Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

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The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is a museum in the northwest corner of the campus of the University of Washington, at the intersection of N.E. 45th Street and 15th Avenue N.E. in Seattle, Washington, USA's University District. It is the only major natural history museum in the Pacific Northwest. Its collection numbers over 5 million specimens, including totem poles, redcedar canoes, a dinosaur skeleton, fossils, and more.

The museum was founded by the Young Naturalists Society in 1885. In 1899 the legislature named it the Washington State Museum. Its present building was built in 1962 via a bequest from the estate of Caroline McGilvra Burke, at which point the museum was renamed in honor of her late husband Judge Thomas Burke.

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