Events at the Burke

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

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

Date:
January 29, 2017, February 26, 2017, March 26, 2017, April 30, 2017
Time:
11 AM — 2 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:
5–8 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:
February 2, 2017, March 2, 2017, April 6, 2017, May 4, 2017
Time:
10 AM — 8 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:
February 7, 2017, March 7, 2017, April 4, 2017, May 2, 2017
Time:
8–10 PM
Curator Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse in the Burke Museum Ethnology collections

Discover the local materials used by Pacific Northwest peoples for thousands of years in this four-part class.

Date:
February 8, 2017, February 15, 2017, February 22, 2017, March 1, 2017
Time:
7 PM
Artifact ID Day

Do you have any intriguing objects tucked away? Let’s uncover the mysteries together.

Date:
February 11, 2017
Time:
1–3:30 PM
Collections manager showing a group of kids a mammal skull.

Spend mid-winter break with the Burke as we explore the lives of ancient and modern land animals. 

Date:
February 21, 2017February 24, 2017
Time:
9 AM – 4 PM
Illustration of masiakasaurus by Lukas Panzarin

Dinosaurs “ruled the Earth,” but what did they really do in their ecosystems?

Date:
March 10, 2017
Time:
7 PM

Dig into the prehistoric past at Dino Weekend! Stay tuned for advance tickets available online in early 2017.

Date:
March 11, 2017, March 12, 2017
Time:
10 AM – 5 PM
Black-tailed deer in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Join Pulitzer-prize winning author William Dietrich for a figurative hike through the North Cascades.

Date:
April 6, 2017
Time:
7 PM
Kids look at a fish specimen.

Look high and low to discover glowing creatures of the deep sea, and modern dinosaurs perched in our trees!

Date:
April 10, 2017April 14, 2017
Time:
9 AM – 4 PM
A participant in the workshop writes by the water.

Join award-winning authors Kathleen Alcalá, Lynda Mapes and Stokley Towles in a workshop devoted to writing about the environment.

Date:
April 29, 2017
Time:
9 AM – 5 PM
Native bentwood box and jewelry available for purchase at Native Art Market

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

Date:
May 13, 2017
Time:
10 AM – 4 PM
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