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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.

Learn how to make Nettle Pesto with Tribal Liaison Polly Olsen from ingredients found right in our own backyards!

Come learn about the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea from the collections of Dave Cole, one of the very first archaeologists to survey the region.

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

Dr. Alejandro Rico-Guevara, the newest Curator of Birds at the Burke Museum, tells us about the unique evolution of hummingbirds and why he's so excited to be at the Burke.

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.

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

Two researchers coincidentally discover the same new species of flowering plant—one in the field and one in a museum collection.

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