Events at the Burke

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

Exterior of the Burke Museum

Celebrate your boundless curiosity with free admission to the Burke with a Smithsonian Museum Day Live! ticket.

Date:
September 23, 2017
Time:
10 AM – 5 PM

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

Date:
September 24, 2017, October 29, 2017, November 26, 2017, January 28, 2018
Time:
11 AM – 2 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 3, 2017, November 7, 2017, December 5, 2017, October 2, 2018
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 5, 2017, November 2, 2017, December 7, 2017, January 4, 2018
Time:
10 AM – 8 PM
Fossil preparator Bruce Crowley works on the T. rex skull

Get up close to the T. rex skull when we open the doors to the Testing, Testing 1-2-3 fossil prep lab on National Fossil Day.

Date:
October 11, 2017
Time:
10 AM – 5 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, 2017
Time:
6–8:30 PM, 5:30 PM for Burke members

We've combined two of our most popular annual events—Bug Blast and Meet the Mammals—into one amazing day!

Date:
November 12, 2017
Time:
10 AM – 5 PM
Kids uncover a replica marine mammal fossil in a dig pit.

Dig into the prehistoric past at Dino Weekend!

Date:
March 3, 2018March 4, 2018
Time:
10 AM – 5 PM
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