Experience the excitement of going “Behind-the-Scenes” at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture! The Burke (which features some of the world’s top collections of Northwest Coast art, bird and animal specimens, and ancient artifacts) was recently in the news after announcing the incredible discovery of Washington state’s first dinosaur fossil.

On Wednesday, November 4th from 3-7pm, alumni and their guests will join Museum Director, Dr. Julie K. Stein, and Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Dr. Christian Sidor, for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour into the Burke’s Paleontology collection. At 5pm, the group will return to the Burke Room for a talk with Dr. Sidor, who will share what he’s discovered about the fossil so far.  Networking reception with wine/beer and light refreshments until 7pm.

Attendees will also have the chance to enjoy the Burke’s current exhibit Titanoboa: Monster Snake, which features the sensational tale of an enormous prehistoric predator whose remains were found in a Colombian coal mine.

Event FAQ’s:
Q. Would attendees see the actual dinosaur fossil?
A. Yes, attendees will be able to see the dinosaur fossil (up close too!). The fossil is actually on display in the lobby in a glass case.

Q.How big was the Titanoboa snake?
A.Titanoboa was 48-feet long and weighed 2,500 pounds. The Titanoboa fossil that was found in the Colombian coal mine is 60-million years old. There’s also a full size replica of the snake in the exhibit at the Burke.