

If you’ve been to the museum or walked by the main entrance lately, you may have noticed some changes to the outdoor art.

They've made many trips to the Burke Museum to see the T. rex this past year and formed a special friendship along the way.

Archaeologist Chris Yamamoto visits the Burke to view artifacts found in the Japanese Gulch.

The Testing, Testing 1-2-3 exhibit included specimen prep in public view—here’s how people responded.