The Burke offers a special event for everyone with popular annual family events like Dino Day, lectures with prominent leaders in the arts and sciences, exhibit-related programs, cultural festivals, and more!
On the first Thursday of every month, admission to the Burke Museum is FREE and the museum will remain open until 8 pm. Hands-on activities are offered each month.
The Burke Museum presents a monthly pub quiz for science buffs, culture gurus, and museum lovers. Bring your friends to the College Inn Pub and test your knowledge of the natural world. Compete with other teams for drink vouchers and other prizes. Teams are limited to 6 players. Cost: $5 per team.
Burke Trivia Night happens every first Thursday at 8 pm at the College Inn Pub.
Hosted by the Burke Museum at the College Inn Pub, 4006 University Way NE. Support for Trivia Night was provided by the University of Washington Graduate School. This is a 21+ event.
Can’t make it to Dino Day to see the South Lake Union Mammoth tusk? Come see the fossil during the last three weekends in March (Saturdays and Sundays, March 15-30).
The tusk is fully enclosed in a plaster jacket (much like a broken arm or leg wrapped in a cast), but you can still learn about the tusk’s conservation process and get a good sense of its gently curved shape and tremendous length of 8 ½ feet! Get an up-close look at other Ice Age fossils (including tusks) from the Burke’s fossil collection, or take guided mini-tours in the Life and Times of Washington State exhibit. Photos of the tusk and its journey, as well as video of it being lifted by a crane out of the AMLI Residential construction site will accompany the tusk on the weekends.
Join the Burke Museum for a special day about Native American art. Explore the incredible artwork of local Native American artists, who are experts in mediums such as weaving, basketry, and beadwork. Meet artists and watch demonstrations of their work. Also attend talks throughout the day in the Burke Room.
Join award-winning authors Wendy Call, Craig Lesley, and Ana Maria Spagna as they lead classroom and field-based sessions. They bring years of experience as writers, researchers, and teachers. Each is an attentive observer who weaves together history, science, and field time into well-crafted, thought-provoking writing about the natural and cultural world. Plus, with Craig we have the insights of a novelist, who is sure to give everyone a new and captivating perspective on the environment and how to weave into one’s writing.