Exhibits

See the life before you

Featured Exhibit

See the behind-the-scenes work of getting ready for the New Burke and get a sneak peek of objects coming out of storage for display in the new museum.

Date:
February 2, 2018June 10, 2018
 
Current Exhibit

More of the "Tufts-Love" T. rex skull will be revealed every day.

Date:
August 12, 2017June 10, 2018
Display

Brace yourselves, dino-lovers: Burke Museum paleontologists have discovered the first dinosaur fossil ever found in Washington state!

Date:
May 20, 2015
yes
Display
Current Exhibit

Immerse yourself in the lives of people from different cultures around the Pacific Rim. Pacific Voices is about cultural identity—about how we know who we are.

Date:
October 9, 2015
yes
Current Exhibit

From lethal lava to grinding glaciers to rampaging reptiles, marvel at the natural forces that shaped Washington's landscape and the amazing animals that once lived here.

Date:
October 9, 2015
yes
Display

Discover how Burke curators are conducting research right now that is helping shape our understanding of the great “family tree” that connects all living things. 

Date:
October 9, 2015
yes
Display
Display

See more than 100 objects—from glittering gems to colorful birds to remarkable works of art—that highlight the breadth of the collections held at the Burke.

Date:
October 9, 2015
yes
Display
Outdoor

Discover around 50 species of plants important to Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. 

Date:
October 9, 2015
yes
Outdoor

Upcoming Events

See carvers producing new work inspired by the carving practices of indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast.

Visitors look at the Tufts-Love T. rex skull in the paleo prep lab in Testing, Testing 1-2-3
Step into our fossil prep lab to watch as Burke paleontologists carefully prepare fossils! 
 

Bring your budding paleontologist to the Burke for monthly fossilized fun!

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