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Community Events

The following events are considered by the Burke Museum to be of potential interest to our members.

Sept.
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Burke Museum

80 Days of Summer

Sat., June 20, 2015 – Mon., Sept. 7, 2015 | 10 –  5 pm

Make your own craft to take home, answer questions to discover what object is in the Mystery Box, do scavenger hunts in the gallery and get outside and do outdoor activities (weather permitting)! At the Burke, we’re doing all those things every day, all summer long. Join us for daily adventures—we’re changing them up every week, so BOREDOM loses and you WIN!

Aug.
6
Burke Museum

Free First Thursdays

Thurs., Aug. 6, 2015 | 10 am – 8 pm

On the first Thursday of every month, admission to the Burke Museum is FREE and the museum will remain open until 8 pm. We hope you can visit us!

Aug.
6
College Inn Pub

Burke Trivia Night at the College Inn Pub

Thurs., Aug. 6, 2015 – Sat., Aug. 6, 2016 | 8 –  8 pm

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.

Sept.
3
Burke Room

Lightning Serpents in Washington State:  Makah Culture and the Importance of Oral Histories

Thurs., Sept. 3, 2015 | 7 pm

Makah artist Micah McCarty will discuss the important function of the lightning serpent in the culture of the coastal tribes of Washington. The lightning serpent is an integral participant in the spiritual and ceremonial life of the Makah people.