Events at the Burke

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

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

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

Date:
February 25, 2018, March 25, 2018, April 29, 2018, May 27, 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:
March 1, 2018, April 5, 2018, May 3, 2018, June 7, 2018
Time:
10 AM – 8 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
Tule mat, wa'paas bags, and cornhusk bags in the Burke Museum Ethnology collection.

Drop by our Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Work in Progress exhibit as Yakama artists demonstrate Plateau-style weaving techniques

Date:
March 5, 2018
Time:
11 AM – 4 PM
trivia night

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

Date:
March 6, 2018, April 3, 2018, May 1, 2018
Time:
8–10 PM

Ever wonder what's behind those doors marked "Staff Only?" Join us for Members' Behind-the-Scenes Night and find out.

Date:
April 4, 2018
Time:
5–8 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
Visitors at a previous NiteLife event

Ditch your winter blues with baby animals, a little flower power, and a drink with friends at the Burke's newest NiteLife event.

 
Date:
May 18, 2018
Time:
5:30–8:30 PM
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