Nature is an incredible force, and there is SO much to learn about this natural world that surrounds us. So, when you visit a place like the Burke Museum, you will be able to learn all about the natural history and culture of Washington State - and it's pretty fascinating!
At the Burke Museum, kids can uncover a world of wonders - such as the forces that shaped the landscapes millions of years ago. They can explore the wildlife that surrounds them, and even learn stories of the state's history.
The museum is dedicated to offering a better understanding of the world, and our place in it, so you can be sure it is a day of discovery and experience for the family!
There are exhibits and collections on so many fascinating topics, from biology, to archaeology, to even ethnic art. Kids can learn about how fossils are made, and explore other cultures through drawings and paintings.
There are constantly changing exhibits on dinosaurs of Washington State, and the evolution of the wildlife that lives here. You can even learn all about the stories that the wilderness uncovers!
Through photographs, recreations, and actual historical items, the Burke Museum is THE place to learn about the state's natural and cultural heritage.
The exhibits are changing throughout the year too, so there will always be something for you to head back and explore that's new!
$14 (4 to 17 years)
$20 Seniors, $14 students. Free for members and Uw students
Regular and colored pencils are welcome in the galleries if you want to draw, but no pens or makerts
The admission is FREE to everyone on the first Thursday of the month!
The Burke Museum Cafe, renowned for its 18th-century French pine paneling is where you can pick up great pastries, an sandwiches, and salads, as well as a multitude of juices, teas, coffee, and espresso drinks.
Healthy Eating There are healthy options at the cafe for you!
The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is located on the northwest corner of the University of Washington (UW) campus in Seattle.
The Burke Museum offers education school tours, Burke Boxes that can be used in the classroom, teacher workshops and a variety of resources! Great learning fun for students
A small gift shop is open during museum hours with gifts, toys, and educational items! Burke Members receive a 10% discount at the gift shop. Great!
All the facilities are accessible, and there is a wheelchair available for use at the admission desk
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A unisex restroom is available upstairs, but there are no diaper changing facilities. If you need assistance while on-site, please check with the admissions staff.
10am to 5pm daily. 8pm close the first Thursday of the month
Closed New Year's Day, Christmas, Fourth of July, and Thanksgiving
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