Washington’s First Dinosaur


Burke Museum (map) University District
Every Monday–Sunday

Recommended by Krishanu Ray

Did you know they finally dug up a piece of a dinosaur bone in Washington State a few years back? The thing is basically the length of my forearm and it looks more or less like a rock, but it’s more than that, just like those pieces of the Berlin Wall on eBay are more than just chunks of cement. Rocks become magic when they have stories, and this rock has one. Paleontologists have determined the piece to be a partial left femur bone of a theropod dinosaur. Which means it’s some sort of two-legged carnivore—probably something pretty sick, like a velociraptor. Mad respect for this rock!

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Burke Museum

University of Washington, 17th Ave NE & NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105
Hours: daily

Venue Hours
  • daily
Event Times
  • Every Monday–Sunday
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