First dates and first dinosaur sightings. A room full of adults clamoring to touch a mammoth tusk. A teenager experiencing a new sense of pride in his culture. "A-ha" moments and deep relationships that span decades. These were just a few of the stories shared as more than 500 people gathered May 18, 2016, to celebrate breaking ground on the New Burke: a new, flagship facility for the Washington State Museum of Natural History and Culture. Learn more about the New Burke: http://newburke.org.
Museums are curious places filled with curious people. Burke researchers conduct their studies across a wide-range of topical areas and locations across the world. Here is a sampling of their research work: