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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.

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

The latest news, blogs, and video from the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

Burke research and programs contextualize what is happening in our world and inspire action.