Events at the Burke

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

Featured Event

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

Date:
February 10, 2016
Time:
5–8 PM
The Mating Game graphic

Join us for a Valentine’s Day-themed cocktail hour to learn about animal anatomy and mating rituals, as well as how people express love and romance.

Date:
February 5, 2016
Time:
6 – 8:30 PM
campers in lab coats stand over a fossil

Looking for a mid-winter break activity for your young learner? Spend the day with dinosaurs at the Burke!

Date:
February 16, 2016
Time:
9 AM – 4 PM
Early Seattle Regrade

Few cities have changed as much as Seattle. Dig in to why and how the landscape has changed in this four-part lecture series.

Date:
February 17, 2016March 9, 2016
Time:
Wednesdays at 7 PM

Visit the Burke on Archaeology Day to learn about how humans lived in the past, see hundreds of artifacts and do hands-on activities!

Date:
February 20, 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:
March 1, 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:
March 3, 2016
Time:
10 AM - 8 PM
Lythronax

Discover the ancient lost continent of Laramidia and the remarkable dinosaurs that lived there in this free public lecture with paleontologist Dr. Scott Sampson.

Date:
March 11, 2016
Time:
7 PM

Dig into the prehistoric past at Dino Day! See and touch fossils, meet Burke paleontologists and make your own discovery in a fossil dig pit!

Date:
March 12, 2016
Time:
10 AM – 4 PM
Bentwood halibut hooks

Explore how Native plants of the northwest were managed, harvested, and prepared by Indigenous peoples for food and material items in a special class with a group of accomplished ethnobotanists.

Date:
March 29, 2016April 19, 2016
Time:
Tuesdays at 7 PM
boy holding otter skull in front of face

Spend spring break with the Burke as we discover and explore different animals each day!

Date:
April 11, 2016
Time:
9 AM – 4 PM
Three people sitting along a river

Join award-winning authors Knute Berger, Michelle Nijhuis, and Maria Mudd Ruth as they lead classroom and field-based sessions.

Date:
April 16, 2016
Time:
9 AM - 5 PM
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