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GiveBIG to the Burke

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Wed., May 15, 2013 | 12:01 am – 11:59 pm

Visit the Burke Museum on Wednesday, May 15, for free admission and extended hours (10 am - 8 pm) in honor of The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG day!

Between midnight and midnight on May 15, every donation to the Burke Museum will be stretched with funds provided by The Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG sponsors. 3 Easy Steps to GiveBIG on May 15th:

  1. FOLLOW us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on our progress!
  2. GIVE to the Burke through The Seattle Foundation's website
  3. CELEBRATE with us! The museum is offering free admission and extended hours on May 15. Stop by to see our Plastics exhibit, have a glass of wine (5–7 pm), or attend a fun book talk (7 pm). We would love to see you and thank you for your support!

Size matters at the Burke:
Found a HUGE spider in your basement? The Burke has the top spider specialist in Seattle. He debunks spider myths for terrified citizens daily. (Hint: that basement-dweller is probably harmless.)

The Burke houses the BIGGEST fish collection in North America, including a recent acquisition of two million TINY fish ear bones. Researchers use our specimens to investigate questions like: how are "fish sticks" affecting fish evolution?

The Burke serves more than 100,000 kids every year through our education program: from "LITTLE Dinos" to 13-going-on-30-year-old Girls in Science.

Your investment in our work enables us to care for our shared natural and cultural heritage collections, conduct world-class research, and deliver exhibits and programs that inspire people to value their connection with all life—and act accordingly. Thank you for your support!