Events at the Burke

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

Featured Event

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
 
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

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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