Burke Museum Association Programs
Long-term exhibits explore the cultural traditions, natural history, and biological diversity of our state. Special exhibits address a dynamic array of topics, from ethnic arts to climate change.
Programs for schools include hands-on discovery tours, traveling study boxes, teacher workshops, classroom-based outreach programs, summer camps, and more! Lifelong learning opportunities range from family events such as Dinosaur Day and Coast Salish Art Celebration, to lectures, field trips, and an information-rich website.
Collections and Research
The Burke is home to nationally ranked collections and research in each of its divisions—from Northwest Native art to genetics. The Burke collection includes more than 16 million objects and specimens.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Last year, Burke researchers identified the Northwest Native mask that inspired the original 1976 Seahawks logo and traced its journey from the Northwest around the globe. With the support of community donors, the museum brought the mask to Seattle for public display and celebration.
Funding is needed to create exhibits and provide free and low-cost education programs for schools and communities throughout Washington.