Events at the Burke

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

Featured Event

Visitors at a previous Burke NiteLife event

Enjoy a night out and learn all about creatures that roamed the earth during the Ice Age at the next Burke NiteLife event.

Date:
February 9, 2018
Time:
5:30–8:30 PM
 

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

Date:
January 28, 2018, February 25, 2018, March 25, 2018, April 29, 2018
Time:
11 AM – 2 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 1, 2018, March 1, 2018, April 5, 2018, May 3, 2018
Time:
10 AM – 8 PM
trivia night

A monthly pub quiz for science buffs, culture gurus, and museum lovers.

Date:
February 6, 2018, March 6, 2018, April 3, 2018
Time:
8–10 PM
Visitors at a previous Burke NiteLife event

Enjoy a night out and learn all about creatures that roamed the earth during the Ice Age at the next Burke NiteLife event.

Date:
February 9, 2018
Time:
5:30–8:30 PM

See carvers producing new work inspired by the carving practices of indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast.

Date:
February 17, 2018
Time:
10 AM – 4 PM
Visitors look at the Tufts-Love T. rex skull in the paleo prep lab in Testing, Testing 1-2-3
Step into our fossil prep lab to watch as Burke paleontologists carefully prepare fossils! 
 
Date:
February 23, 2018, March 23, 2018, April 27, 2018, May 25, 2018
Time:
12–4 PM
Batrachotomus illustration by John Conway

Learn how dinosaur movement changed over time—especially as they evolved into sizeable giants.

Date:
March 2, 2018
Time:
7 PM
A family looks at fossils and talks with a Burke paleontologist

Fossils take over the whole museum for this two-day prehistoric party!

Date:
March 3, 2018March 4, 2018
Time:
10 AM – 5 PM
A person writing by the water

Join award-winning authors Lynn Brunelle, Claudia Castro Luna, and Jonathan White in a workshop devoted to writing about the environment.

Date:
April 7, 2018
Time:
9 AM – 5 PM
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