It’s had a few different names over the years, but what we now call the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is 134 years old — and for most of those years, it had been been looking for a bigger home until last October when the New Burke opened to national recognition. With working labs you can see into, one-of-a-kind objects all around you, and galleries filled curiosity and conversation, it’s a new kind of museum – and a whole new way to experience our world. In a dramatic departure from the typical natural history museum model –where exhibits are on one side of the wall and collections and research are on the other- exhibit galleries are side-by-side with visible collections, labs and hands-on learning spaces, connecting the ancient (fossils, artifacts) with the contemporary (living cultures, high-tech labs). Before the museum visit we will enjoy a meal at Julia’s a Wallingford favorite, serving organic fare with vegan and gluten free options.
$99 Members; $109 General Public.
Includes transportation, meal, admission and snack.
Bus leaves OSC at 8:00 am; LSC at 8:30 am
Approximate return: 5:00 pm
Activity level: Moderate