Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Seattle

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  • As a student at the UW I frequented the lovely coffeeshop within the Burke museum, but never went until yesterday! It was a week for free visits. I was very impressed with the history of our state, ex...  more »
  • On the campus of the University of Washington, this museum will amaze you with what professors have done at this college to further paleontology. With fantastic luck we were able to watch a scientist ...  more »
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  • It will be wonderful when this opens back up into a larger space because that's my main complaint. They only have 1% of their collection currently displayed in the small space they have. They will also be closed for several months while transporting everything to the new location. I can only imagine things will get better. I love the focus on the Pacific Northwest many of their displays have. The Tyrannosaurus they're working on in front of the public which is so cool to see the process they're using to excavate it out of its stone matrix. For a while, there was a massive googly eye so patrons could see where the eye was on the skull. I love these folks! I cannot wait until the new space opens and I wish them so much luck in the move! I hope to be there opening day in fall of 2019
  • Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is a great option when you want an indoor activity. Plan for an hour, tops. I was lucky enough to go on "Fossil Friday" and got to see behind the scenes of the paleontology lab to get up close and personal with some of the fossils. The staff is excellent and the exhibits are well cared for. It's $10 for adults, so I don't know if the entertainment/education value is really worth it at this location. At the time I'm writing this, they seemed to be moving some of the exhibit pieces to the new bigger location, which will open in Fall of 2019. I'm really looking forward to seeing what they come up with. It seemed as though part of the new focus is on career development for young (and older) people, which I applaud.

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