The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture will bring a traveling program on prehistoric life and geology to several North Central Regional Library branches this month.
Take a journey through geologic time as you examine real fossils, rocks and minerals, as well as cast replicas of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals and plants. Then unearth fossils in fossil-dig pits, and learn about the work of paleontologists and geologists.
The program will come to the following locations:
- Cashmere Public Library: 11 a.m. July 24
- Chelan Public Library: 3 p.m. July 22
- Entiat Public Library: 2 p.m. July 23
- Ephrata Public Library: 10 a.m. July 26
- Leavenworth Public Library: 4 p.m. July 24
- Manson Public Library: 11 a.m. July 22
- Moses Lake Public Library: 4 p.m. July 26
- Quincy Public Library: 11 a.m. July 25
- Waterville Public Library: 10 a.m. July 23
- Wenatchee: 6:30 p.m. July 25 (at Pybus Public Market)
The Burke Museum was founded in 1885 and is the oldest public museum in Washington state. More than 35,000 students visit the museum in Seattle every year, and another 70,000 children as reached through its traveling educational exhibits.
(Photos were taken last summer at a Burke Museum program at the Quincy library.)