Events at the Burke

There’s always something interesting going on at the Burke!

Celebrate the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture with live musical performances.

Date:
September 24, 2016
Time:
10 am – 5 pm

Bring your budding paleontologist to the Burke for monthly fossilized fun!

Date:
September 25, 2016
Time:
Last Sunday of the month, 11 AM - 2 PM

Join us for a special day of earth science activities!

Date:
October 1, 2016
Time:
10 am – 4 pm
trivia night

A monthly pub quiz for science buffs, culture gurus, and museum lovers. Bring your friends and test your knowledge of the natural world!

Date:
October 4, 2016
Time:
8 - 10 PM
boy with his hands and nose pressed against the glass of a case holding a triceratops skull replica

On the first Thursday of every month, admission to the Burke Museum is FREE and the museum is open until 8 pm. 

Date:
October 6, 2016
Time:
10 AM - 8 PM
Birds at the Burke at the Burke Museum

Flock to the Burke for a fun-filled day celebrating all things feathered!

Date:
October 8, 2016
Time:
10 AM – 4 PM

The UW’s M9 Project leads an in-depth, four-part class on the potential effects of a Cascadia megathrust earthquake.

Date:
October 19, 2016
Time:
7–8:30 pm
Creepy-Crawly Cocktail Visitors

Grab some liquid courage and face your fears with creepy-crawly critters that no longer bite (and live ones that won't)!

Date:
October 20, 2016
Time:
6-8:30 PM, 5:30 PM for Burke members
North Cascades artifacts

Find out what stone tools tell us about how people lived in the North Cascades and the greater Northwest for thousands of years.

Date:
November 3, 2016
Time:
7–8 pm
Meet the Mammals at the Burke Museum

Meet hundreds of specimens from the Burke Museum’s extraordinary mammalogy collection.

Date:
November 5, 2016
Time:
10 AM – 4 PM
North Cascades Glaciers

A free talk about the longest-running, most comprehensive study of glaciers on the planet. 

Date:
November 17, 2016
Time:
7 pm
Grizzly bear

A free talk about wolverines, wolves, fishers and grizzly bears re-entering the North Cascades.

Date:
December 1, 2016
Time:
7 pm
Children enjoying the Burke Museum Archeology Day event

Uncover thousands of years of human history in one special day at the Burke! 

Date:
January 21, 2017
Time:
10 AM – 4 PM
Members looking at baskets in museum collection

Go behind the scenes into the Burke's collections during this special member-only event!

Date:
February 1, 2017
Time:
4–8:30 PM
Artifact ID Day

Do you have any intriguing objects tucked away? Bring them to the Burke on Artifact ID Day! Let’s uncover the mysteries together.

Date:
February 11, 2017
Time:
1–3:30 PM

Dig into the prehistoric past at Dino Weekend! Stay tuned for pre-sale tickets available online this fall.

Date:
March 11, 2017, March 12, 2017
Time:
10 AM – 4 PM
Native bentwood box and jewelry available for purchase at Native Art Market

Join the Burke Museum for a celebration of Native art and the unique opportunity to purchase original art directly from artists.

Date:
May 13, 2017
Time:
9 AM – 4 PM
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